Mari was born and raised in the Netherlands, where she started practicing yoga while still in college. After obtaining her BA in journalism she moved to New York, where she had been accepted into a 3-year acting program at the Stella Adler Studio. Yoga was a part of the curriculum, and through a variety of movement-based classes and her practice, Mari became fascinated with the the relationship between body and mind and the way conscious movement and breath work can transform not only performances, but also lives.
She discovered Modo in Los Angeles in 2013, joined the Energy Exchange program in New York shortly after, and quickly became a part of the Modo NYC staff. She completed her Modo Level 1 training in Montreal and her Modo Flow training in New York, and is thrilled to now be a part of the growing Modo community in LA.
When not teaching or on her mat, Mari writes, translates and produces. She loves to hear and tell stories, and believes yoga gives people an opportunity to tap into the story of their own body.