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The Full Story

My Journey

My name is Marie Benoit, and I have been connected to my Yogic journey for the majority of my life. I have had the privilege of learning from many exceptional yogis over the years including my maternal Grandmother. My journey through meditation began when I was a child where she taught me the power of breathwork, chanting, finding stillness and many other methods to help calm my inner emotions and connect with the divine within. Her journey of self discovery through yoga, meditation, metaphysical healing, Plant and herbal medicine making and teaching us her holistic practices and how to respect the energy and life balance of all things, impacted the journey i was meant to embark on later in my life. Fast forwarding to 2003, after the birth of my first son, I discovered a local  Bikram Hot Yoga and soon discovered the importance of establishing the connection between meditation and Asanas. I continued to practice and, after becoming a Licensed Massage Therapist in 2008, I began to offer my clients trainings in Meditation, Chakra balancing, Breathwork, and guided stretching. I am now accredited with the Yoga Teacher Alliance and am currently an E-RYT 200 working towards my E-RYT 500. I am passionate about teaching and sharing the benefits of Yoga with others, and I look forward to guiding you on your journey.


Our goal at Lakeside Massage & Wellness and Sankalpa Bhogah Yoga is to promote overall wellness through a holistic approach that combines yoga and massage. We provide a range of services, including yoga classes, massage therapy, and wellness retreats, all led by experienced instructors and therapists who are committed to helping you achieve optimal health and well-being. Come join us for a transformative experience that will leave you feeling revitalized and refreshed


Our vision is to create a world where people are united through the practice of yoga. We believe that yoga is a powerful tool for connecting individuals to themselves, each other, and the world around them. Our mission is to inspire people to live their lives with intention and purpose, and to help them discover their Sankalpa, or deepest desire. Through our classes, workshops, wellness retreats and community events, we aim to create and offer you the tools to find the space within, discover a connection to your inner divine experience and the joy and benefits of yoga and a healthy holistic lifestyle.

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