me (2)Marci Becker is a Certified Health & Wellness Coach,  experienced yoga teacher (E-RYT 200), & a continuing education provider through Yoga Alliance (YACEP). She has a deep desire to walk alongside people on their wellness journey, recognizing that you are in the driver’s seat….but cropped-mbw-final-logo.pngsometimes you need someone to ride with you on this roadtrip we call life.

Marci fell in love with the practice of yoga through the Healing Spirit yoga studio in Bloomington, Indiana.  While living a hectic life with small children, a full time job, many family responsibilities and other activities, the sanctuary of the yoga studio became more and more important in her life.  No matter what else was going on at any given time, going to yoga class always brought her back to a beautiful place within herself: a true sanctuary.

Camera Download 6-7-14 001Being fascinated with the rejuvenating and healing effects of the practice, she decided to study formally.  She completed the 200-hour training program with Marsha Pappas and Nikki Myers at the CITYOGA School of Yoga and Health in Indianapolis in the summer of 2010.  The training program was everything she wanted and so much more. She is honored to now share her love of this sacred practice with others. In 2018, she reached ‘Experienced’ level of certification with Yoga Alliance and in 2020 began her advanced Yoga Teacher training with the Nourishing Heart Yoga Studio. With her certification of Continuing Education Provider for Yoga Alliance, she also looks forward to sharing her knowledge and experience with other Yoga Teachers as they work to continue to grow and learn as teachers and practitioners. Becoming a Health & Wellness Coach allows her to work one-on-one with people to help them navigate change for the better!

2019 WB thank youMarci has lived in Bloomington since 2004 and enjoys traveling, playing softball, volunteering, hiking, biking, and spending time with her friends, family, and wonderful husband.

 
Yoga Teaching Experience
Ekah Yoga, Touchstone Wellness, Indiana Center for Recovery,  Full House Fitness, Project You-Seymour, Endwright Center, Indiana University, Monroe County YMCA, Meadowood Retirement Community, Mukti Yoga Studio, Next Generation Personal Training, Know Yoga Know Peace, First United Methodist Church
 
Profession Degrees and Certifications
Certified Heath & Wellness Coach, Wellcoaches, 2020
Continuing Education Provider Certification from Yoga Alliance, 2018
Experienced Yoga Teacher Certification from Yoga Alliance, 2018
CITYOGA School of Yoga and Health – Nikki Myers Y12SR Leadership Training, 2011
CITYOGA School of Yoga and Health – 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training, 2010
Indiana Wesleyan University – Master of Business Administration, 2001
Indiana State University – Bachelor of Science Degree, Communications, 1994
 
Additional Trainings
  • Trauma, Healing and the Heart of Yoga – Matthew Sanford
  • A Weekend of Effortless Integration – Matthew Sanford
  • Healthy Aging Yoga – Laurie Riggins
  • Intro to Somatic Yoga – Marsha Pappas
  • Senior Yoga, Online Workshop – Sherry Zak Morris
  • Sharing Yoga Philosophy, Online Workshop – Crystal Moore
  • Creating Courses, Online Workshop – Ea Norlyk Smith
  • The Power of Sequencing, Online Workshop – Liat Philipson
  • Fundamentals of Workshop Design, Online Workshop – Rolf Gates
  • Intro to Thai Yoga Therapy – Matece Skow
  • Meditation Series – Greg Burdulis

“I’ve known Marci since she went through the 200 hour teacher training at Cityoga with us in 2010. My experience with her then and has continued to be, is that she is genuine, dedicated and truly cares about people. This coupled with her commitment to providing a physically and emotionally safe class makes her the … Continue reading Marsha Pappas Director of Teacher Training at Cityoga

Marsha Pappas Director of Teacher Training at Cityoga

I thoroughly enjoy Marci’s teaching style. My yoga practice has been greatly improved by attending her classes. Her instruction is easy to understand, and her calm demeanor is welcoming. Marci’s classes offer a safe space for beginners combined with elements of challenge for experienced yogis. Whatever experience my body needs on any given day, I … Continue reading With gratitude, Marci’s number one fan, Amy Shrake

With gratitude, Marci’s number one fan, Amy Shrake

I have had the privilege of practicing yoga under Marci’s leadership for the past several years. Marci has a centered and calming approach to starting and deepening your practice. She meets you on the mat wherever you are, and helps you reach where you are headed. Marci makes yoga accessible to all, and every time … Continue reading Kerry Thomson

Kerry Thomson

Marci Becker is a great asset to your studio!!!!

Michael G.

The instructor is excellent in creating a calming atmosphere.

Anne T.

It has been my pleasure to participate in small group yoga sessions with Marci Becker. Marci has such a wonderful, calm demeanor and is patient and helpful with all levels of yoga students who want to improve their flexibility and calmness. (Who doesn’t need that in these stressful times!) When we began lessons with Marci, … Continue reading Amy Cope

Amy Cope

Marci is the best yoga instructor I have had. She worked with me and a very small group of friends and family. Each of us are different ages, have different daily habits, and different issues. Marci masterfully directed each of us and helped us improve our form and flexibility as we progressed.  AND she has lavender … Continue reading Diane Dallis-Comentale

Diane Dallis-Comentale

Marci Becker is a top-notch Yoga instructor. An hour with Marci will give you a full body stretch. You will come away relaxed and feeling great. We started with one session a week, but now often do two. We highly recommend Yoga with Marci.

Dean & Carol Roller

My neighbor, who has been practicing yoga for 20+ years, asked me if I’d like to join her at a class being held at our neighborhood studio. I had never practiced yoga and had some concerns about fitting in and knowing what to do. Marci was the teacher and immediately made me feel completely at … Continue reading Beth Ellis

Beth Ellis

Marci Becker’s Hatha Yoga class is the perfect combination of strength training, balance work, stretching, flexibility, and shavasana.  It’s just the right mix of work and rest!  It pushes me, but not so hard that I feel like I can’t do yoga.  I can do yoga!, thanks to Marci’s style of teaching.  I came to … Continue reading Sylvia McNair

Sylvia McNair

If you’re looking for encouragement and accountability to help you make positive changes in your life, look no further than Marci Becker. Her judgement-free approach leaves space for questions, experiments, and trying new things. Her genuine care and curiosity will give you a new perspective and keep you moving forward. She won’t do the work … Continue reading Courtney Bidwell

Courtney Bidwell