Marie developed a steady yoga practice in 2006 primarily to aid in the healing of previous injuries. While the physical healing properties were a major plus, what kept Marie coming back were the meditative qualities of a regular yoga practice. It was in the studio that she felt the most present and centered and was able to carry some of this with her off of the mat and into her day job as a Marketing Manager in the corporate world. In 2014 Marie felt a dramatic shift internally and suddenly the spiritual, emotional and physical effects of yoga were beyond profound. So profound that she chose to quit her job in the corporate world and pursue a role sharing with others what she feels very strongly is not a hobby, but a way of life and completed her 200 hour RYT with John Merideth. On the mat and as a teacher, Marie strikes a balance between pushing both herself and her students past their self imposed limitations as well as maintaining a playful and lighthearted attitude.
Outside of the studio, Marie is very heavily involved with various local nonprofit organizations. As an Atlanta native, she feels strongly about giving back to her community where she is able. Marie can also be found riding bikes with her husband, hiking with her 2 dogs Charlie & George, frolicking in the park, etc. Pretty much anything outdoors related rain or shine will speak to her soul. Marie appreciates a good thunderstorm as well as a sunny day and will always strive to find the beauty in both (literally and figuratively).
Marie Bilthouse instructs the following:
Flow & Meditation
In this all-levels class, we will move thru 40 minutes of flowing yoga postures, followed by a guided meditation and/or yoga nidra. Here in a comfortable environment, you will receive the tools to find, practice, and feel the benefits of meditation and yoga nidra. Classroom temperature is 75-78.
Powerful dynamic flowing sequences with music! Many skill levels come to this class so many options are given, however knowledge of sun salutations and solid all around fitness is recommended for this class. Be prepared to sweat and have fun! Classroom temperature is WARM (between 82-87 degrees).
If you are looking for an extra dynamic and challenging flow, please join us for Sharon Caplan's class. You will work HARD and the class temperature peaks around 90 degrees!
Foundational Flow is the bridge between Basics and Infinity Flow. This class allows each student to flow thru a series of moderately challenging poses. Each series has been created to work through lines in the body building strength, flexibility, and endurance. Classroom is not heated.
Ashtanga - Primary
When you’re ready for the full Ashtanga experience, this is the class for you. This is a dynamic and challenging sequence that opens new dimensions of the mind-body-breath connection. You will practice call-and-response opening and closing mantras and hear traditional Sanskrit counting and names of poses. Some yoga experience is highly recommended.