Featured review

Featured review
5 5 5 5 5
Ottawa, ON
May 29, 2019

I have been a yogi for many years and my life follows my dedication to yoga.  Yoga with Sylvie and Martha is a priority for me.  It grounds, balances, keeps me in the present and generally calms my world.  Certainly as much as any therapy ever could.  Yoga is my therapy.  My practice has evolved over the years and I cannot imagine yoga not being a major part of my being.  When I am not at home with Empower ME Yoga, I have to source out where I can
continue my practice.  

Thank you Marla,  for giving me and my fellow yogis continued spirituality in your beautiful studio and providing us (me) with my favourite part of the classes..the Crystal Singing Bowl as an entrance to Savasana.

Namaste,

Nancy Fortune

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Marla
Marla is a versatile and spirited teacher who thrives on entertaining, educating and empowering people through the imaginative fusion of fitness and Yoga. She was named Canadian Fitness Presenter of the Year twice (2002 & 2007) by her peers in the Canadian Association of Fitness Professionals. Marla is an authentic expression of her diverse and rich experience in the fields of fitness and Yoga. In the fitness realm, Marla is creatively pioneering the mind-body movement with reverence to the wisdom traditions. As a yoga teacher, her style reflects an appreciation of the principles that govern human performance while encouraging transformation through embodied presence.
 
Marla is a contributing author to the recently launched Stress Resiliency Program as well as the Group Fitness Specialist Certification Manual for Can-Fit-Pro, she continues to champion career development for fitness professionals internationally. Marla maintains E-RYT® 500 and YACEP® designations with Yoga Alliance.
 
Many esteemed teachers, styles of Yoga and transformative incidents have inspired Marla’s personal life and career. Sarah Powers and Paul Grilley have had a significant influence on her personal practice as well as the forms of Yoga she enjoys teaching – Yin Yoga, Taoist Yoga and Vinyasa Flow. Her primary interest as a teacher involves accessing and nurturing all dimensions of our humanity through body-based consciousness. Marla continues to study and practice various from of Buddhism and draws extensively from Buddhist psychology in her approach. Marla is the owner and director of Empower ME Yoga Studio & Teacher Training Academy in Ottawa, is guest faculty for numerous Yoga trainings and conducts regular retreats and intensives internationally. Marla is a recent graduate of the acclaimed ‘Mindfulness Yoga & Meditation Training’ and mentorship program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California. She manages her career through Empower ME Lifestyles based in Ottawa, Canada.

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AM Simply S-T-R-E-T-C-H
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8:00
PM Yin & Yoga Nidra
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10:15
AM Simply Yoga
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AM Simply Yoga
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9:15
AM Simply Yoga

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Featured review

Featured review
5 5 5 5 5
Ottawa, ON
May 29, 2019

I have been a yogi for many years and my life follows my dedication to yoga.  Yoga with Sylvie and Martha is a priority for me.  It grounds, balances, keeps me in the present and generally calms my world.  Certainly as much as any therapy ever could.  Yoga is my therapy.  My practice has evolved over the years and I cannot imagine yoga not being a major part of my being.  When I am not at home with Empower ME Yoga, I have to source out where I can
continue my practice.  

Thank you Marla,  for giving me and my fellow yogis continued spirituality in your beautiful studio and providing us (me) with my favourite part of the classes..the Crystal Singing Bowl as an entrance to Savasana.

Namaste,

Nancy Fortune

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