Nothing endures but change

Jun 25, 2014   //   by Staff Writer   //   The Blog  //  No Comments

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As many of you probably know, today is Marie Belle’s last day at Yoga District! We are so sad to see her go but we are so supportive of her exciting relocation and upcoming travels. We look forward to having Marie Belle as often as possible as a visiting teacher and teacher trainer–we we will be sure to keep you posted when she is in town for classes and trainings.

In the meantime, Marie Belle is handing her classes to Patrick McLeaf, who has trained with Marie Belle for quite some time. Read on for Patrick’s bio, and check out a great video about his teaching journey here.  We hope you’ll enjoy classes with Patrick and join us in wishing Marie Belle well!


Patrick’s Yoga Bio:
I’m Patrick, and I’m excited to be a part of the Yoga District family. I’m a recent graduate from the University of Maryland’s Kinesiology program, and initially walked through the front door of yoga for its ability to realign and heal the physical body. Since leaning in to a consistent practice, I’ve been in awe of where the practiceof yoga can take the mind, body, and soul. As a new teacher, I hope that I can continue to grow and learn for you, and bring something new to the mat every time we can share space together. Our classes will be fun, they will evolve, and they will always be for you.

Please note that Patrick may burn incense and keep the room at warmer temperatures during his classes.

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