About Marcela


Marcela Hughes is a 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-500) and Certified Health Coach. She is also the owner of Marcela's Yoga Boutique in Old Town Alexandria:

Marcela's certifications include the following:
  • Level 1 - Level 5
  • Anatomy & Alignment
  • Yoga for Kids
  • Yoga for Seniors
  • Yoga Back
  • Yoga Props
  • Restorative Yoga
  • Yoga for Mental Health
  • PreNatal Yoga
  • Pranayama
  • Yoga Therapy
  • Restorative Therapeutics
  • Ayurveda 1 & 2
  • Yoga Lean
  • Yoga for Warriors
  • Healing Emotional Trauma
  • Yoga, Your Brain, and Health

Marcela completed her yoga education with YogaFit® Training Systems, the largest yoga fitness education school in the world. She looks forward to continuing to learn and grow. It is a lifelong process and journey!

Marcela is listed on Medical Fitness Network:  

Marcela started practicing Yoga approximately 10 years ago. However, just several years ago, she set a goal for herself and decided to dedicate time each day for her yoga practice.
 Some days she enjoys practicing energizing types of yoga, such as vinyasa flow, while other days she finds restorative or yin yoga very welcoming! Marcela adjusts her practice to create balance, both within yoga and in life.  

Practicing yoga every day has been a life-changing experience for Marcela!
Physically, she feels better than ever and she has achieved a healthier balance of strength and flexibility in her body.  Additionally, Marcela feels an increased sense of balance, calm, and contentment!  Plus, her relationships with others have improved as well!  Overall, it has been such a positive and transformational experience for Marcela that it deeply inspired her to become a yoga instructor!

Marcela loves to be able to share her passion for yoga and truly enjoys seeing how transformation can happen. It is a
beautiful gift to be able to see how people are calmer, happier, and more balanced with yoga.  She believes that yoga helps people feel good about themselves, both physically and mentally, and helps people find clarity, peace and strength.  Marcela believes that yoga has the ability to transform people's lives in many wonderful and unexpected ways! Marcela believes yoga is for everyone, regardless of age and ability!

Marcela is a proud mother of 3 wonderful children! Her oldest son is 23 years old, and she has 2 daughters (21 yrs old & 16 yrs old). Marcela feels that practicing yoga encourages her to maintain a healthy balance between work and family life. Marcela enjoys and cherishes spending quality time with her husband and 3 children (and their adorable Siberian kitty, Penny).

Marcela is truly pleased to be able to share the benefits of yoga with her family, friends, and the community!
Marcela is also a Dr. Sears Certified Health Coach with Dr. Sears Wellness Institute. This is a wonderful complement to her yoga teacher training! Many doctors are now advising people to work with a health coach to achieve a healthier lifestyle. Marcela looks forward to meeting with people one-on-one and counseling them on how to become healthier with nutrition, yoga, and healthy habits.

For more information regarding health coaching, please go to the Health Coach tab.



      "Yoga is the fountain of youth. You are only as young as your spine is flexible."                                                                                  

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