MARISSA BLAND - Yoga Instructor
Marissa found yoga during college 4 years ago as a self-taught yogi. During this time she became involved with Yogis In Service, a non-profit organization that brings yoga to communities that have little or no access. She has taught ages 2 to 85 years on Buffalo's East Side every weekend for over a year and a half with Yogis In Service, and has watched yoga transform the lives of the individuals she gratefully serves. Marissa has taught children's yoga for at-risk populations, and is trained in trauma-sensitive yoga. She went on to graduate Grad school as a licensed and registered occupational therapist. She currently lives in Rochester, and works as an early intervention pediatric therapist for ages birth to 4 years on the west side. She specializes in sensory processing disorders, and incorporates sensory yoga into every therapy session. Marissa enjoys teaching whenever and wherever she can- from donation-based park yoga, to helping host hundreds at yoga special events. Marissa is beyond grateful to join the Nu Movement family and is so looking forward to meeting you and your little ones.