Following a 10 year career as a professional dancer, Marla Waal discovered yoga. Since then, Waal has studied many different styles ranging from Ashtanga to Restorative Yoga as well as various styles of meditation. With her passion lying in teaching, Waal's classes highlight the breath along with the body alignment and awareness. After nearly 15 years, she feels she is just scratching the surface. After training classically at the school of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Marla Waal then danced and toured with Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal and later with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. Waal took her first yoga class in Vancouver in 1998 and was instantly in love. In 1999/2000 she completed her first teacher training in Hatha Yoga and continues to teach and study yoga today. Marla Waal recently completed her level one teacher training with Eric Franklin and is now a Franklin Method Educator. She hopes to continue to deepen her understanding of the great tools of yoga, and share them as best she can. More joy awaits!