Maris Degener

I'm an 18 year old who completed the JBY 200 hour teacher training the fall of my Junior year of high school. My practice has brought me many things- confidence, courage, and passion being among them. Inspired by my teachers, who are unendingly supportive of me and everything I do, I chose to seize the opportunity to find my own voice through a teacher training course.

Many people ask if I hope to make yoga my career, and I never have an answer. All I can say is that it's what I love. You can call it a hobby, you can call it a passion, but at the end of the day, it's my safeplace. My mat is my home and my closest confidant. I only hope that I can encourage more people to turn to yoga for support and relief from the challenges life throws at us.

Being able to create classes that are fun, creative, and allow opportunity for growth is such an honor- I hope to see you on your mat!

Namaste!


Why yoga?
Yoga not only changed my life, it saved my life. This practice inspires authenticity, mindfulness, and gratitude in all aspects of our lives, and makes growth and self-improvement fun and accessible for everyone.

 

Who or what inspires you?
The Just Be community inspires me! The students are so willing to be open and vulnerable, and the teachers are all masters at holding space and sharing the lessons they've learned with others.

 

Three adjectives that describes your teaching style:
Authentic. Creative. Empowering.

 

Where are you the most fearlessly authentic in your life?
Either on my mat or when I write. Both are times where I am forced to be honest and face who I am and what I am going through.

 

What is something not a lot of people know about you?
I love to read! My favorite books are non-fiction like "Quiet" by Susan Cain and "The Omnivore's Dilemma" by Michael Pollan.



Maris Degener instructs the following:
  • Deep Yoga
  • This dynamic class is designed to connect you to your physical body and your spiritual ethereal body. Come prepared to witness your experience in this class, because each class is different, we are guided to drop our expectations of yoga and of ourselves. These classes are a unique exploration of how yoga impacts our physical and mental forms both on and off of the yoga mat. You will leave feeling connected, strong, and inspired. Classes are done in a heated or non-heated environment depending on the teacher. Great for all levels.

  • Vinyasa Flow - All Levels
  • Dynamic flow-based yoga. Recommended for those having a familiarity with Sun Salutations A and B.

    Power Vinyasa flow is a rigorous, sweaty yoga practice stemming from the ashtanga tradition. Poses are held for shorter periods of time and will link one breath with motion, creating a dynamic and fluid ‘meditation in motion.’ This is a hot, sweaty fun practice often set to fun, fluid, dynamic music. You will leave inspired and ready to shine off the mat!

    Room heated to 85-88 degrees.


  • YIN
  • In our non-heated Yin classes you will experience postures done on the floor or against the wall with supportive blocks, blankets,and bolsters. Poses are held for a longer period of time allowing you to stretch connective tissue. You may experience guided meditation woven into the class. Expect to leave feeling balanced, connected, and whole. Great for all levels.

  • Movement & Meditation
  • Awaken to your seat. 
     
    This class will take you on a journey to raise your vibration and discover your bliss. Offering a beautiful balance of doing and just being. You will journey through movement - sometimes self-led, sometimes guided - ending with a meditation that will leave you feeling balanced, connected, whole and awake.