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Marlie McGovern



Marlie McGovern, E-RYT, RPYT, MA, teaches meditative and somatic practices from the contemplative traditions of Yoga and Buddhism, informed by contemporary insights from Western psychology.

With an educational background in cultural anthropology and psychology, Marlie is fascinated by how we experience ourselves and others in the world. She specializes in restorative yoga, a deep and nuanced practice of fully supported asana that stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system and facilitates exploration of the subtle limbs of yoga. She leads Restorative Yoga Teacher Trainings and workshops open to caregivers, therapists, physicians, and anyone seeking to learn stress reduction and relaxation techniques.

Marlie is the Administrative Director of the Nalanda Institute, and Program Director for the Institute’s Yoga Psychology and Meditation Teacher Training programs.

Jaya Yoga Center: Serving Brooklyn since 2000