Marielle School Yoga

November 20, 2015

Filed under: Class Info — Marielle School @ 12:53 pm

It was a very healing experience to run my very first EatBreatheThrive group. It gave me so much gratitude for my community and how we can create the rituals and celebrations to live close to our soul.

The next one will be at Capital Fitness. Feel free to check it out:




November 10, 2015

Filed under: Class Info — Marielle School @ 11:56 am

IMG_2033This drawing reminded me that in the darkest times we can find the brightest gifts.

Thirty years ago I was suffering from eating disorders. My life was dictated by food: I had huge binges that would last for days in a row. They would be interrupted only by fasting completely. My life was a roller coaster. I felt so lonely, isolated and ashamed of myself.

In my drawings I lived a parallel life. In that ‘reality’ I was supported by a huge circus tribe, nurtured by them and fully loved. My life was an adventure. When I look at the art I can feel the strength of my mind. I found a healing device, a vehicle that carried me through the deepest despair.

It makes me smile: there is no such thing as loss, our life is always rich if we are willing to see it.

Feel free to check my exhibit out at the Lake view library in Madison.





EatBreatheThrive September 18, 2015

Filed under: Class Info — Marielle School @ 5:50 pm

In June I had the privilege to fly out to New York to take the course: EatBreatheThrive. This course helps heal our inner wounds regarding self image and disordered eating.

It was an amazing experience for me.

When I walked into the room and I heard the story of the founder, Chelsey, It took me deep into my own deep wired believes of myself and my body. Simultaneously it offered a holding space to me to open up for a new experience, the gently yoga poses and the tracking meditation helped me to connect with my body in a very healing and nurturing way. But the most wonderful aspect of the group was the companionship, it was strengthening and heart warming to not have to go through this process alone.

I was listened to, loved and hugged and slowly the resistance melted away. I received all this love and a whole new set of shiny tools with it!

On the 9th of October, Sarah Higgins and me will start our own EatBreatheThrive course in Madison. It will be a 6 weeks course. We are very excited about it and passionate about it’s goal: to reconnect women with their intuitive wisdom and to help them heal from self image issues and disordered eating.

Check out our postcard and let yourself have this experience. Or please let others know that could benefit of this course. There are scholarships available.

Love and peace,


Thrive Tribe Madison Postcard


new experiences April 4, 2015

Filed under: Class Info — Marielle School @ 10:08 pm

After a yoga class I had a cup of tea in the lobby. There was a message on the cup. It said: ‘If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done’ -Thomas Jefferson.

I loved it. It is such a simple concept, brilliant.

I looked in my life for the places of lack in my life. I could receive more income, cash flow. I could improve on self care, more time alone to meditate and to practice my own personal yoga at home.

Both places of lack urged me to step up in my life and to create space and a willingness to create and to receive.

I immediately knew that I had to let go of my main job and to invite in a creative vision of myself as an artist and a healer.

When I took the action step and I gave notice for my job, it immediately brought me in a brand new experience of myself. There was trust in the letting go. I felt so happy and taken care of.

This was ‘the something’ I’ve never had: trust and excitement about my new life, without needing the confirmation that the new experience was in place.

And this338 was my willingness to do something I had never done. Jumping in the big ocean, trusting the process of life that when I close a door, other doors will open. Maybe not exactly in my timing, but for sure in harmony with the universe.

I could feel the ground strongly supporting me, I could hear the birds sing outside of my window and I thoroughly enjoyed the memory of home that, that lovely sound awakened in me.

Thanks, Thomas Jefferson!





springtime March 8, 2015

Filed under: Class Info — Marielle School @ 9:43 pm

Today my house mates and me played Frisbee on the lake. I was in my gumboots, splashing around in the water on the ice. The sun was bright, it was intoxicating.  people and dogs were everywhere enjoying each others company.

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celebrating the elements: sun, snow, ice, water and little patches of the dark earth becoming visible.

March in Wisconsin is a treat for me, to hear the dripping sounds of water everywhere, to come out of my house in a sweater and to embrace movement and the gentle air.

In yoga there is an invitation to explore back bends, heart opening, nurturing poses for the lunges. And at the same time to find  grounding and stability in all this change!



self love February 15, 2015

Filed under: Class Info — Marielle School @ 9:29 pm

Yoga is my journey in Life.

Practicing yoga is a gift, it is being entirely generous to me.

It has given me ground to stand on and to build on. I feel secure and held, where before I felt insecure and lonely. I belong to the earth now. I am her child.

I can breath with ease and this connects me to my world: my daughter, my work, nature, my community. Through my relationship with breath I receive new eyes that can see with love.

Steadiness in my thoughts and feelings help me to stay open and vulnerable. I am not afraid to get hurt because every single experience is my path, my opportunity to extend who I am.

My mat and my body. Thanks for the simplicity of Yoga, it is there for me, always, no fail.

In my seated practice I feel showered with energy and love.

I have such respect for all of us, yogi’s, coming together to practice. In silence, in willingness to be exposed, to let go and to accept the new, the shift andYoga2 the grace.



The Tree pose June 14, 2011

Filed under: Class Info,Introduction — Marielle School @ 4:11 am

Tree pose is a wonderful pose, It cultivates

patience and confidence.

Both virtues I need to practice and I feel so blessed that this is so accessible in Yoga.

I need to balance a lot in my life and I often feel like I am working in a circus, juggling parenthood, work, studies, yoga practice, friendship, playing, shopping and cooking.

Yoga helps me to stay graceful in the process and not to freeze up. Tree pose is so calming and mind opening for me, I simply am present. On the picture I am practicing at the magnificent Wisconsin river.