“Action is movement with intelligence. The world is filled with movement. What the world needs is more conscious movement, more action.” 

B.K.S. Iyengar

MEET THE TEACHERS

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About Marca Hughes - Owner & Certified Yoga Instructor

I have been practicing yoga for over 20 years and have been most greatly influenced by the teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar- a true master at the art, poetry and science of yoga. As a writer, I enjoy the metaphor one can apply in working with the body and mind to express micro and macro themes and as a teacher I love exploring the use of language to direct and deepen the experience of my students. I believe yoga is a medium for cultivating inspiration by way of moving precious energy through the body. My classes offer carefully designed sequencing to explore the depths of the physical body to influence the stilling of the mind. My teaching style is one of inclusivity and encouragement with a through-line that emphasizes breath, internal awareness, alignment, and grounding gently guiding each student back to their true nature and inner home while attempting to meet each individual student where they are.  In addition to teaching group classes, I offer one-on-one individualized yoga instruction and specialize in introducing beginners to yoga, fine-tuning and helping one advance their practice, modifying practice around injury/illness, and using yoga to alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression. I am currently under the mentorship of Jill Johnson and Faith Russell (Yoga Co-op of Madison) to assess for Iyengar Yoga certification in the fall of 2019. Contact Marca      (608) 692-8453        yogawithmarca@gmail.com

 


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About Jill Johnson - Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor

 

Jill Johnson is a physical therapist and a certified Iyengar yoga teacher at the Junior Intermediate II level.  She began her study of yoga in the 1980’s in Madison and then moved to N.H. in 1998 where she opened a studio in Lebanon, N.H. She continued her studies with Patricia Walden in Boston and Janice Vien in N.H.  Jill has traveled to Pune, India six times to study with the Iyengar family and to assist in the medical classes. Recently, she returned to Madison to be closer to family and is looking forward to combining her physical therapy knowledge with yoga to conduct private yoga sessions and classes.                                                                  Contact Jill (603) 667-5117, jilljohnsonyoga@gmail.com with questions or to schedule private yoga. 


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About Karan Hase- Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor

 

Karan is a certified Intermediate Junior I Iyengar Yoga instructor. After years of studying dance she began practicing yoga in 1999 while living in NYC. She feels very fortunate to have been able to study with the Iyengar family on several occasions both in the US and in Pune, India. She continues to deepen her respect and understanding of the art of Iyengar Yoga by studying with senior teachers.


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About Katie Veit- Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor

 

Katie is a certified Intermediate Junior I Iyengar Yoga instructor and dedicated student.   She has studied with the Iyengar family in Pune, attends workshops and teacher trainings with senior teachers throughout the U.S., and studies weekly with Faith Russell.   Her daily practice keeps her curious, grounded, calm and happy.   She is grateful for the opportunity to learn something new every day.


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About Charles Meyers

 

Charles Meyers is a nationally certified acupuncturist with a Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine. He has studied with Chinese, Japanese, and American teachers in all areas of Oriental Medicine. 

In addition to clinic hours, Charles teaches Five Element nutrition classes, T’ai Chi Fundamentals, and Healing Qigong. He is also available for public speaking on a range of related topics for hospitals and other health care organizations. Charles is a certified T’ai Chi Fundamentals instructor and is available for teaching at businesses, organizations.

Charles lives with his wife in Madison, WI. They enjoy spending time in nature and have three grown sons, three grandsons and a granddaughter.