Yoga is for everyone. It's a wonderful way to build strength, reduce stress and support yourself in a uniquely personal way. Please look through my website and get a sense of who I am and how I teach. Send a message if you have questions and come to class as soon and as often as you can. Live on-line classes coming soon!
"Marisa is one of those teachers that you will keep in your heart for your life! Great knowledge and skills! I’ve taken her prenatal Teacher Training in SF and I highly recommend it! Love her!"
- Sara in Milan Italy
"The prenatal yoga teacher training program by Yoga Garden SF is not just a certificate program, but an advanced course that is suitably challenging for RYTs of all levels. I felt appropriately challenged, well supported, and felt connected to a constant stream of knowledge the entire period. I highly recommend this course to those who are looking to serve prenatal and postnatal students. (Yes, you can quote me!)"
"My mother, my sister and I experienced Marisa’s yoga lesson in Florence and we all in love with them. Her approach is so balanced and fascinating to make us feel in the right place. We started understanding both relaxing and energizing power of yoga because of Marisa—something we really thank her for! I recommend Marisa to everyone who is looking for a serious yoga experience."
- Bianca, Firenze, Italia
"Excellent training, I recommend it to beginner and more advanced practitioners."
- Paulina, Julian Mexico
"One of the aspects of prenatal yoga with Marisa I enjoyed most was that we continued so many beneficial postures throughout our entire pregnancies. Her expertise in body alignment, maternal physiology, and wise use of props makes her an outstanding teacher and allows her students to safely practice yoga whatever trimester they are in, and whatever expertise they arrive to class with. The group sharing and singing grounded me in my first experience of motherhood. Participating in the class supported my feeling strong, connected, and flexible through my whole pregnancy and has carried me a long way onward in my practice of early parenting. My family is very grateful for all we have learned by being part of this community at Yoga Garden."
- Angela Miller Woo, MD, Family Medicine
"Marisa is a very wise and experienced teacher of yoga. She is also a wonderful human being, mother, and friend! I highly recommend anything she offers."
- Sonya Genel, Yoga Instructor
"The best yoga teacher training in San Francisco!"
- Maria Furst, Oslo, Norway
"Marisa's prenatal teacher training program has been a gift to me, both as a yoga teacher and a soon-to-be, first-time mama. What I value most was the breadth and diversity of teaching, the immersive nature of the 10-day program, and the amazing bonds that were formed by all the students and teachers. I knew mentally what I was expecting--information and knowledge about pregnancy and how to teach yoga safely and effectively. What surprised me--and I don't know why I expected anything different--was the transformative experience that resulted from a deep exploration of the experience of motherhood through so many lenses: medical, physical, spiritual, relational, societal and communal. This gave me a much richer understanding of what a woman goes through when making the transition to new motherhood--whether it is her first, second or later baby. What a precious time of life this is; a time to offer love and support to the mother and her family. The program has both inspired and prepared me to create classes to support women in gaining comfort, confidence and connection. Thank you, Marisa!"