Theresa Marks stepped into her first yoga class at the age of 17. During her various career arcs, first as Registered Nurse and then as a Public Defender, she was drawn to movement as a way of recharging and restoring her mental and physical well being. She spent years practicing Brazilian dance, and performing in San Francisco’s Carnival every year, as well as Ashtanga and many other styles of Hatha Yoga.
In 2006, while recovering from a major surgery, she experienced first hand the therapeutic benefits of Iyengar Yoga. Moreover, she began to realize that clear instructions and attention to detail were something that had been missing in her other yoga classes; she felt like she was actually being taught yoga for the first time. She was hooked and it wasn’t long before she was singularly devoted to Iyengar Yoga for its unique abilities to transform both the inner and outer aspects of the body.
Theresa is now a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher and teaches public classes throughout San Francisco. She also continues to be a student of Iyengar Yoga and regularly studies with Manouso Manos and Victoria Austin. She recently made her first trip to Pune, India last year to study with Geeta and Prashant Iyengar.