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About Marina

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As a versatile artist and yoga teacher, Marina Trisic is a vocal, visual, and performing artist who integrates a deep pursuit of transformational living in her work. With more than 20 years of professional experience in teaching yoga, she has developed her unique blend. With Gentle Somatic and Restorative yoga classes and workshops, she helps people to connect more deeply to their authentic presence and well-being. In addition to the yoga program, she also offers Sound Bath concerts as well as personalized mini-retreats and holistic therapeutic massages in her practice in Arnhem. Deeply inspired by world music, but also improvised and intuitive singing she has released two CDs: Ballades of The East and Earth Chants. Her music can be found through all major online stores such as iTunes, Spotify, Bandcamp, CDBaby, and Amazon.

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My approach

"I am a certified yoga teacher at the Iyengar Institute in Amsterdam and a certified Somatic Movement Coach and Somatic Body Worker. My background in bodywork and various dance, movement and voice disciplines have had a major influence on her understanding and the way I teach. The primary focus of my work is focused on deep relaxation, conscious natural breathing and releasing tension in the body and mind. In my opinion, these are necessary, but forgotten priorities of modern life. The pace of Gentle Restorative Yoga offers the opportunity to develop body awareness and thus learn to recognize and release deep-seated tensions in the body. Gentle, slow, conscious movement is an essential part of these lessons. By moving the body consciously and using the so-called 'Somatic Movement' approach , we can dive deeper into each yoga posture. In addition, this form of practice includes gentle and restorative yoga postures. This yoga practice promotes precision and thus helps develop a sense of 'being centered' and moving effortlessly and easily.”

Origin of Somatic Work in Yoga

 

A somatic movement is generally a movement that is performed consciously with the intention of focusing on the internal experience of the movement rather than the appearance or outcome of the movement. Movements are performed slowly, with an emphasis on quality rather than quantity. Working in this way can teach the body and, more importantly, the human nervous system that controls our posture and movement, new ways of moving.

Developed by Thomas Hanna in the 1970s, somatic yoga was heavily influenced by the methods of Moshe Feldenkrais – a pioneer of the Feldenkrais Method, which is used to improve human functioning by increasing self-awareness through movement. Additionally, earlier methods such as the Alexander Technique, developed at the turn of the century, helped improve the evolution of this practice. Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen pioneer of the somatic disciplines and the founder of the Body-Mind Centering system developed it further and created a new form in understanding Somatic Movement in relation to yoga. Donna Farhi has her own teacher training in which she combines the teachings of yoga and somatic movement.

Yoga that I teach is a mix of Somatic Movement and Traditional Yoga that I have studied and practiced with some of these teachers over the years. The work of Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen - Body Mind Catering, as well as Feldenkrais, Alexander Technique, Embodied movement, Embodied awareness, Somatic Movement, Experimental Anatomy has been part of my coaching training at the Institute for Somatic Movement Studies in Amsterdam, (NL). In training with Donna Farhi, (NZ) , I learned to apply these profound transformative therapeutic skills to the practice of yoga.

Yoga as my path 

My services

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My music 

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Ambient music with drum, voice, nature sounds and ASMR by Martris

in collaboration with sound artist Sharon Stewart. This is music for stress relief, relaxation...

Ballades of the East, original music by Martris, in collaboration with pianist and composer Rudjer Glavurtic, is a set of contemplative world music songs with piano and voice...

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