Marinda Stopforth, 500 CYT, is a graduate of Prairie Yoga and has been teaching at the studio since 2009. Marinda is a life-long student of yoga and has studied with Gabriel Halpern, Tias Little, Aadil Palkhivala, Kathleen Wright and is inspired by the teaching of Ramanand Patel. Her teaching style presents the wisdom of the "mind-heart-body" connection and offers students a deeper understanding of anatomy and alignment. She continues to explore the application of yoga as a therapeutic tool and teaches courses in both basic and advance anatomy for yogis (teacher training certification requirements). Marinda is a faculty member for Prairie Yoga's Advanced Teacher Training Program. As a CE provider through Yoga Alliance, Marinda enjoys teaching workshops on the topics of adjustments, sequencing and the use of yoga props, like the chair and the rope wall. She is certified in aromatherapy, reflexology and is a Reiki Master Teacher. She is a residential trainer in the study of consciousness for The Monroe Institute in VA, with her husband, Bob, and is a certified 1:1 Provider for the Institute of HartMath, CA.
Marinda shares her life with her husband and two Rottweilers, Bismarck and Chloe. She welcomes yoga students of all levels with enthusiasm and holds the seat of the teacher with gratitude.
Her motto: "When One person teaches, Two people learn."
Reeny, 500 RYT has been a passionate and dedicated practitioner of yoga for 20 years and a teacher since 2001. Reeny received her 500 hour yoga teaching certificate from Prairie Yoga in 2008 and has been a faculty member of Prairie Yoga Teacher Training for 11 years. She has studied extensively with Tias Little and Gabriel Halpern, with a special focus on therapeutics.