“do good, be good, feel good, live well”
"There is no road to happiness. Happiness IS the way." ~ The Dalai Lama
For more than thirty years, Marianne Wells has been studying and teaching yoga around the globe. Her numerous workshops, Yoga Training Immersion Weekends, and private practice have inspired thousands of honest and dedicated students and instructors both domestically and internationally. A leader in the yoga community, Marianne is committed to handing down the lineage of health and happiness through her methodology based on traditional teachings adapted for today's world. Marianne is committed to not brand her "style," preferring to teach the heritage of the tree of yoga in her comprehensive curriculum that promotes personal study, balanced living, and unceasing growth.
Born and raised in the yoga lifestyle, Marianne is a natural teacher. Her parents instilled in her the benefits of a healthy and holistic existence. From a very early age, she was encouraged by her father to meditate daily and by her mother to practice nightly headstands and other postures through the day. Even when money was tight, her folks always found a way to bring fruits and vegetables to the table, resulting in Marianne's steadfast belief that a family can still eat healthy while living on a budget.
Integrating her yoga upbringing and her formal training into a positive and compassionate teaching style, her yoga teacher training classes are tailored to fit the needs of each and every student. Her classes are said to be ”deceptively strenuous, yet surprisingly gentle” as she blends Hatha yoga and the principles of Iyengar body alignment into a mindful yoga awareness. Her approach is to offer a warm, comfortable space to inspire and enhance everyone's experience.
Marianne is a graduate from Indiana University. Marianne Wells Yoga School is a Yoga Alliance Registered School as well as International Association of Yoga Therapist (IAYT) Registered School. Founder Marianne Wells is Yoga Alliance certified 500 E-RYT and is a member of IAYT. Her in-depth knowledge and practice of the countless branches of yoga and yoga instruction have been honed through years of yoga teaching as well as deeper studies under the supervision of various leaders in the yoga world, including that of Iyengar and Gurmukh, and the study of Eastern Philosophy at the University of Saint Thomas. It is her steadfast belief that yoga is for everyone and that a student selection process, a seemingly new trend in yoga instruction, is contrary to the study and practice of yoga. All are welcome to flow and grow in their practice with Marianne. Marianne Wells Yoga School teacher training has helped launch successful yoga careers and studios in 48 countries around the world.