Chadd Marcus

Yoga has been the most valuable technology in my life, taming the overstimulated modern mind into a focus that allows clarity of thought, heightened sense awareness, and a capable body, prepared for the spiritual adventure that is life. A true tool for gaining higher understanding in the bodies of mind, spirit, emotion, and flesh, and then fine tuning them.

As the son of a professional athlete, I remained active in competitive and recreational sports throughout most of my life, collecting knowledge of the body in motion (kinesiology/ proprioception). Running, Hiking, Surfing, and Rock Climbing also occupied my time.

The active lifestyle, compassionate nature, and passion for the kitchen (Lead Sushi Chef "RA Sushi") lured me into a career in the wellness field as a Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and Nutrition Coach. My fascination with the human form and its stellar potential, accompanied by a philosophical spirit (Native American and Japanese Ancestry) steered me deeper into the Holistic mind/body/spirit realm of Yoga, Meditation, and Massage Therapy.

I have been vigorously trained in the vinyasa stylings of Ashtanga Yoga (Hatha/Raja/Pranayama), Vinyasa, Thai Yoga Massage Therapy, Reiki, Anapanasati & Vippasana Meditation.

It has been an honor traveling the world to countries such as Thailand, Jamaica, and Belize guiding Yoga Retreats and advancing my practice.

It is my life purpose to continue co-creating transformational experiences with you and our community, discovering new bountiful ways to live in-the-now.

"Anyone can fall in love, but it takes courage to stand in love" -Chadd Marcus

 


Chadd Marcus instructs the following:
  • Ashtanga
  • An athletic flow for those who enjoy a self-challenge. The Ashtanga Primary Series, is an advanced practice. It is referred to as Yoga Chikitsa, which means yoga therapy. It is utilized to realign the spine, detoxify the body, build strength, flexibility, and stamina. The series begins with sun salutations (Surya Namaskara A and Surya Namaskara B), then on to a series of challenging standing poses, seated poses with chaturangas in between, inversions, and back bends, and ends in a savasana relaxation.
     
    Duration: 90 minutes
    Temperature: 78-85 degrees
    Music: No

  • Gentle Yoga
  • This class focuses on gentle poses and transitions, emphasizing breath to reduce stress and tension, and fundamental principles of alignment. Perfect for beginners, people with chronic pain conditions, and for the experienced yogi looking to complement a strong practice with a deeper release and subtle alignment.

    Level: All Levels (beginner friendly)
    Duration: 60 minutes
    Music: yes


  • Hot HIIT Yoga
  • Burn fat and increase athletic performance without losing your zen in this one hour long high intensity yoga flow. In this fun and exhilarating class we fuse yoga with the methodology of HIIT, or high-intensity interval training, a technique in which you are encouraged to rapidly increase heart rate through quick, intense bursts of mindful movement followed by brief recovery periods to refocus your breath and stretch.Duration: 60 minTemperature: 95-100 Music: yes

  • Hot Vinyasa Flow
  • A more challenging intense flow of dynamic movement linked with breath in a heated room to encourage detoxification through sweat and enhance muscle and joint opening. This is an intermediate to advanced class that focuses on transitions and poses that help to develop greater strength, flexibility and balance with an emphasis on safe alignment and mindful breathing. Be prepared to work hard, let go, and sweat!

    Level: intermediate to advanced
    Duration: 75 minutes
    Temperature: 95°-100°
    Music: yes