About Marlise Els

Marlise loves triple tall cap coffee and has a sweet tooth forΒ  desserts which makes her booty shake!

Marlise ELs

1. What is your favorite Yoga style and pose?
My favorite yoga style is yoga nidra and my favorite yoga pose is Savasana ( Okay I’m just
kidding!) There’s absolutely nothing wrong with either that style or the pose, I am all for deep
relaxation but I do prefer something that’s a bit more mentally and physically challenging. I’ll
have to say my favorite style is a combination of Hatha yoga and Vinyasa yoga. My favorite
yoga pose is by far the dancer pose and any variation of it.

2. How did you get interested in Yoga?
A friend of mine suggested that I look up Tara Stiles Yoga on YouTube. I got really into it and
started practicing at home daily. I started to develop a true passion for yoga and decided to study
yoga and become a qualified yoga instructor.

3. If you could compare yourself to an animal, which would it be and why?
I would say a cat. Cats are cute but yet feisty. They enjoy the company, care, love and
attention of their owners but they don’t ever fully become dependent of that. They live a
comfortable life and roam freely.

4. What do you like to do in your free time?
Well now that’s a given! Yoga obviously! I am very consistent in my yoga training and I use
my free time to improve my yoga skills or help my clients improve their yoga skills by doing one
on one training with them. Yoga isn’t just a job to me. Yoga is my passion, it’s what drives me in
life and through yoga I am able to connect with like minded people and develop amazing

5. What is the funniest thing that happened to you recently?
Thinking…..thinking….thinking…..okay nothing comes to mind. That’s a bit of a vibe kill ??

6. What’s the last thing you watched on TV and why did you choose to watch it?
Zumbo’s just desserts on Netflix. I totally do have a sweet tooth and I love yummy mouth
watering and beautiful desserts.

7. What’s your favorite drink?
Triple tall cap from Seattle Coffee. ( For those of you who don’t understand coffee lingo, this
is a medium sized cappuccino with three shots of espresso in it.) I don’t have sugar with it
because I enjoy very strong coffee and I get my sugar fix from desserts ??.

8. If a penguin wearing a sombrero walks through your front door, what does he say and why is he here?
The penguin says hi and asks if I want to join his new dance crew lead by Mumble from
Happy Feet. My answer is yes! Let’s go shake some booty.

Where to find me? I am situated in Durban and teach yoga classes twice a week at the Bluff Eco
Park. Click on over to my website for more details www.hathayogabluff.co.za , you can also find
me on the following social media platforms.

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