Owner/Founder of Yoga on Mars, Founder of Healing 4 Heroes Hearts
Practicing Yoga since 2005 and Certified to teach through The Himalayan Institute in 2007 I have taught over 3200 classes in my 10 years all over the Western Pa, Ohio and West Virginia tri state area. I was educated in Physical Therapy and Licensed as an Assistant in 1994. After leaving the clinical setting I opened a Wellness Center in Allison Park, Pa. for Massage and Alternative Therapies. I opened and operated an office for massage, as well, at Carnegie Mellon University through their Student Health Services from 2002 to 2011. The Sage Center for Living Well, L.L.C. was in operation from
I am certified to teach through the Kripalu Institute’s Yoga for Trauma Program as well as being trained and Certified through Warriors At Ease, Inc., a program specifically designed for military community yoga.
I am currently a teacher in training with the Integrated Restoration Institute for Meditation. I have completed Level I training and I am presently studying Level II.
It is my personal mission to make Yoga and iRest Meditation skills that will change the Veteran suicide daily count to “0”.
I am also committed to bringing yoga and meditation to a general population seeking basic skills for better mind body health as well as connection to the spiritual and philosophical studies of the yogic path.
Marlene has embraced motion through many phases in her life. From teaching preschool movement and music, dancing, choreographer & instructor of sacred dance at East Liberty Presbyterian Church to Irish Ceili dancing as well as ballroom dancing, swing & Latin As the sun set on sacred dance Marlene’s desire to continue in the mind body spirit connection she embraced the invitation to receive her RYT 200 hour
yoga teacher certification the the Kripalu style of yoga through Serenity Yoga in Pittsburgh.
She teaches yoga, pilates and meditation, specializing in yoga nidra meditation with intention inspired by and trained in the Amrit Method. www.amrityoga.org Marlene furthered her study with renowned yogi, Amrit Desai. She also received her certification in Children’s Yoga through Yogaverse.
Her passion for wellness compels her to expand her training in other holistic practices. She teaches group and private sessions. Marlene has found her niche teaching private sessions combining practices to meet the needs of her clients in the comfort of their own home. This approach is Marlene’s solution to offer a practice to those who desire the health benefits of these practices but are unable to participate in group classes. Yoga is for every BODY.
Rosemary has been practicing yoga for over 20 years and completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training in June of 2016. The program had an emphasis on the philosophy and meta physical aspects of yoga and the healing arts. During her training, she was introduced to Chi Gong, which shares many similarities to yoga. She recently completed her 200 hour Qi Gong/Tai Chi instructor training with Head Master Michael Leone of Zen Wellness.
Chi Gong movements are simple. In her class, Rosemary combines basic yoga postures with chi gong standing, siting and moving postures, allowing a connecting with the breath in order to gain and maintain strength, balance, and stability. Yoga tells us to quiet the mind. Chi Gong and Tai Chi tell us to seek tranquility. Both tell us to connect to our true nature. But we must co-exist in a sometimes less than quiet and tranquil world. By using yoga and chi gong practice as tools, we can connect to our true nature; even if just for a moment or for an hour. When we apply the principles of the practice to daily life, making the practice a habit, we can achieve better health and wellness for ourselves and others.
Asst Manager, Co-Founder of H4HH
I have been practicing Hatha Yoga for over 10 years and have recently completed my 200 hour RYT certification with the Himalayan Institute. Join me for class and you can expect a beginner/level 1 Hatha class focusing on asana and pranayama, pairing posture and breath control as we move towards balance of the mind, body, and spirit.
Mindfulness and Meditation are things that were introduced to me at a young age. It always gave me a safe place to go within myself when the outside world had become overwhelming. Little did I know then the power of this gift my mom had passed on to me. Over the years my personal practice has changed, it has grown, allowing the power of yoga and its philosophy to move inward, awakening my inner observer. I am learning how to turn within and listen to my body’s wisdom which continues to award healing and spiritual growth from past traumas to current life challenges that arise.
It is my mission to expand on the non-profit work that my mom (Maggi Aebi) has begun through Healing 4 Heroes Hearts by providing yoga and meditation classes to the Active Duty Military and Veteran communities as well as their families. Having been an Army Spouse myself, as well as a GoldStar Sister, I have an unspoken understanding of the personal affects military life and losses have on a family.
I am also trained in Kidding Around Yoga, 2017. Work background includes involvement in early childhood education, developmental disabilities, and behavior therapy. My goal is to continue working with children and developmental disabilities as we now offer a Mommy and Me, along with several children’s yoga classes at Yoga On Mars. In these classes we will work on developing and building skills through breathing techniques, mindfulness, and self-discovery while practicing a fun and active curriculum designed to lead your child to their own Secret Garden (meditation space). Classes available both on and off-site. See Schedule for details.
Laura Jeffries was introduced to Yoga in 2009, under Ania Ela, a yoga teacher and light worker. As she was introduced to this holistic and wellness path, Laura would like to share her journey with others, as it was shared with her. In 2011, she completed her studies at The Red Lotus School of Yoga, under Brian Granader. She became certified with the International Yoga Alliance and now holds an E-RYT 200 and YACEP level certification.
Since studying the philosophy behind yoga, she has found an inner strength and spirituality she shares with her students. Her teachings of philosophy include incorporating the lifestyle teachings of yoga in each lesson so that yoga can be practiced both on and off the mat. Students at every level of experience are welcome to take this journey with Laura and continue to learn and grow in humility, self-acceptance, and gratitude. Type your paragraph here.
At first, Jamie started practicing yoga, out of curiosity. Jamie soon found, however, that yoga is not a “work out,” but a “work in.” Practicing yoga allows her to continue learn to about self, to be present on and off the mat, and to live a happier, fuller life. As a healthcare provider, she is passionate about disease prevention and feels that yoga can play an integral part in maintaining a healthy mind and body.
Jamie’s classes are Vinyasa based, linking breath with movement. Her philosophy is to “practice with the body you have right now.” She encourages students to challenge themselves, but also recognize their limitations and keep their practice honest.
Jamie believes that yoga and meditation are beneficial complements to standard treatments for chronic illness, as well as disease prevention. She will begin training in Medical Therapeutic Yoga in March 2017.
She resides in Evans City with her husband, two children, and her labradoodle. In addition to teaching yoga, Jamie has worked in pediatrics since 1998, is a co-owner of a handcrafted soap company, and enjoys cooking, crafting, and reading..