Classes with Jean Marie range from Restorative to Vinyasa and are generally open to all levels. Click here for Jean Marie's current calendar of public yoga classes on Maui.
Interested in more personalized instruction than a general class can offer? Private yoga sessions are an excellent option for mapping out a personal practice, working with injuries, and exploring therapeutic applications. Click here for more information.
"Of all the amazing things I experienced [on Maui], to my surprise, your yoga class at Island Spirit Yoga is one of the things I remember most. I have been taking yoga and dance (more dance than yoga) for several years now and have experienced quite a few teachers. I used to go all around Seattle to experience the different dance teachers (NIA). The teacher, not the routine made all the difference. The special classes/experiences always came when the teacher had that special mix of technical instruction, encouragement, and a little humor thrown in. Even that wasn't the magic. It was when the teacher was completely present, in their joy, and sharing their personal essence. I just wanted to let you know that I experienced all of that and more in your class. The beautiful, nurturing energy in your voice was amazing . I will be recommending you to any and all that I find are going to Maui." --M.D.
Our Teaching Reflects Our Practice
Jean Marie is a Yoga Alliance certified 500 Hour yoga teacher, and Scott is a certified 200 Hour teacher. We earned our certification studying the Maya Yoga "un-system" (a fusion of elements from Ashtanga and Iyengar yoga) of Nicki Doane and Eddie Modestini. We continue our studies with them and Dominique Pandolfi. As curious yogis we have also been influenced by the teachings of T. Krishnamacharya, B.K.S. Iyengar, K. Pattabhi Jois, T.K.V. Desikachar, & Paramahansa Yogananda, among many others.
There, now that the formalities are out of the way, we can get to the heart of things. We've both practiced and studied quite a lot of yoga in our lifetimes, but only just enough to know that we have so very much left to learn. We work with yoga to heal our bodies' various ailments and to prevent future ones. We teach what we learn in practice, with the hope that we can provide something useful for others in return for all that our teachers have shared with us. We strive to make yoga accessible to every shape, size, ability, and temperament (except for the extremely grouchy and those who take themselves way too seriously).