The first yoga class Marilla can recall taking was almost 15 years ago at Southern Utah University when she was pregnant with her first son. She has been involved in the therapeutic psychology sciences since 2000, when at age 18 she started working at the community mental health agency. She received her Bachelor’s in psychology from Southern Utah University in 2003. She became a therapist in 2008 and completed her Master’s of Social Work in 2010 at Brigham Young University. She has studied mindfulness, person-centered, solution-focused therapies and finds those the most helpful in her therapy practice. Bessel Van Der Kolk, M.D. who wrote “The Body Keeps the Score” and Eckhart Tolle’s “Power of Now” writings have caught her focus for years. In her therapeutic practice she focuses on the mind/body connection and practices what she preaches with taking care of our bodies and minds simultaneously. She found a greater passion for Yoga when she tried Hot yoga for the first time in 2014. Studying with and learning from Jasher Feellove is just the beginning of what will likely be a lifetime of yoga learning for her, as she completed her RYT training at Be University November 2017. She prefers to teach yoga to all levels and focuses on the nurturing, inspiring and empowering aspects of the practice.