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Welcome to my website! I believe that yoga is for everyone, regardless of age, race, gender, size or fitness level.  “If you can breathe, you can do yoga." This is one of my favorite quotes because it's true! The practice of yoga begins with the breath. Mindful breathing is one of the most important aspects of yoga. I’ve seen transformation happen in people’s lives time and time again just by incorporating breathing exercises and mindfulness into their lives!

Yoga is a very accessible practice. A common misconception is that one must be flexible, thin, and strong in order to practice yoga. Many miss out on this beneficial practice because of such preconceived ideas.
Every yoga posture can be adapted to fit all levels of fitness and all body types. Whether you are new to yoga or a more experienced practitioner, you will discover that the practice itself is the reward. You will notice a positive difference in how you feel, both physically and mentally. It is a wonderful way to keep the body healthy and the mind peaceful!

I teach private yoga classes that will help you improve your mind-body awareness, flexibility, strength, and balance. I always remind my students to let go of any competition, judgment, or expectations. I invite them to turn their attention inward, listen to their body, and work at their own pace while focusing on safety and proper alignment. My goal is to guide
my students towards achieving a healthy balance in the body and mind. 

  • Increases flexibility   
  • Strengthens muscles
  • Improves endurance
  • Improves balance and posture
  • Reduces stress and tension
  • Improves circulation
  • Increases joint range of motion
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Increases respiratory efficiency
  • Enhances mental focus and concentration
  • Improves mood
  • Improves quality of sleep
  • Increases sense of calm and well-being
  • Improves overall health

Yoga is a mind-body practice that offers a wide-range of health benefits. Practicing yoga will help you create a wonderful sense of balance in your body and mind! Yoga changes your body, starting the day you begin. It's never too late to start, and you're never too young or too old to reap the health benefits of yoga. Everyone can benefit from yoga!

Marcela C. Hughes
RYT-500 Yoga Instructor and Certified Health Coach

Owner of Marcela's Yoga Boutique in Old Town Alexandria





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