" I invite you to come and experience Oya, and the amazing group of very knowledgeable and lovely teachers. Together with them I will be there to empower you, so you find the best and healthiest version of you. We look forward to seeing you at Oya Yoga Studio soon!"
Owner/ Yoga Instructor
E-RYT 200, RYT-500, C-IAYT, RPYT, bodyART Certified
Marie-Anne was born and raised in The Netherlands, where she grew up surrounded by nature. At a young age she learned to appreciate what life has to offer despite the challenges that come onto her path. She chose for nursing school, graduated and then discovered that she felt a need to see the world. So she traveled, lived abroad and became a flight attendant for KLM for many years. Then the announcement came, her husband would be stationed in Atlanta, so she moved with him and their three boys to Roswell in December 2002.
Always being active, she immersed herself again in sports and yoga. When injuries started to bother her she decided to exchange most of her aerobic exercises for yoga, something she had started during the pregnancy of her first child. The practice inspired her and brought her to a new level: injuries disappeared, she felt calm and balanced, for her the reason to immerse herself in a yoga teacher training at LifePower Yoga. She was guided by Rebecca Thieneman and renowned yogi Jonny Kest and it took her on a whole new path of balance and a deeper connection to herself and others.
Her passion grew when she started teaching, inspiring others to also explore this path of the amazing energy that emerges when yoga becomes a lifestyle. She started to theme her classes, blended her knowledge of the physical body and yoga, and infused that into her teachings. She longed for more and expanded her education:
From an E-RYT200,
she continued into RYT500,
became a Grounded Kids Yoga Teacher
certified in Barre,
Thai Yoga Bodywork
the roll model method by Jill Miller
completed continuing anatomy education with Gil Hedley, “What’s the fuzz” at Emory.
bodyART, a European cardio workout based on Yoga, Tai Chi and pilates.
She studied Yoga Therapy, the healing powers of yoga, graduated, and is now a member of IAYT, The International Association of Yoga Therapists.
She works with Jeff Malucci, on posture, alignment and an injury free body, he is one of the finest, most experienced chiropractors who will also be available at Oya Yoga Studio! http://www.maluccisportstherapy.com
The yoga therapy components of our teaching are based on the individual teacher’s non-YA credential,
and are not derived from an RYT or E-RYT status with Yoga Alliance.