Marla Ericksen Ottawa, Ontario
Marla is a versatile and spirited presenter who thrives on empowering people through the fusion of fitness and Yoga. She has just launched her first DVD "Yoga Inspired Functional Fitness" which blends the Yin and Yang Taoist forms with ashtanga based vinyasa. In the fitness realm, she is creatively pioneering the mind-body movement while honoring the ancient practices of Yoga and meditation. In her role as a Yoga instructor, her classes respect the principles of functional fitness training. Marla was recognized as Presenter of the Year in 2002 by the Canadian Association of Fitness Professionals. Marla is on the advisory council for Can Fit Pro, a member of IDEA, part of the NIKE Elite Fitness Training team, and manages her career through Empower M.E. Lifestyles, an Ottawa-based entrepreneurial venture in LIFE!