Willow Marcotte is a Yoga Alliance 500 hour E-RYT with expertise in Yoga Nidra, Restorative Yoga, and alignment as taught by BKS Iyengar. Her background in nursing, compliments these practices allowing for a deep understanding of anatomy and body function. As owner of Sun Yoga Tampa, she sets the creative and philosophic tone for the studio fostering a welcoming and uplifting environment for all beings.
Her journey in yoga began 1996 while studying Tibetan Buddhism and Meditation. A long-standing appreciation for philosophy and ancient texts, she found the path of yoga a welcoming, and natural progression of her personal interests. Willow has continued to study with advanced practitioners including Karin Stephan (Iyengar), Larissa Carlson (pranayama) and Lee Albert (pain free living). These studies combined with experiences in adaptive yoga for cancer and neurological challenges have allowed her to develop a teaching practice that supports those living with particular ailments and life situations to find balance and ease.
Her classes range from gentle meditative experiences to traditional Hatha Yoga, including yoga Nidra and restorative meditation. Willow offers both private sessions and traditional group classes. She also enjoys sharing the practice of yoga with children, helping them to develop postures in a fun and imaginative setting. Willow invites students to dive into themselves, embracing balance not only on the mat, but in the yoga of life as well.
When not on the mat or in the studio, Willow loves to be outdoors in nature. She enjoys live music, biking, and in the quiet moments, a good book. But most of all, she enjoys spending time with her family.