Marianne teaches weekly astanga and hatha yoga classes in Monkstown, Co Dublin, as well as philosophy intensives and workshops around Ireland. She is Yoga Alliance registered at E-RYT 500, their highest level, having trained in the Astanga, Iyengar and Sivananda (advanced certificate) traditions and taught regularly in Dublin since 2000. She has studied in India with many masters, including Sri K Pattabhi Jois and BNS Iyengar, and returns regularly to deepen in her own practice. She continues to learn with many senior western teachers as well. Her meditation practice and study of yoga philosophy began nearly 40 years ago in San Francisco. In 2006, she completed over 1000 hours of course work in yoga philosophy and history with Georg Feuerstein, Phd., eminient yoga scholar and practitioner (two certificates). She studied Buddhist Psychology with Amida Pure Land Buddhists in the UK (advanced certificate) and practises Buddhist and Shamanic Counselling. She is a disciple of Ramesh S. Balsekar, enlightened sage and teacher of Advaita Vedanta. She has an MA in English Literature and Language. As a teacher, her goal is to help students develop a practice in harmony with their unique constitution and inner truth. Since yoga is much more than asana, she believes in expanding her students awareness of the vast tradition of yoga and introducing them to traditional practices beyond the asana. Honouring the innate wisdom in every student, she creates a sacred space, a peaceful and supportive atmosphere where students can explore who they are and move beyond limiting belief patterns. She helps students discover the Oneness between “life” and “the mat”, between body and spirit, so that the empowerment which flows from the practice brings to their lives an abundance of Joy, Creativity, Acceptance, Trust and Love.