MARIE WILLIAMS YOGA
Yoga Teacher and Trainee Yoga Therapist
Hi, I'm Marie. I teach a variety of group yoga classes at The Yoga Studio Norwich, The Yoga Tree, Norwich Yoga Central and The Painted Barn in Norwich & Norfolk and online.
I also specialise in working 1-1 with clients anywhere from starting your yoga practice, taking it a step further or for tailored and more therapeutic needs. Please also enquire for corporate classes & private events such as hen parties.
My classes are about reconnecting with your body and tending to your nervous system, combining the elements of movement, stillness, breath, and self-reflection. It's a time to return home to yourself in a moment of pause throughout your day.
I specialise in the movement disciplines of Vinyasa & Yin yoga.
My love for the fluid and free form of Vinyasa that I teach, stems from my background in Contemporary Theatre and my passion to explore movement. My approach is dynamic and creative with the intention to connect to your body through movement. I enjoy exploring new ways to move with creative sequences. Some of my training includes: 'Creative Sequencing' with Adell Bridges and 'Prana Mandala Flow' with Shiva Rea.
My love for Yin stems from learning myself the need to slow down and work with my nervous system and the release of accumulated physical or mental tension. I am passionate about the focus of the nervous system in my approach. Creating an environment for people to balance their busy, fast-paced, demanding lives with an opportunity to reset, restore and release. I have completed 70 hours of specialised training, including training with Yin yoga pioneer Bernie Clark.
My passion to support people’s physical and mental health and their relationship with body, breath, and mind, has led me towards training in Yoga Therapy and from 2021-2023 I will be training to become a qualified Yoga Therapist with The Minded Institute and leading expert in the field Heather Mason. It is my deepest passion to work with groups and individuals to reduce or manage suffering and promote health and wellbeing through the application of the principles and practices of yoga. I strongly believe yoga is a tool to heal and manage our lives, troubles and traumas.
JOIN A CLASS
Group Classes in Norwich and Norfolk
THE PAINTED BARN
Mindful Morning Flow
THE YOGA STUDIO NORWICH
Six-Week Beginners Yoga Course
THE YOGA STUDIO NORWICH & ONLINE
Dynamic Vinyasa Flow
Not Suitable for Beginners
THE YOGA STUDIO NORWICH & ONLINE
Gentle Yoga Flow
All Levels ~ Beginners Friendly
NORWICH YOGA CENTRAL
Slow Flow Vinyasa
FRAMINGHAM EARL SPORTS CENTRE
OUTDOOR YOGA @ THE PLANTATION GARDENS
Friday 8-9AM *Restarts Spring 2022*
Mindful Morning Flow
THE YOGA TREE & ONLINE
Friday (4th of the month)
Next Class: Friday 24th September
Yin & Restore: Monthly Renewal
THE YOGA STUDIO NORWICH & ONLINE
Meditation, Journaling & Yoga
Learn more about the classes and styles of yoga I teach
My approach is dynamic and creative: characterised by constant change and full of new energy and ideas. Every class is different, exploring new ways of moving the body. Breaking habitual movement patterns and exploring how we can move in and out of places and shapes with fluidity and ease. These movement sequences may present challenges, test mobility, range of motion, flexibility and strength. But most of all, they explore what our brilliant bodies can do and all the extraordinary ways they can move! Join me and explore.
Press pause on the rest of the world and reset and restore.
A practice to target the nervous system and soft tissue networks of the body.
Through gentle, still, long-held Yin poses; we create an environment to support and nourish the nervous system and trust in the release of deep-rooted tension in the physical, emotional and energetic body.
Yin yoga is a functional practice that targets the bones, joints, fascia and other connective tissues to optimise their health and optimise range of motion and flexibility.
Join me to rest and restore.
MEDITATION & JOURNALING
Yoga for me is an act of self-care and a time for connection and so I love to share this in my approach.
Each of my classes dedicate time at the beginning of class to check in and connect. To be mindful of where we are starting from, honour that and observe the shifts.
My own practice includes journaling and I find this a powerful way to observe my mind, thoughts and feelings. As well as a tool to let go of what is no longer serving me, to set intentions and to highlight gratitude.
Join me for weekly meditation and journaling classes.
I found Marie after trying several different yoga classes in a bid to find the teacher I was looking for. A teacher who could mix physical challenge, yogi fluff (mindfulness, relaxation, mantra, readings etc.) with a genuine, empowering and inspiring personality. I found it all. I was lucky to have Marie's classes as part of my routine before COVID hit but the familiarity and connection it provided during lockdown was invaluable. We now have such brilliant options to practice with Marie; online, studio and when the sun shines outdoor. She has adapted her classes perfectly to these changing times and is responsive to feedback around this.
I highly recommend Marie's classes. Come join :)
Marie's classes have been one of the most positive impacts on my life. She is always highly engaged, with clear guidance on how to move throughout the class which has helped significantly in my yoga journey. I'm always raving to my friends about my amazing yoga instructor, as the best one I ever known! I always walk away from a class feeling fulfilled and happily challenged. Plus Marie is lovely and fun too!
I spent a lot of time researching different styles of yoga practice - I was looking for something that would support my musculoskeletal issues as well as my overall health and well-being being and my anxious mind. I found Marie’s Saturday morning practice which incorporates Yin Yoga and Journalling. This is the perfect class for me; it enables me to easily transition from “working week” to “weekend”, to be completely present without distraction and to carry that mindfulness through into the week. The option of joining online via Zoom has been welcome when I’ve not been able to attend the studio in person. Marie is a very warm, generous and knowledgeable teacher and I felt completely at ease the moment I met her.
PRACTICE WITH ME ON JOURNEY INTO.
ANY TIME, ANYWHERE.
Journey Into is the host platform to access my classes on-demand.
On-demand means you can practice with me on your own watch.
Any time, anywhere.
Every week I add a range of new classes, giving you access to a huge library of classes to choose from at any one time. Offering you a variety of practices to suit your needs, mood and time scale.
Click here to view my profile and access a free 40 minute welcome class, suitable for all.
Journey Into costs £24 a month. Working out at just £6 a week, with access to multiple classes and constantly evolving content.
This platform makes it easier to fit in yoga around work and other commitments. It also means I don't feel guilty if I miss a class because I know that I can do sessions at my own convenience - with a teacher I like. The classes are also really enjoyable, and I feel that I gain something from each one - whatever length it is.
This platform is just what I needed. My schedule often means I cant attend a class or am just too tired. This gives me the class experience at the time for me as many times as I can fit in. They are just like live classes and I forget that I am not going to say goodbye when we are done. Perfect combined with my weekly in person class.
I have access to my favourite classes and I can listen to the voice of my amazing teacher's guidance, which makes my practice more comfortable than practicing with other yoga platforms.
Yoga tailored to your needs
I currently work with 1-1 students for a variety of reasons.
From beginning a yoga practice to developing a home practice.
Working towards a particular goal or to advance an existing practice.
To accommodate an injury or illness or create a practice that helps support the healing process.
Or perhaps just to stay active and mobile in every day life.
As well as the physical benefits, you may wish to work 1-1 to focus on your meditation, breath & mindfulness practices. Finding a moment of pause to balance your busy, fast-paced, demanding life or to help bring gratitude and joyfulness into your life during difficult times.
1-1 or small private group classes can take place:
The Yoga Tree, All Saints Green
The Yoga Studio Norwich, Magdalen Road
Your own home, depending on location
If you're interested, see below for packages and prices or get in touch with me for more information on what I can offer you to suit your needs.
All six week programme comes with an initial 20 minute meeting to talk over your intentions and answer any questions you might have.
A six-twelve week programme for Yoga Beginners. Starting from the very foundations, this course will introduce you to the basics of breath, postures and mindfulness meditation. With a different focus each week we will progress through all the aspects that come together to make a complete class. Revisiting what we have done in previous weeks and slowly building on top, you will finish your programme confident in your abilities to practice alone or following a class.
BUILD A HOME PRACTICE
A six-twelve week programme for yogis who want to become confident enough to fly solo. Giving you the foundations, knowledge and confidence to create a home practice you can rely on, tailored to your own needs or goals. Or for more seasoned yogis, inspiring you to tap into your creativity and intuition and giving you the confidence to roll out the mat and free-flow any day of the week.
For anyone with a specific health concern or injury. Or for anyone who really wants to dive deep into the depths of their yoga practice, focusing on a particular facet - mindfulness, meditation, journaling, yoga philosophy in everyday life, asana practice. This course would be tailored to your needs, wishes and desires.
Introductory Price Offers
Six week programme: £180
Individual sessions: £35
*excluding additional room hire charge*
What private clients have said about their experience
I've always found it difficult to open up about my physical issues, but after attending Marie's classes for a few months, which I found really beneficial, I decided to share these issues with Marie and book a one-to-one class as a trial. I am so glad I did. Marie has been understanding, non-judgemental and brilliant at helping me to address these issues through our yoga practice. I have made more significant improvements with Marie over 6 months than I have during several years of physiotherapy and I cannot express how grateful I have been for this.
Marie is an excellent teacher and I would thoroughly recommend her to anyone who is even remotely considering practicing yoga for any reason.
Marie's 1-1 sessions are very soothing and calming, as is her presence.
I always look forward to each session, where I feel like I am in another dimension for one hour.
During a six-week programme, her well-organized and tailored sessions gave me the opportunity to dive deeper into yoga philosophy, experience it and apply it to my everyday life. Her teachings gave me a totally new perception of my body, my emotions, thoughts and the world around me.
Contemplating on yoga principles after each session helped me to deal with my anxiety, my self doubts and gave me the opportunity to go deeper within myself and find feelings of happiness and contentment with the way I am here and now, no matter the circumstances.