Marsha began practicing ashtanga yoga shortly after graduating from GSU with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science. She thrived on the discipline, strength, and clarity that the practice provided. She knew instantly that it would be a lifelong practice and pursuit for peace and contentment. She was offered a teaching position in 2003 and was thrilled to make yoga not only her passion but also her career.
Marsha became the co-owner of Balance Yoga in 2005 and the sole owner in 2014 and has thoroughly enjoyed sharing this practice with people who are willing to do the work to grow. She finds the work to be challenging and highly rewarding. She is passionate about showing people how to manage anxiety, stress, aging and mental health with yoga. She strives to keep her students and herself calm, focused, and happy throughout the practice. Marsha knows that the true teacher is the yoga itself so she works to keep the studio and each class feeling good, comfortable, supportive, and loving so students continue to come back and practice. She knows that yoga works: you just have to do it consistently and mindfully!
You can always count on her to welcome you with a big smile and a willingness to work with you exactly where you are. She loves to connect with her students and support them on their individual journey. In her class expect to be seen, supported, gently pushed and encouraged to develop your own intuition.
She is grateful to all the students and teachers she has worked with over the years. They have all led her to where she is now. Her practice and teaching is primarily influenced by: Manju Jois, Paul Dallaghan, Kino MacGregor, Tim Feldmann, Sharath Jois, David Keil, David Garrigues and Laruga Glaser.