Spinal Release Yoga (SRY..."shree") is a deceptively simple, deeply rejuvenative practice that utilizes props and precise angles to help resolve tension patterns in the body and mind. By slowing down and avoiding extreme angles, we shift our focus inward, giving ourselves space for a little magic to unfold.
Marlene worked as a Respiratory Therapist for 12 years, helping critically ill patients on their worst—and sometimes last—days, with the "simple" task of breathing. As a professional caregiver, self care became an even bigger priority, and she turned to yoga as a refuge from the physical and emotional stress of her job...and life, in general. She loved this full body meditation composed of hot sweaty poses. Her answer to any injury was to do more yoga and deeper poses, but the aches eventually persisted.
After practicing consistently for a few years, Marlene tried Spinal Release Yoga, out of curiosity and as a solution to getting better sleep. Following a single class, her most nagging injury—tight hip flexors—truly melted away, however briefly, but she was hooked.
The choice to teach was easy, and Marlene studied Foundations with Svaroopa® Vidya Ashram, and then completed her 200-hour Spinal Release Yoga Training with Yoga Educator, Kaya Mindlin. Marlene continues to be amazed at the profound effects of doing the same simple foundational poses, and continues to deepen her yoga practice with further studies in the Vedic Tradition.