Yogini, Ph.D.

Teaching Experience

About ten years ago, City Yoga in West Hollywood, CA hosted Marcy’s first Sanskrit workshop.  At the same time, she was the Sanskrit Instructor in the Yoga Philosophy Certificate Program at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Since then she has taught at more than three dozen yoga studios, teacher training programs, yogafests such as YogaFest NC 2016, and conferences including the 2012 Yoga Alliance Leadership Conference and the 2013 and 2015 Southeast Yoga Conference.

At the University of North Carolina at Charlotte since 2008, Marcy has taught The History of Yoga, Hindu Gods and Goddess in India & the Queen City, Love & Sex in Indian Traditions, and World Religions.  As Visiting Assistant Professor at Davidson College, she taught Hinduism, Buddhism, and Meditation Texts.  In addition to learning on campus, some of her students take classes at yoga studios, a requirement that helps them embody the ideas that they have studied (i.e. participant-observation fieldwork and studying “religion on the ground”).

Everyone who is interested in yoga (students, teacher trainees, and lead instructors) would benefit from learning basic Sanskrit. Marcy’s Religious Studies Ph.D. (specializing in Indian traditions) and her extensive teaching experience qualify her to offer classes as part of Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School (RYS) training programs, and Continuing Education Hours to Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teachers (RYTs).


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