"At the intersection of movement and stillness, we find ourselves."
Due to COVID-19, all in-person classes are suspended until further notice. Marisa is still available for online yoga sessions for those looking to tend to their physical, mental, and emotional well-being during this time. Current offerings include (all times US ET):
Weekly Zoom classes:
Sundays 6:30pm | 60 minute Slow Flow & 10 minute Meditation
Tuesdays 7pm | 70 minute Flow
Everyone is welcome! To receive meeting link, send $10 via Venmo or PayPal.me to @ MarisaEMartin and include class date and email address in the notes. If you're unable to comfortably pay during these times, contact Marisa privately to join.
*Times subject to change. Send your email through Contact page to be added to class mailing list
Weekly Studio classes:
Thursdays 6pm | 75 minute Yoga for Dancers via Peridance Online Studio
Given with dancers' physical and emotional needs in mind, but all are welcome!
Fridays 12pm | 45 minute Flow & 10 minute Meditation via Yoga Vida Online
Open to all levels with all classes saved to the on-demand library
Personalized private sessions for individuals or groups via Zoom, FaceTime, or medium of your choice. Email or visit the Contact page for inquiries
-Feel Good Slow Flow on IGTV @MarisaMartin_
-Variety of classes available via Yoga Vida On Demand
-Basics Flow on Yoga Vida Youtube
-All-levels flow on JETSWEAT Fitness
CLASSES: Marisa’s teaching has been described as intuitive, compassionate, creative, and intelligent. She seeks to create an environment that is supportive, warm, and welcoming to all. Marisa’s priority is to be fully present with her students in order to remain open to the needs of any given moment. Classes are taught at a moderate pace to allow for mindfulness and depth of understanding coupled with the joy of flowing movement. Her teaching is rooted in Vinyasa - linking breath to movement - and often includes elements of pranayama (breathwork), meditation, anatomy, yoga philosophy, Iyengar yoga, restorative yoga, and self-massage. Options, modifications, and personalized feedback are offered to help individuals choose what suits their own needs on any given day. All are encouraged to explore, trust that they are their own best teachers, and revel in the practices of self-study, self-healing, and self-love. Her students report a large variety of physical benefits, including improved ease and breadth of movement, strength, and stamina, as well as a greater sense of calm, grounding, and mental clarity in their daily lives. Marisa teaches with the belief that our practice, whether new or long-established, can be used as an opportunity to look deeply inwards and, in turn, move out into the world leading from a more centered, compassionate place.
ABOUT: Marisa currently teaches at Yoga Vida and Peridance Center in New York City and holds private sessions by request. With a specialty in Yoga for Dancers, she has taught a large range of ages at many dance studios and training programs. Most notably, she has been a guest teacher at Seed Dance Center in Taiwan and at the residence of the esteemed Juilliard School. She received her 200-hour Vinyasa certification from Yoga Vida and completed a five-month intensive mentorship program under the guidance of her teacher and mentor, Nathan Lowry. She went on to continue her studies focusing on Trauma Sensitivity (Annie Piper), Restorative Yoga (Abby Paloma), and the fundamentals of Iyengar Yoga (Nikki Costello). She is further informed by her BFA in Dance from Fordham University/The Alvin Ailey School and long-time dance career. Marisa draws inspiration from her students, teachers, peers, and self-practice and is committed to remaining a lifelong student.