Domenique, the owner of Yoga On Mars, is a certified Yoga instructor whose teachings are rooted in the Vinyasa Yoga lineage. While completing her 200-hour training in Vinyasa through One Point One Yoga in Bloomfield, Domenique gained an appreciation for cultivating a sustainable & purposeful Yoga practice, by interweaving breath work and meditation along with the physical postures. The philosophy of Yoga, and the practice's ability to flip her perspective by encouraging self reflection, is what continues to inspire her today. Her personal practice is constantly evolving.
Domenique's classes offer students the opportunity to move through challenging shapes and transitions, often working toward a peak pose. She loves to get students moving in unique, yet functional & healthy ways, that will inspire students to ask questions. As an instructor, she aims to empower students through this movement and exploration. Students can expect an emphasis on the anatomy of shapes in her classes!
Danielle began her Yoga journey in her teens practicing Yoga and Tai Chi at her family's farm. Her zest for learning has been satisfied through many life experiences, however, it is truly her three children that have taught her patience, humility, compassion, unconditional love and the importance of laughing every day! Danielle is a Yoga Alliance Certified instructor and has completed her 200 hours of teacher training. She invites you to advance a loving self-awareness of your body, mind, and breath through light-hearted yet intentional Yoga flows. Her classes will leave you feeling energized, strong and calm with a sense of peace as she guides you through physical postures taking moments to encourage you along your Yoga journey.
"The most wasted of all days is one without laughter."
- E.E. Cummings.
Marlene has embraced motion through many phases in her life. From teaching preschool movement and music, dancing, choreographer &
instructor of sacred dance at East Liberty Presbyterian Church to Irish Ceili dancing as well as ballroom dancing, swing and Latin. As the sun set on sacred dance Marlene’s desire to continue in the mind body spirit connection she embraced the invitation to receive her RYT 200 hour Yoga teacher certification in the Kripalu style of Yoga through Serenity Yoga in Pittsburgh. She teaches Yoga, pilates and meditation, specializing in yoga nidra meditation with intention inspired by and trained in the Amrit Method. (See link) www.amrityoga.org. Marlene furthered her study with renowned Yogi, Amrit Desai. She also received her certification in Children’s Yoga through Yogaverse. Her passion for wellness compels her to expand her training in other holistic practices.
Marissa began regularly practicing yoga as a form of exercise, and instantly noticed the sense of inner peace it brought her. Marissa believes that the benefits of yoga enhance all areas of her life. Off the mat, she works as an environmental scientist, and in her free time you can find her hiking with her dog!
Marissa has been teaching yoga since 2016. She completed her 200 hour certification through Yoga Flow, Pittsburgh, and continued her education to receive her 300 hour certification through Yoga Farm Ithaca. In her classes, students can expect creative sequences, linking breath with movement, with her slower classes incorporating mindfulness and gentle movements.
"Hello, my name is Victoria Mcwilliams. I grew up in Phoenix Arizona where I was fully immersed in the
competitive dance world. I continued to study dance in College where I received my bachelors of fine
arts from Point Park University. Following my graduation I traveled to Chicago where I danced
professionally. This time I spent dedicated to dance taught me about movement, physicality, and the
way our bodies move in accordance to our anatomy.
I completed my 200 hour yoga certification in summer of 2019, and have been teaching in studio ever
since. I have worked in humanitarian and social work where I have received many trainings in trauma
informed care. I feel this approach is so important while teaching yoga and have become passionate
about incorporating it into my practice. I have studied in the Spiritual Alchemy Academy where I have
had the opportunity to learn about our inner workings, spiritual transformation and how we all connect
to one another and the cosmos above. I graduated from Kundalini University in January 2022 where I
received my 200-hour certification in Kundalini yoga. And I am currently in training to become certified
in Prenatal Yoga as well.
You can expect lot’s of fun, heartfelt themes, and a good challenge when taking my classes."
Jennifer (or Jenn) has been practicing yoga almost every day for the last 8-9 years. Her practice is rooted in about 7 years of fully home-based yoga. In 2018, she was a regular practitioner at Simply Power Yoga in Altoona, PA.
As a self-proclaimed “Movement Enthusiast”, Jennifer loves movement of all kinds - yoga (of course), hiking, biking, swimming, running, climbing, strength training, and playing any sport (especially soccer). When she's not teaching at the studio, she's coaching group fitness classes at F45 Wexford!
Jennifer became a 200hr certified yoga teacher in Ashtanga, Vinyasa, and Rocket yogic styles in April of 2021. Her favorite yoga classes to teach are creative Vinyasas & workshops focused on strength and skill building, as well as flexibility in yoga. Since completing her YTT, she has been teaching friends and family through online yoga classes, posting yoga tips and tricks on Instagram, and uploading yoga YouTube videos to her yoga channel.
She joined the Yoga On Mars community as in September 2022 and has loved practicing here ever since!
Mary Beth received her BS in Nursing and Psychology from Carlow College. After years of Pediatric Nursing, she became a Certified Yoga Instructor in Seattle Washington. She has used her medical background to teach and mentor students in health, wellness and Vinyasa Yoga. She recently moved back to Pittsburgh with her husband after living and raising her daughters in Oregon and CT. Her most remarkable Yoga teaching experience was creating Puppy Yoga with a friend and passing on joy through puppy play, kisses and Yoga poses. She is excited to be able to bring her past experiences to Yoga On Mars.
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