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YAA Interview: Marjana Dumville

June 8, 2012

1. Name:

Marjana Dumville.

2. DOB:

25 June 1966.

3. What style of yoga do you teach?


4. Where do you teach?

Newlands, Great Westerford.

5. How long have you been practicing yoga?

20 years.

6. How long have you been teaching yoga?

4 years.

7. Who have you trained with and where?

Ananda Kutir and Jim Harrington in 2008.

8. What lead you to teaching yoga and at what point did you decide that you wanted to teach?

Travelling through India inspired me to start practising yoga. The urge to share the yoga knowledge led me into teaching.

9. What do you love most about teaching?

Sharing the knowledge of yoga.

10. Is there a focus in your teaching style?

Vinyasa flow, synergy.

11. What do you love most about yoga?

The self-awareness it brings. Learning and exploring.

12. What is the greatest challenge you have overcome with the help of yoga?
Becoming a vegetarian and gaining confidence.

13. What advice do you have for people who have never tried yoga?

Try it. Keep persevering until you find the right class for you.

14. Do you have a regular practice?


15. Favourite Asana?

Headstand – sirsasana.

16. Strongest Asana?

Forward bends.

17. Least favourite asana?


18. Any religious affiliations?

Not really.

19. What are your other interests?

Hiking, diving and free-diving, (which is similar to yoga in a lot of aspects).

20. Any thank yous?

Mackie Barnwell, Jim Harrington, Viktor van der Kleij.

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