Marie Thorne-Thomsen

Take a class with me and you will shift your self into an incredible space of inner wisdom, challenging asanas and heartfelt fun.  I draw from the traditional systems of yoga to shape each class and student.  My vinyasa style is a fusion of astanga and iyengar with dashes of yogic philosophy, loving kindness, pranayama and guided meditations.  If you don’t find your true self in class you will certainly find something juicy to chew on for a while.  I tell it like it is with grace and gratitude and my passion, experience and love for yoga shine through crystal clear.  I took my first class at 19 years old in 1990 at the Santa Barbara Yoga Center with Sarah Powers.  That was the beginning of a new existence with a practice that would evolve to fit every life change, challenge and blessing.  I have been practicing for 33 years and studied with Sarah Powers, Nicki Doane & Eddie Modestini in Maui, Tim Miller in Encinitas, Deb Dobbin right here at home and countless others.  I received my 200hr YA teacher certification with Nicki Doane & Eddie Modestini in 2010 and have been teaching for 12 years.  I have a lot of fun and learn so much through teaching.  It has accelerated my practice exponentially and gives me a grounded respect for all teachers of all crafts everywhere in the world.  Teaching is a gift as is yoga.  Passing on the knowledge just as the ancients did is a tremendous honor.  I try to bring that traditional aspect and depth into my classes with a light heart and reality checks along the way.  My purpose is to really “teach” the art and science of the practice of yoga incorporating our entire being from the physical, mental, emotional, energetic and spiritual.  Bring your aches and pains, bring your energy and power, bring your dreams and desires, offer it up and allow the practice of yoga to help make the impossible possible.  Please visit my website for upcoming retreats and yoga vacations.  Namaste'