Marcia was first introduced to yoga in the late 1980's and has been teaching in the bay area for over 7 years. She is co-founder and director of Island Yoga, located in Alameda's West End – chosen as Best Yoga Studio 2014 by the readers of Alameda Magazine.
She enjoys sharing with her students the therapeutic powers of yoga she has experienced through her own practice. Classes with Marcia are challenging yet approachable with sequences designed to gain greater strength, flexibility, and balance, along with a sense of lightness in the body and calmness in the mind. She teaches with a strong focus on the principles of alignment and proper movement in the yoga postures. The use of props is encouraged so that, regardless of age or ability, everyone can achieve the benefits of the practice.
Marcia is a graduate of the Advanced Studies Program from the Yoga Room in Berkeley - a three year program with over 1,000 hours of teacher-training. She is an experienced registered yoga teacher at the 500-hour level (E-RYT-500) and is also a certified Relax and Renew Trainer through Judith Lasater's accredited program. Her teaching, as well as her personal practice, is continually inspired by her primary teachers; Donald Moyer and Mary Lou Weprin.