Marisa Toriggino E-RYT & PRYT, a leader in prenatal yoga education for over 13 years, has been instrumental in designing curriculum for teachers of prenatal yoga worldwide. She combines powerful techniques from diverse lineages into a sound yoga practice that supports a healthier pregnancy and better birth outcome for future mothers.
Since 1987, Marisa has studied Iyengar, Kundalini, Ananda, vinyasa and Ashtanga yoga, and has traveled to India on three occasions. She brings this broad experience to her prenatal classes, applying a rigorous physical awareness to her teaching that leads to a deeply inward understanding of the spiritual essence of humanity and motherhood.
Marisa has a BA from UC Berkeley and is certificated by the Rudolf Steiner College in Administration of Spiritually-based Organizations. As a lecturer, she advocates the promotion of yoga for pregnancy and motherhood, and conscious birth and parenting practices. Since 1998, she has been a partner and owner of Yoga Garden SF, which offers full time teacher training programs, yoga classes and prenatal and early parenting yoga programs. She lives in SF with her husband and two children.
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