Thursday, October 12, 2006

Marlie Wesner, the Wonderful, the Yoga teacher, the person

Marlie Wesner loves yoga and it comes through, in her teaching and in her practice.

Marlie has been studying yoga since 1981. Her initial training took place in the first thirteen years of her practice within the Siddha yoga ashrams. There she spent 13 summers studying yoga and yoga philosophy with Carlos Pomeda, Douglas Brooks, Sally Kempton and eventually met John Friend the founder of Anusara Yoga in 1989 and has been studying with him ever since. She has also trained with Sarah Powers and Maritza.

John Friend’s emphasis on the heart in yoga shines through in Marlie’s teaching. Moving with Grace is what her classes are about, a combination of heart, mind and body. She brings a love of the philosophy to the mind, a love of life to the heart, and a love of moving and achieving joy in the body through the asanas.

She has a strong dedication to awareness in yoga and the use of Anusara universal principles of alignment as a safe way to learn and expand our abilities

As a Feldenkrais advocate as well, she is interested in movement as a way to understand our body/mind unity, and has a strong dedication to awareness in yoga as a safe way to learn and expand our abilities.

Marlie is as well a master gardener and experienced herbalist and appreciates body use in the real world, not just in the studio. People of all sizes and shapes are welcome in her classes, which are of many levels, from level 1 to level 4.

She has two daughters, ages 22 and 25, and raised them without television and deeply in connection with nature. She loves to eat naturally, to be outside, to garden, to knit, to read, and to chant and be in love with life. Sometimes she even loves the big dufus she lives with, of name Chris Elms.

She teaches Sunday mornings at 9:45, and Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9:30 AM, as well as, for the time being, Monday evenings at 5:30 PM. All these classes are at the Yoga Community, in Sonoma, California.

All her classes start and end with beautiful chanting, a treat to all with ears and a tribute to her love and thankfulness to life and yoga.

1 comment:

My Little Room In The Corner said...

That is one of the most beautiful descriptions of one of the most beautiful women I have the privilege of knowing - My Sister. Thank you for that tribute to her.