Prior to pursuing his yoga practice, Marvin went attended college to study painting, and intended to be an art teacher. For nearly a decade, he worked in special education, one year as a private caretaker for a non-verbal autistic man, and for seven years taught art in a special education school for emotionally disturbed, autistic, and intellectually disabled students in Baltimore City. During this time Marvin began to practice yoga as an attempt to alleviate sciatica and back pain. He fell in love with the practice and began teaching yoga in 2011. After achieving his master’s degree in education, with a specialization in at-risk youth, he began to feel burned out. For several years, he worked full time in a high stress environment, taught yoga, and been in graduate school. In 2015, Marvin decided to focus his knowledge in teaching yoga and practicing massage full time.
Marvin is motivated by helping his clients and students achieve the best versions of themselves through health and wellness. Yoga has become a way of life for him and brings him a sense of balance and peace. When he’s not practicing or teaching, Marvin enjoys strength training, climbing, painting, and hiking with his pit-bull Nala!