Perrysburg : Toledo Showroom

Marie Russel

Marie participated in her first yoga class at the It’s Yoga Studio in Columbus at the age of 21. Recovering from the first of two hip surgeries, she was attracted to the healing aspects of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.

Continuing her practice after graduating from Ohio State University, and briefly working in Washington, DC in International Public Policy and Columbus in the Ohio State Senate; she was inspired to travel to San Francisco to participate in the It's Yoga Teacher Training with Larry Schultz and Katie Cariffe in October of 2004.

She fell in love with It's Yoga and with Larry (Founder of It’s Yoga), too. They married and taught together for seven years in San Francisco and internationally, until his passing in 2011. Along with Larry, Katie and all of the It's Yoga Trainers along the way, she credits Dorothy Divack, Founder of the Center of Excellence in San Francisco and New York, as a key mentor in living a spiritually rich and centered life.

Chairing the It’s Yoga International Board of Directors, Marie is dedicated to continuing the legacy and expansion of the It's Yoga family. She travels to the 15 locations across the U.S. and internationally leading classes, trainings and workshops at various It's Yoga locations, and especially at her home studio, It's Yoga Toledo. To find out more about Marie, check out her story and click the link above.