52 Portraits 24: Marianne Simpson


Marianne is a yoga instructor and has been a personal mentor of mine for over a decade. I have mentioned her in previous episodes as the friend who helped my partner and I heal after our car accident with what she called “trauma yoga”. She has been such a huge inspiration in my life and has taught me and many others through her example of what it truly means to love oneself. Marianne found yoga in her 50s when a nurse practitioner prescribed it instead of antidepressants. She had no idea what a huge part of her life it would become, and that she would eventually be leading others along the same path. In this episode we get to hear an example of how Marianne guides her students toward their center, enabling them to move through the world with an awareness of a deep place of knowing inside of themselves. Enjoy!