Mari is a native Southern Californian who quickly fell in love with Georgia after moving here over 15 years ago. Yoga was her refuge while raising three children and dealing with the challenges of crippling anxiety that turned into a passion when she made the life altering decision to enroll in teacher training. Mari believes that everyone should have a mind-body connection and find joy and freedom when moving their bodies. That goal inspires her everyday as she tries to bring the joy that she finds on her mat to all her students. She loves watching students grow stronger and learning what their bodies are capable of. Her classes include helpful alignment and modification guidance as well as being challenging. In all the classes she teaches, she seeks to keep it fun and be a creative experience. She loves to watch that spark she sees in students ignite into a flame and help them accomplish their goals, both physically and mentally. Mari received her 200 RYT at Peachtree Yoga Center and her 300 RYT at Johns Creek Yoga. She is also a certified Pilates instructor. When not on her mat, you can usually find her floating on Lake Lanier!