Deirdre Ring-Marrinson

What is your definition of fitness?

For me, fitness is a feeling! It’s that instant lift in your mood and lightness in your heart that you get after moving your body. It’s a moment to check in with yourself, with your breath and reconnect. Some days, fitness is a sweat-drenched workout and others it’s a simple walk with my dog.

What is your favorite yoga pose?

Prasarita with a halfway lift.

What do you love about Traverse City?

The sense of community and the limitless access to outdoor adventures all year.

What inspires you?

Other yoga and fitness teachers. I love taking all kinds of classes and am constantly inspired by teachers connecting with students and sharing their passion.

What natural gift would you most like to poses?

I wish I could sing! Despite my lack of talent, you will still catch me singing along to my playlists in class.