Marci was first introduced to yoga by a friend. She was a single mom with 2 young children and a full time job with a lot of responsibilities. Yoga become a nourishing sanctuary for her. She was typically a frazzled mess when she showed up at yoga class and in that hour was transformed into a blissful state that made her a better mother, employee, colleague, and friend.
She grew up in Terre Haute, Indiana and moved to Bloomington in 2004, calling this beautiful community home ever since.
Marci is RYT-200 certified through CITYOGA School of Yoga and Health, Indianapolis. She teaches Hatha and Hatha Flow. She likes that the simple structure of these classes helps make it accessible to a range of people. Beginners and advanced alike will benefit and enjoy these classes.
To anyone walking into her class for the first time, Marci would want to say "Welcome! I'm so glad you're here. Don't be worried; yoga is for EVERYONE and I can't wait to share its benefits with you"
Her favorite pose changes over time but is currently pigeon because she has experienced hip injuries and it's one of the tools she's using to heal.
When asked what season she would be, Marci replied Spring. She loves the rebirth and renewal that happens in the springtime. Yoga practice represents the same to me!
Marci Becker instructs the following:
Restorative Practice (All Levels)
Restorative yoga is a gentle, calming, therapeutic kind of yoga that uses props to support the body as it eases into relaxation and balance. This class typically involves only five or six poses held for 5 minutes or more, including light twists, seated forward folds, and gentle backbends while releasing tension, gently breathing, and allowing gravity to draw us towards the steadiness of the earth underneath. This style of yoga provides a time for BEING instead of DOING.
During deep relaxation, all the organ systems of the body are benefited, and a few measurable results of deep relaxation are the reduction of blood pressure and blood sugar levels. It increases the "good cholesterol" levels, as well as improvement in digestion, reduction of muscle tension, insomnia and fatigue.
Nourishing Flow (All Levels)
Starting with breath and intention, this class flows gracefully into standing poses spiced up with some core work and strengthening poses to prepare you for inspired openings on the floor. All levels; this class meets you where you are.
Yoga for Neck, Shoulders & Back (All Levels)
A practice to stretch and lengthen the muscles in the upper body.