Marissa earned her E-RYT-200 Certification in 2011 at the Integral Yoga Center of Highland Park, N.J.. She is currently enrolled in YogaLife Institute's 500-hr Teacher Training Program. She is Reiki II attuned and a Personal Trainer certified through American Council on Exercise (ACE). Her areas of practice and teaching include Power Yoga, Vinyasa, Gentle Yoga, Chair Yoga, and Yoga Nidra/Meditation. Her approach to yoga is strong, grounded, and balanced, and she encourages students to come to the mat just as they are, with love and patience, curiosity and courage. Marissa lives with her husband Vincent and their three rescue dogs - Little Luna, Mercy Lou, and Bluey McGee and is the owner/manager of Empowered Movement, empoweredmovementllc.com.