Marca came to yoga 12 years ago during a time when she was training for marathons, teaching step classes, and raising her 3 sons. Feeling a need for something with less impact but no less challenging, she was initially lured by the physical aspects of yoga, but kept returning to her mat as she experienced the many other benefits yoga brought into her life. Wanting to share this gift with others, she completed a 200-hour teacher training at Down Under School of Yoga in Newton/Brookline with Kate Heffernan and Natasha Rizopolous, and a 300-hour training at The Boston Yoga School with Ame Wren. Her background includes degrees in nursing and exercise physiology, both of which have helped to inform her practice and teaching. Her classes are alignment based, intelligently and creatively sequenced, and rooted in breath and flow. She encourages her students to honor their own unique bodies, tune in to their inner voice, and practice in a safe and gentle way, on and off their mat.