Marcie has been a volunteer with Kula since February 2017 when she began teaching chair yoga and meditation to patients at Hackensack University Medical Center in the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit (BMT). She felt drawn to working with patients in the BMT and connects with them on a deeper level because her dad was successfully treated in that unit for multiple myeloma. It is immensely gratifying for Marcie to know that her instruction of gentle yoga flows and pranayama in this setting gives each patient tools with which to make the mind-body connection she believes is necessary for physical and emotional healing.
Marcie has been practicing for more than 15 years and in addition to chair yoga and advanced oncology training, she completed coursework for Educate 2B and Radiant Child Yoga, an innovative 30 hour training program in teaching children. She has also taught for Kula in a Paterson, NJ elementary school.
Marcie and her husband are empty nesters who can often be found hanging out with their crazy springer spaniel and preparing gourmet dinners for family and friends. When their daughters come in from out of state for a visit, they practice yoga with their mom then join in for some cooking.
FACT: It was on her 50th birthday that Marcie received her 200-hour yoga instructor certification from LifePower Yoga in Montvale.