Marsha Ellis founder of Grand Valley Hatha Yoga discovered yoga while she was at York University as a great way to manage stress and calm the mind by moving the body. Marsha became a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) in 2011 at Hot Yoga Wellness in Toronto, and has been practicing and teaching yoga since then.
How Grand Valley Hatha Yoga got its start
After moving to Grand Valley in 2012, Marsha continued to find that practicing yoga supported her throughout her pregnancies and she continued her yoga education to receive certificates in both children’s yoga, pre-post natal and chair yoga. In 2017, she started Grand Valley Hatha Yoga because she wanted to share the health benefits and love of yoga with her family, friends and community. At first she taught at the Grand Valley Public Library teaching community chair yoga, a stretch class, and kid’s yoga.
When Marsha is not teaching yoga, Marsha enjoys and is busy raising her 3 sons and 1 daughter with her husband David. She also likes helping her community when she can by offering a free community yoga to benefit the Grand Valley Food bank, coaching Grand Valley Minor Soccer, volunteering with Little Lions Learn to Skate, and this year to start the year off with a bang—she raised money with many other brave souls for the Little Lions Annual Polar Dip fundraiser for the Grand Valley Food bank!
Photo Credit Emily Jean Photography.
Restorative Self Care Yoga Retreat
Inspired by her student’s enthusiasm for her classes, Marsha held her first Restorative Self Care Retreat in November 2022 and is looking forward to offering a Winter Self Care Retreat again this February 2023!
What do you Love most about Grand Valley?
Marsha loves that her hometown of Grand Valley can offer so many great opportunities to immerse with nature and practice yoga. The sunrise yoga by the Grand River in town, practicing Garden Yoga on her farm, and visiting the Luther Marsh Conservation are some of her favourite things about living in East Luther Grand Valley.
Self Care Yoga Retreat-Feb 19th, 2023
A day of mindful movement, eating and connecting with nature and community. Space is limited, please reach out to Marsha for more details and availability.
Contact Details for Grand Valley Hatha Yoga
If you are interested in practicing yoga in East Luther Grand Valley, you can find more about
Marsha’s classes on Facebook here and Instagram here alternatively you can email Marsha at [email protected]