Featured Teacher: Marcia Miller

Join Marcia Miller for her open Hatha Level 3 class or one of several upcoming Holiday Restorative workshops.

  

Why do you practice? To stay humanly divine or is it divinely human? I want to live a life of freedom, service and joy and yoga seems to help.

Why do you teach? It’s how I learn and serve. There is nothing more satisfying than supporting someone in finding more peace and strength in his/her life.

Inspirations? The wide sky, my favorite trees (they seem so wise and patient), so many incredible yogis and poets who have gone before, my students!

Who have you trained with? SO many great teachers over the years—do you really want the list? Swami Satchidananda, BKS Iyengar, Ramanand Patel, Rodney Yee, Angela Farmer & Victor van Kooten, Richard Freeman, Aadil Palkivalha, Judith Lasater, Jean Couch, Noelle Christians Perez, Mary Schatz, MD, Tom Myers, Roger Cole and many others. Thanks to them all.

What style do you teach? eclectic hatha

What’s your favorite food? Fresh corn on the cob, garlic (how I met my husband)

Do you own any animals? A beautiful black cat that just returned to us after being gone for 4 months. Yay, Zappa.

What’s on your playlist right now? I’m hooked on Lama Gyurme and Brazilian Dance music.

Favorite yoga pose? I love so many of the arm balances but for resting give me viparita karani any day.

Favorite quote? “I just want to be fully alive, even if it kills me.” Kevin Eigel This one makes me smile every time.

What is your favorite TV show of all time? the Wire

Your favorite item of clothing? The first sweater I made that fits me!

Backpacking or a luxury hotel? I must admit I do like a bed at night these days but not a luxury hotel—too boring. I like a hotel with a dedicated owner who can help me understand the place where I have traveled to.

What word describes you best? I asked my husband and he said, “competent, friendly, steady.”

What drives you every day? A passion to fulfill my dharma—to be myself in the fullest sense of that. Which may end up being no one in particular—stay tuned.

Who do you admire? People who know how to say yes and give of themselves, but also know when to say no.

What is your mission? to see the beauty in everyone (including myself).

What is the kindest thing anyone has done for you? The thing that popped into my mind was something Martha did for me. My first darling daughter died after 3 days of life. I had her at home in a wonderful yet challenging birth. Once she was gone no one thought to ask me about the birth but Martha. She courageously gave me the opportunity to talk about that powerful experience even though I was devastated by loss. This was one of so many kindnesses that I have received over my life from many many people.

Fun fact about you?  I’m always reading at least 10 books at the same time—many by my bedside and others on CD in the car.

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One Response to Featured Teacher: Marcia Miller
  1. Jennifer

    Beautiful, thoughtful, as always!!