Marchella Yokoyama teaches 200-hour Purna Yoga Teacher Trainings all around the world because she loves the process of growth and is honored to be a facilitator of change -- in her students' bodies and lives.
She started studying yoga and meditation in 2001 and has been teaching in both disciplines at Alive and Shine Center in Bellevue, WA, since 2006.
Marchella is a Certified Purna Yoga Instructor at the 2,000-hour level and is certified through Yoga Alliance as an ERYT-500. She maintains her teaching certification with weekly continuing education with Aadil Palkhivala and Savitri, the founders of Purna Yoga.
She is also a Licensed Massage Therapist and uses her knowledge of the form and function of the human body in her teaching.
Marchella has traveled to India several times and continues to expand her personal practice so she can bring greater clarity and inspiration to her students.