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Marylou is a Registered Yoga Teacher through the Yoga Alliance who has earned an E-RYT 500 designation, distinguishing her as a teacher with extensive teaching experience.
As a domestic abuse survivor, she is very passionate about bringing awareness to the topic and affecting stiffer penalties and laws to protect the abused. She has written numerous books and articles about domestic abuse and attends festivals as a presenter. She has created workshops for women who have been in domestic abuse situations and those who help them (including yoga teachers).
She is also a single mother to six amazing people.
What inspired you to become a yoga teacher/practitioner?
Many years ago, I always tried and did things before they became mainstream. I stayed at a commune for a while and a lot of the people there were practicing yoga. I tried it and fell in love with it. Yoga has helped me to get through, past and beyond many of life's crazy situations.
What goals do you have for your future?
I want to do many more festivals and workshops. I created some workshops that are very important to me. I want to share them with others.
What's the funniest moment or most fun experience you've had as a teacher?
Laughing at myself. People think yoga teachers do all the asana's perfect. We don't. When you fall out of a pose, laugh. We are only human.
What's the scariest thing you've ever done?
Arm balances. Your face is awfully close to the floor! In my personal life…leave an abusive relationship and survive a car wreck on the highway.
What advice would you give to someone just beginning to practice yoga?
Take your time. Don't give up. Don't judge or be too hard on yourself. Everyone starts at the same spot. Everything takes time to learn. Be accepting of what your body can do and don't push yourself. It will come.
Tell us something most people don't know about you!
I went and graduated from Cosmetology School. I attended Art School with a full scholarship. I sold my house and homeschooled all six of my children, while we traveled across the US in an RV for years.