Marcia Miller, E-RYT 500, has been teaching yoga for nearly 35 years and has taught all levels and types of students from new beginners to yoga teachers and everyone in between. For example, she has developed classes for prisoners, seniors, ballet dancers, cancer patients, children, pregnant women, people in pain and athletes. Marcia started and directed the Columbus Integral Yoga Teaching Center, and in 2001 became one of the founders/owners of Yoga on High. Along with her two business partners, she wrote the curriculum for and co-directs the 200- and the 500-hour Hatha Teacher Training Program. She designed and taught the yoga protocol for two large Ohio State University research projects, one researching the effect of yoga on the immune system and the other on the benefits of yoga for women recovering from breast cancer.
Marcia is also a Reiki Master Teacher and enjoys sessions with her private Reiki clients. She finds the insights gained by working with subtle energy practices continue to inform all her teaching. In 2008, Marcia took the lead in founding the Yoga on High Foundation, a fund at the Columbus Foundation, as a way to serve people in her community including low-income kids and people with diabetes and cancer.
In the past few years, she has fallen in love with Non-Violent Communication (NVC) as taught by Marshall Rosenberg, and is developing ways to bring NVC to the yoga community and yoga to the NVC community.
Her other passions include knitting (including learning to make things that fit a specific person!) and growing as much food as possible on the organic farm she shares with her husband, Kevin.
In addition to her original teacher training many years ago, her ongoing training has been continuous, as she has broadened her knowledge in areas of asana and meditation, anatomy and physiology and therapeutic yoga. Her yoga teaching incorporates her love of yoga philosophy, anatomy and the wide richness that yoga can bring to a daily life. She blends technical expertise with a sense of humor and love.