Marta Bailey Hopkins, MA, E-RYT 200, RYT 500
Yoga Teacher/Enthusiast, Raw and Vegan Food Advocate, Jewelry Designer
Marta also known as Sunshine or Raw Yoga Lady (her license plates read RAW YOGA) has a strong calling for yoga and raw vegan foods. Marta was first introduced to yoga as a teenager by her Mother. They took classes together enhancing their mother/daughter bond during this sacred time. Marta’s passion for yoga was rekindled in her adult years. As her relationship with God deepened, her focus became more intentional in its focus on Jesus Christ. The Lord placed on her heart the desire to teach Christian Yoga. Marta was trained by and received her 200 hour certification from Yahweh Yoga in Chandler AZ, the only licensed and registered exclusively Christian, yoga and healthy living studio and teacher training academy in the world. To further her studies, deepen her practice and expand her knowledge of yoga philosophy, alignment, and sequencing as well as study with Master Teachers such as Gary Kraftsow, Gabriel Halpern, Daren Friesen, and Aadil Palkhivala, Marta enrolled in and received her 500-hour certification from Moksha Yoga Center in Chicago. She is currently registered as an E-RYT 200, RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance.
Marta’s personal practice and teaching style is a synergistic blend of a classical and non-traditional approach to the ancient art of yoga, which weaves together her education, passion and skill set.
Having experienced the power and healing virtues of thriving on live food, Marta is also a certified Health Minister with Hallelujah Acres, a Christian organization dedicated to helping others discover they can live healthy, vibrant lives free from sickness and disease by simply changing their diet. By following God’s original nutritional plan in Genesis 1:29, Hallelujah Acres believes you can restore, rebuild, and transform your self-healing body. She enjoys introducing people to a raw vegan lifestyle and has been known to positively affect the eating habits of even the most skeptical cynic. One sampling of her famous green drink, raw almond pate or delicious raw vegan salad and you’re hooked. Marta also received her Raw Food Chef Level I certification from Alissa Cohen Living on Live Food.
Lastly, Marta has a beautiful line of yoga inspired jewelry, combining her love of style and creativity with the work of her hands.
Marta’s mission is to inspire, motivate and empower individuals of all ages to create an environment in their lives that results in balance, restoration and a deeper connection to their heavenly Father and greatest potential..
Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers. ~ 3 John 1:2