Marjorie Ames began practicing yoga while working on Capitol Hill in 1989. A career diplomat, she’s brought her yoga practice with her and benefitted from the experience of many extraordinary teachers during her assignments abroad. Yet her true yoga home is at Sun & Moon Yoga Studio, where she has found a supportive and welcoming community of inspiring teachers and fellow students. Marjorie participated in Sun & Moon’s 2016-17 Foundations In-Depth Teacher Training Program and received her 200-hour certification in 2019. She is currently completing Sun and Moon's 300-hour Dharma program. She is an accredited teacher of Yoga For Healthy Aging, having completed the training in that specialization offered by Baxter Bell, MD, 500-ERYT and Melina Meza, B.S.N., 500-ERYT in August 2020. Marjorie is also a student and practitioner of Reiki, and received her Second Degree certification in the Usui System of Natural Healing (Usui Shiki Ryoho) in November 2017. Her teaching is informed by an interest in the interplay between movement, breath, and the energetic level of experience. She believes passionately that yoga is for every body and encourages students to listen to their own wisdom, and focus – in yoga and in life – on experiencing what is happening as it is happening.