Rita is also a Licensed Massage Therapist and practices Reiki. She enjoys very much sharing reiki and meditation with others and is particularly passionate about sharing Reiki with animals, believing they receive enormous benefit.
"It feels counterintuitive to call myself a Kids Yoga Teacher when I feel like I learn just as much from the kids who are practicing with me." Rita welcomed her daughter, Marley Grace, into the world in 2011. In 2013 she received her Kids Yoga certification through Kids Yogaverse in Charleston, South Carolina. She has trained and volunteered through YogaKidz(now Empowered Minds) an organization bringing yoga and mindfulness into schools. Since then, she has taught in a studio setting as well as the classroom and has planned yoga parties and personalized events. Every class is unique but each one has the message of self-love and respect for all living things woven in. In her classes, the first order of business is FUN. Her intention, always, is to create an empowering environment where creativity can flow and kids can be themselves. They will explore yoga through art, stories and songs; through breath, movement and stillness. Originally from South Jersey, Rita lives with her family in Surfside Beach. She loves spending time with her family and friends. She loves her dogs. She loves music. She loves to travel. She loves to laugh. She loves to LOVE! And she is so excited to join the Wicked Team.
Facts about Rita Marley -
Rita has been practicing Yoga for 10 years. It has given her strength and flexibility on the mat and most importantly she credits yoga, specifically yoga breathing, with carrying her through some of life's most challenging moments. She loves the idea of sharing that with kids of all ages.