The mind and body can not be separated. Mental, physical, and emotional patterns manifest in the whole person, and in a multitude of ways. When energy becomes stuck, is overactive, or is lacking, energetic blockages and gaps occur that affect the whole mind-body system. These blockages can lead to injury, sickness, confusion, anxiety, and more. I help clients to release what is stuck, strengthen what is weak, and soften what is overly strong. A balanced body/mind is both strong and supple, in movement and when at rest.
Align was born out of the desire to offer education and tools for the body to restore its natural integrity, functioning with efficiency and ease. Pilates, Yoga, and Reiki are three techniques that help achieve this balance, in different yet complimentary ways. My goal is to help you align with your body's innate higher functioning, and to hold space for you to align with your highest self.
Marissa Lueders is a Physical Mind Institute Pilates Trainer, a Kripalu Yoga Teacher, and an Usui Tibetan Reiki Master Teacher. She began dancing at a young age, and has been an active lover of movement and artistry in many forms throughout her life. Her love of movement has fused with a strong energetic awareness and intuition, which has led her to explore movement and energy as one in the same.
She began her college career studying earth sciences, then shifting to cultural sciences and studying the human experience. She has since pursued natural health and wellness practices and education, and continues to live an energetic movement lifestyle. In her free time, she explores the natural world through outdoor adventures, and has a special affinity for climbing/dancing on rocks. She also enjoys quieter activities such as reading, writing, and anything and everything with her dog Jane.
She is passionate about sharing her love of movement and energy, teaching with compassion and humor. She fuses fundamental principles with fun, creative and intuitive flair. She strongly believes that the natural world is always offering us inspiration to align with our natural rhythms.