Marisa's love of yoga and personal practice began in 2004. When she became a Second Grade Teacher in 2008, she noticed students had a need for self-regulatory strategies, so she began teaching lunchtime yoga to her students. Not only did the kids gain strategies, they thoroughly enjoyed the activities!
After seeing the joy and benefits yoga brought her students, Marisa became passionate about providing yoga to children. She completed her Radiant Child Yoga training program in 2014. In 2015, Marisa combined her love of children's yoga with her love of travel and culture, when she fulfilled her dream of moving to Australia. Marisa became the Head Yoga & Mindfulness trainer for a leading children's wellness organization in Melbourne. She has enthusiastically taught hundreds of classes to diverse populations of students.
Marisa's professional teaching journey continues as she implements yoga into her role as a School Counselor in New Jersey and has proudly founded her own wellbeing organization to serve kids and families, The Kids Connectionnj. Marisa partners with yoga studios, community centers and schools to offer yoga, mindfulness, mental health support groups, movement programs, camps and events.
Marisa provides highly engaging, fun and developmentally age appropriate yoga classes to children K-12. She is committed to helping kids build self-regulation, emotional awareness, resilience and confidence through her teaching.