Born and raised in Brescia, a city near Milano, Italy, Marialuisa Horrell’s love for worldwide travels landed her in Los Angeles, California. Here, she enjoys family time, making jewelry and cooking and eating good healthy food. She works at the business office of an LA-based private school and thanks her yoga practice for the physical relief she receives after hours sitting at work.
She has been practicing yoga on and off for a long time but has sustained a regular practice for the past five years. She loves the intensity of some poses and the calming meditative aspect of others. Drawn to Michelle Chua's “calm yet fun energy,” Marialuisa enjoys being a part of the Root 2 Rise Yoga community because of how it integrates yoga with other wellness-enriching activities, such as painting meditation, movement meditation, practicing yoga in nature and hiking. In 2014 she attended Root 2 Rise Yoga’s Costa Rica Yoga Retreat and loved practicing yoga by the ocean. “Being a part of this community lets me try new things that I (otherwise) wouldn’t do just by myself. And it helps me to be more physically active.”
Her favorite yoga pose is Sukhasana, or Easy Pose, because it feels peaceful and promotes meditation.
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Michelle truly lives out what she teaches. She is so much more than a yoga teacher - I learned this when I went on her exquisitely curated trip that she organized to Costa Rica this past June 2018...Hopefully like me, you'll be delighted by her effervescent love of movement, nature, and all people!
Michelle clearly stands out with her beautiful and bright energy. I love how her practice and teaching encompass body, mind and spirit. She not only teaches yoga but lives and exudes it.
Michelle not only teaches 'yoga', she embodies it fully with her heart and soul...
Michelle is by far one of the best instructors I've ever had, period. Patient, clear in her explanations and demos, and so encouraging...
My first yoga class was with Michelle years ago. You can have the best (yoga pose) sequence and not teach from your heart. With Michelle, I also feel her passion when I'm in her class. I can see she loves what she does, and she inspired me to want to teach yoga, too.
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I'm so grateful to have met Michelle! Her kind energy opened up my interest in pursuing yoga and meditation. She is such an incredibly light and soul. She starts with grounding ourselves through mindfulness and breathing exercise. She brings the most authentic energy to the class by sharing the history and understanding behind poses, names, and techniques. I truly appreciate her work and impact on my well-being!
I’ve had dozens of instructors over the years, but Michelle is far and away the best yoga mentor I’ve ever practiced with. She epitomizes grace during these difficult times. Michelle has saved my sanity and my back while working from home, keeping me grounded with her sharing of yogic teachings and meditation techniques. Her repertoire of physical asanas is encyclopedic, and I’ve loved learning new poses and stretching my boundaries. Jump in, all. You’ve got this!
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