Teacher Spotlight: Alissa Marguerite Yoga
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Every month, we’ll highlight a Flex & Flow teacher so we can all get to know each other even better. We hope you learn something new, laugh a little, and hop on the mat with every single one of our amazing instructors.
And what better day to start this email series than on International Day of Yoga. P.S. Did you know all of our classes are FREE today?!
This month, Alissa is in the spotlight! Alissa has been a teacher at Flex & Flow since day one and she continues to light up the space with the most creative yoga flows that make all of our muscles burn. The way she weaves a thought or yoga philosophy into her classes helps us focus on the mat, and helps us melt even more into Savasana. There’s no chance you won’t float out of her class.
Keep scrolling to learn more about this lovely yogi.
Yoga with Alissa
Where it all began…
I was introduced to yoga in high school; but it wasn’t until after college in 2008 when I found a traditional yoga studio that I felt significant change in my personal life beyond the mat. What got me was the mental clearing and sharp focus, and also learning HOW to actually breathe (why aren’t we taught how to breathe in grade school?!?). My life was significantly shifting and my panic attacks that had increased from 2005 – 2008 were starting to fade as I gained control of my body, breath, and mind. I trusted that something bigger was happening beyond my physical form, something that would help me cope with the waves of life. My yoga home became Inner Strength Studios in Watertown MA, and it is where I ended up training for my 200 Hour YTT in 2013.
For the love of yoga
My favorite pose at the moment is Parivrtta Baddha Anjaneyasana: Bound Revolved Crescent Lunge. There is so much happening during those pose for me, and currently, I enjoy the sensation of depth in the twist while resisting gravity’s pull towards the floor. It makes me feel strong due to the energetic exchange between the legs, and keeps my brain firing while exploring a bind that feels foreign. It is challenging and humbling. Collapsing after releasing it is also my favorite.
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The good and the weird in teaching yoga
Photo by: @MaggieJaneCechPhoto
Laugh a little…or a lot.
On the mat with Alissa
You can get on the mat with Alissa regularly for Power Vinyasa on Mondays at 5:30 PM, Vinyasa on Wednesdays and Fridays at 9 AM and Sundays at 4:15 PM, and Active Restoration on Sundays at 7:15 PM. Reserve your spot in Alissa’s next class right now!
On Saturday, June 30 from 1:30-3:30 PM, join Alissa for a workshop that will help you explore mobility, strength, and flexibility in the hip joints to build up to challenging poses such as bird of paradise and compass. This workshop is $35