Marianne discovered the countless benefits of yoga and meditation around 2003, and has enjoyed practicing and learning ever since. She has worked as a Pediatric Physical Therapist Assistant serving Children with Special Needs since 1999. Marianne was trained as a Children’s Yoga Teacher in January of 2014 with Kidding Around Yoga, and began teaching kids at Blue Pearl Yoga Studio in Batavia, NY.
In July of 2014, Marianne received her RCYT-95 Children's yoga specialty and her RYT-200 Yoga teacher training with Radiant Child/Family Yoga.
She also trained with Zensational Kids, and was honored to implement their Educate 2-B Program as well as a weekly yoga program for the 2014/15 school year at KidStart Preschool in Livingston County.
In September of 2016, Marianne was trained as a Labyrinth Facilitator through Veriditas, and received her Grounded Yoga Teacher Training with Grounded Kids Yoga in November 2016. Further training was completed in December 2018 with Rebecca Cohen Yoga School, earning a 200 hr certificate in Vinyasa Yoga.
In January of 2019, Marianne earned the distinction of E-RYT (experienced registered yoga teacher) with Yoga Alliance.
In November of 2015, Marianne became the new proprietor of Blue Pearl Yoga, and enjoys connecting with the local, vibrant community in Batavia and the surrounding areas. She feels that the studio is a natural place for peaceful people to connect. It brings her great joy to share her unique experience and training with anyone who has a curiosity about the blissful, peaceful side of life.