Teacher Spotlight: Marchella


2,000 hour Purna Yoga Professional

Practicing Yoga since: 2003

Teaching at ASC since: 2007

Why do you love teaching yoga?

I love teaching yoga because it allows me to work with people in a deep and profound way that is very fulfilling. Purna Yoga has helped me heal and grow in so many beautiful ways that I naturally wanted to share this with others. It is an honor and true joy to guide students through the process of loving their body, focusing their mind and opening their heart. As I teach, I also grow as an individual and as a teacher. ​

What is your favorite quote?

There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved. – George Sand.

If you could give one piece of advice to yourself as a new yoga student, what would it be?

Enjoy the process and trust that you are making progress even if you can’t see it. Don’t force your body and self through this process. Let yourself unfold one breath at a time, one pose at a time, and one moment of love at a time.

What benefits have you received from Purna Yoga?

Purna Yoga has healed me of back pain, depression, and has balanced my relationship with myself and others to name just a few. The biggest benefit Purna Yoga has given me is the gift of understanding and knowing myself as an eternal being of Love and Light. It has given me an open minded perspective from which I can understand my body, my feelings, and my thoughts. My teacher Savitri, through Heartfull Meditation (a petal of Purna Yoga), has given me clarity that everyone on earth has a purpose here and when we connect with this purpose, loneliness disappears and we can live our life with clarity and love.

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