Mari Isaac



BORN: To see the beauty in everything
OCCUPATION: Yoga teacher / Professional Portrait Photographer

As Studio Director for You & the Mat in Oakland, Mari, together with key members of the management team, runs the daily operations.  As a yoga teacher, Mari’s (Marilyn) teaching has evolved into an intelligent, yet organic flow reflecting her love for movement and rigorous discipline.  Her intense yoga studies and experience as a teacher have given her the tools to play with sequencing in order to take the students into a deeper understanding of a pose, and ultimately, of themselves.  Mari believes that focusing on alignment is not just safe, but provides a gateway to inner stillness. After decades of being a dedicated yoga student, Mari believes that Yoga is about learning to befriend not only yourself but also humanity.

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