I am energized by watching people surprise themselves in practice. To watch them feel empowered and connected with their body is so f*cking awesome!
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I’m always amazed how many ways there are to be in a pose
Your class felt like home
Your class made me feel like I can still have a yoga practice. A lot of time when I leave other classes I don’t feel fulfilled or satisfied, but rather frustrated because of the pain I deal with. I left today with a happy heart and body. Jordyn K
I don’t love yoga; half the time I find myself willing it to be over about five minutes in. I'm super glad I found Markella's class. It's not a typical vinyasa flow, and there wont be a bunch of sun salutations and what not. What you will get is a series of structured poses that build on each other and around a central theme in class. This is a class to feel like you're making progress, rather than just going through the same motions over and over again.
That was the lightest handstand I’ve ever done.
She covered a tremendous about of information quickly & accurately. It really was perfect.
I have had a lot of wonderful experiences in many many many years on this planet. This yoga training was not only one of the best but was also the most beautiful. - Madge M
This past weekend off-the-grid was nothing short of amazing. I met a bunch of amazing yogis, practiced for 6 hours, looked out over the mist-covered mountains every morning while eating fresh bread and yogurt, meditating and journaling. I also scored some fresh catnip for the fur monsters. - Allison B
Practicing with Markella was dreamy. Thanks Markella for helping us slow down and lighten up! I so appreciate your thoughtful choices, patience and humor. You made me feel right at home. - Caitlin C
I have so enjoyed my private classes with Markella. She has a highly personalized approach, focusing on the issues her clients prioritize (such as getting stronger, in my case). She is incredibly observant - noticing the little details of how I do each pose, and then helping me fine tune. She is creative - one class is never the same as the next - and patient, gently coaching and encouraging but never pushing me beyond my limits. And, more than anything, she is a lovely person - approachable, genuine and respectful (always on time). I highly recommend Markella! - Cynthia S
I love Markella ‘s approach to teaching and sharing Yoga. She is at once deeply intentional and cerebral, while grounded in an innate physicality that has helped me deepen my practice in a very natural way, building from the pieces that lead organically to the whole. - Tomer I
I love how Markella has a focus for each class, and then works on movement patters within that area of the body. It’s becoming more and more clear how connected it all is and I can already see how I've taken each new way of moving (or thinking about moving) into the class from week to week. It's also the first time I've truly felt like I can own my own space and explore. There is guidance but it isn't rigid and encourages us to listen to our bodies. I love how Markella has a plan for what she wants to teach at the start of each class but remains open to shift gears depending on what the class is feeling/vibing.
Markella helps me to bring new confidence and awareness to my practice, through her patience and deep wisdom of anatomy. At the Olive Grove I felt less self conscious, less about ‘getting it right’ and more towards meeting my body where it is. - Michael J
Flow classes are a dime a dozen in this town, and this is different.
I truly looked forward to it every week, and am excited to be a part of it again in the fall. Your thoughtfulness, easy going attitude and ability to make us laugh, while doing weird shit with blocks and slippery blankets is sooo refreshing.
Consistency is not my strong suit and this framework really helped me stick with it.
The class was excellent and I loved the community it created. Love your carefree energy and insightfulness. Would recommend wholeheartedly!
I have thoroughly enjoyed your class. It makes me feel like a more confident person and performer. I spend alot of time trying to perfect the sounds I make, and it amazes me how connected everything is, because when I take time to feel better in my body, my voice falls into place. Thank you for this class and for your willingness to meet us where we are and take us on a journey. I’ve always liked olives. - Bonnie F