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Marissa Rykiss

Having spent much of her childhood and adolescence training as a dancer, Marissa has always felt a connection to movement. Upon closing that chapter of her life, and having sensed a similar appreciation for her yoga practice, she began to explore this version of herself more deeply. It was not until the summer of 2013, while completing her Conflict Resolution Studies practicum placement in Thailand, that Marissa began to experience yoga, not only as something physically transformational, but both mentally and emotionally so. Through daily yoga practice and meditation, she started to observe profound positive changes within herself, and upon returning home, Marissa was eager to share her insights with those around her. In the summer of 2014, Marissa completed a 200-hour Foundation Teacher Training with Dillon Cherrett of Source Yoga Studios. In January of 2015, Marissa traveled to Nicaragua to complete the 300-hour Moksha Yoga Teacher Training Program and is currently in the process of completing 500 hours of study Marissa’s approach to yoga has been influenced greatly by formal education. In addition to achieving physical strength, flexibility and optimal health, she believes that yoga is integral in understanding and transforming our narratives and interpersonal relationships.