stepped onto her
mat in 2000 at the encouragement of her
dearest friends, in part to ease the grief caused when her
beloved father developed lung cancer and also to combat the effects of fibromyalgia. (She still thanks an enlighted physician at Mayo Clinic for suggesting she
try yoga.) As her
practice deepened, her
mind calmed, her
body strengthened, and her
What's more, the fibromyalgia ended, she
lost weight, and felt as vital as she
had in years.
Yoga changed everything for me and for my family," she
In 2006, Marcia, a former journalist and writer, wrote the plan that would launch Green Lotus.
friend (and yoga buddy) Christie Singleton co-founded Green Lotus
and planted the seeds of service that have become the foundation of the Green Lotus philosophy.
"As teachers and healers," Marcia
says, "we meet students and clients where they are.
We learn and grow from each other -- and have fun doing it!
In 2009, they recruited Merry Beth Hovey and Candy Bell to join them as partners in Green Lotus
has been blessed to study with talented and compassionate teachers.
first 200-hour yoga teacher training early in 2006 and began teaching regular classes and workshops and leading meditation.
That same year, she
experienced Journey into Power Level 1 Teacher Training with Baron Baptiste, a powerful form of vinyasa flow.
In 2008 she
completed a second RYT 200-hour teacher training - Green Lotus'
MAYS program - and earned the EYRT 200 designation in 2010.
completed Judith Lasater's restorative training in July 2011 and is a registered Relax and Renew instructor.
leads a Restorative Teacher Training each year, based on the teachings of Judith and other restorative pioneers.
In May 2012 Marcia finished an 18-month, 300-hour progam - Mindfulness Yoga and Meditation Training - at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California - which explored the integration of meditation and yoga with teachers Phillip Moffitt, Mark Coleman, Anna Douglas, Janice Gates, Anne Cushman, and Chip Hartranft.
is co-leader of Green Lotus's
500-hour teacher training program.
enjoys writing and reading, hiking, swimming, gardening, and studying yoga.