Marlie McGovern, E-RYT, MA, is an author and teacher of meditative and somatic practices integrating the wisdom traditions of yoga and Buddhism with insights from contemplative psychotherapy and creative writing.
Specializing in restorative yoga and meditation, she created and leads independent teacher trainings for physicians, therapists, contemplative practitioners, and educators across diverse professions. With Nalanda Institute, The Path, and Pure Yoga, Marlie has co-created and co-taught five 100-hour teacher trainings in mindfulness meditation and in yoga psychology in New York City. With dear friends and colleagues Dr. Rosanne Limoncelli and Dr. Maureen Burgess, she co-teaches workshops on the intersections of writing, thinking, and somatic awareness. Marlie leads workshops for cultural institutions, such as Tibet House U.S., The Rubin Museum, The Hewitt School, New York University, New York Public Library, and Naropa University.
After eighteen meaningful years in New York City, Marlie and her partner Erin realized a shared dream of a greater connection to nature by moving to the vast sky and wild mountains of Boulder, Colorado. As an MFA candidate in Creative Writing and Poetics at Naropa University, Marlie is furthering her scholarship of experiential, process-orientated learning and explorations of mind, and integrating contemplative practice into her teaching of undergraduate students in Naropa’s Core Writing Seminars. Her critical and creative writing appears or is forthcoming in Rain Taxi, CALYX, Kestrel, The Other Journal, and Tarpaulin Sky. She is currently completing her first book on working with the mind through the body in restorative yoga.