Marti is a native Californian, she was raised with a strong respect for physical health, intellectual growth, and spiritual awareness. From a very young age, dance, movement and music were an integral part of her everyday life. Through her early dancing, it was already becoming evident that she was a natural born leader. These artistic influences were to become the foundation of her subsequent style of Hatha yoga.
As a young child, Marti was afflicted with scoliosis, a lateral curvature of the spine. Hence, yoga was prescribed to heal a possibly debilitating condition. Over many years of dedication to her own yoga practice, the condition was completely cured. Through this experience she saw how transformational yoga can be for the Physical Self.
From very early on, she knew that her life’s work would be dedicated to the healing sciences. Her intense curiosities about human physiology led her into professions including the fields of Neurological Health Care, Cardiovascular Medicine, and Sports Medicine Rehabilitation. At this time, she had the forethought that there would be an explosion in the field of Alternative Medicine. Thus she pursued earning the appropriate credentials to begin instructing yoga on a part-time basis. In 1994 she created her company, The Yoga Solution.
Realizing the importance of the cultural influences and historical lineage of yoga, she decided to travel and study abroad. Included in her global adventures were the Hawaiian Islands, Fiji, India, Brazil and Nepal. These diverse cultural experiences added a new dimension to her already unique style of teaching.