We asked each of our teachers a few questions to get to know them better!
Meet Marci Reynolds!
When did yoga first become a part of your life?
I started taking Bikram Yoga about 15 years ago which got me excited about my yoga practice, and it evolved from there. I have been practicing Hatha, Vinyasa and Power Yoga regularly since then.
When did you begin teaching? What made you decide to progress from student to teacher?
In 2016 I was looking for a new challenge and a change in my life, and I decided that learning more about yoga would be fulfilling. I took a 200 hour training with Sheila McVey at Johns Creek Yoga, not knowing if I would actually teach when it was completed. But I found that I really enjoyed teaching, so after graduating from teacher training in May 2017 I began teaching the very next week! Since then I have been teaching about 3 classes per week including a free class that I offer to colleagues in my place of work.
What is your personal practice and practice that you teach?
I regularly listen to yoga podcasts and I recently listened to one that described three types of yoga teachers: the mystic, the engineer and the athlete. Without a doubt, I am an engineer! My focus is teaching the safe mechanics of each posture, and providing clear queuing on what we are doing, that all levels can understand. I may put a dash of mystic into my classes, e.g. reading or themes, and athlete, a challenging core sequence. But I am an engineer at heart.
My practice of choice is a slow, but challenging flow with a dash of arm balances. I avoid the super fast flows.
If you could be any animal in the world, what would it be and why?
I am a huge animal lover and dog mom of 4 permanent and 2 foster dogs! Yup, my husband and I have 6 small dogs living with us, and I am one of the senior volunteers at Furkids Animal Rescue in Alpharetta. Honestly, I do not want to be an animal. But I love and respect all animals, and appreciate the love and beauty they bring to the world.
What is your favorite quote?
“One person can make a difference and everyone should try”, John F. Kennedy
When to practice with you at the owl? (days/times)
I teach the Saturday, Hot Power Flow from 8:30-9:30 AM. You can also find me at Crunch, Johns Creek.