Marsha D. Banks-Harold, owner and instructor, is a native Alexandrian and graduate of Williams High School. Marsha holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from VA TECH. Marsha has been employed by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for the last 15 years. She has served as a Supervisory Patent Examiner in the Communications area since 2001. Marsha’s passion is motivating others to reach their career, family spiritual and fitness goals. At any time you will see Marsha offering encouraging words to others. Marsha discovered that it was very important for her to have peace in all aspects of her life: physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual (PIES).
Marsha’s discovery concerning peace led her to register for the Foundational Training Program offered at Body Balance Yoga Studio in Williamsburg, VA in September of 2008. The full course provided study in yoga philosophy, history, literature, postures, breathing, anatomy, lifestyle, and in-depth training in teaching techniques and methodology. The course offered examination of two primary lineages of yoga, in the traditions of Bishnu Ghosh (1903-1970) of Clacutta and Tirumala Krishnamacharya (1888-1989) of Mysore and Chennai. Recently, Marsha has added Yoga Therapist to her calling and has been blessed to open a second studio, also in Alexandria, VA.