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Yogi Marlon blends Hatha, Raja, Laya, Kriya, Swara, Jana and Tantra Yoga techniques often into a single yoga practice. She draws upon a wealth of techniques including utilizing asana (postures), Pranayama (breathing exercises), bandha (energy control), mudra (gesture), mantra (consciousness awakening syllable), yantra (graphic depiction of divinity) and meditation.
All of these valued yoga techniques combine to effectively work with spiritual, mind-body energies to reduce stress, detoxify and regenerate the body, reverse aging, eliminate disease, focus and clarify the mind, and gently remove emotional scars (samscaras) held in the body.
After only nine months of very dedicated yoga practice, Yogi Marlon’s instructor suggested she commit to an upcoming teacher training program in New York. During the following 1 1/2 years Marlon studied briefly with the founder Kavi Yogiraj Mani Finger, and mainly with his son Yogiraj Alan Finger.
Yogi Marlon sustained her long-standing personal interest in reading spiritual literature. To that
reading list she added texts on yoga and ayurveda, as well as ancient scriptures translated from Sanskrit to her independent study program.
Before relocating to California, Yogi Marlon began practicing yoga and studying with her most significant teacher, Yogiraj Rod Stryker, with whom she continues to study today. She is also grateful for the knowledge she’s gained from the following teachers:
Erich Schiffmann – holding postures up to 5 minutes: “Moving Into Stilllness”
Steve Ross – devotional Sanskrit chanting in the Bhakti yoga tradition
Krishna Das – devotional Sanskrit chanting in the Bhakti yoga tradition
Nicolai Bachman – Sanskrit language
Gary Kraftsow – Yoga Sutras, yogic philosophy, yoga therapy and Kriya yoga
Mark Whitwell – individualizing a daily practice, principles of Vini Yoga
Richard Freeman – integrating the practices of yoga into daily life.
Chuck Miller – Ashtanga yoga in the tradition of Pattabi Jois
Ammachi, Sachidananda, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait and Deepak Chopra
Yogi Marlon had been initiated in formal ceremony as a Kriya yogi. She is certified yoga teacher through both Pure Yoga and The Yoga Alliance. She is a member of the California Yoga Teachers Association.
As creator, producer and star of the show "Yoga Time with Marlon" her yoga instruction has aired on cable TV, reaching up to 11 million households weekly. Her company, Shiva Entertainment, is currently developing a cable TV show on organic cuisine and another on holistic living.
In the form of 6 DVD’s Yogi Marlon has created 6 distinct yoga curriculums to appropriately teach yoga to the beginner student and the intermediate or advanced yoga practitioner.
Yogi Marlon also continues to explore the fields of anatomy, nutrition, organic cooking, aroma therapy, flower essence therapy and Bach Flower remedies, primordial sound, the healing arts, Eastern philosophy & medicine, Indian and Chinese herbs, acupuncture, organic gardening, fashion and interior design, photography, feng shui, prayer, quantum physics and metaphysics. Yogi Marlon has been a member of The Association of Research and Enlightenment. She is the owner of Shiva Entertainment.
Marlon is available to teach individuals, small groups, and classes of all sizes on the subjects of yoga practice and philosophy. She consults individuals, homeowners and businesses on how to transform their spaces into holistically supportive, healthy environments.
“My intent is to allow yoga to cultivate awareness and deepen mastery of Self so I may reach my highest human potential as a co-creator with the divine. I began my study in yogic arts during the most emotionally challenging time of my life. It was the one thing I was doing that relieved my depression and sense of overwhelm, so I was in class four times a week as soon as discovered yoga. What I now realize is that yoga helped me to see the most essential and unchanging part of myself, which created the stability I needed to prosper. Through yoga, I experienced myself through my soul, not my senses. It is my belief that you can achieve this too.”
Good luck! Good health and happiness to you!
- Yogi Marlon
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