Marilyn is a licensed Nia teacher, published author, documentarian, writing coach, national activist, and recent cancer survivor. Her business, Life Stories, helps families and individuals record their stories on video, in a unique keepsake book, or as a written memoir. She is the director of the documentary film, “From Selma to Stonewall: Are we there yet?” She has a BBA and a Master of Divinity. She completed her White Belt in 2007 about a year after she was first introduced to Nia. “I never thought I would be taking a dance class let alone teaching one, but Nia was the first fitness class in which I couldn’t stop smiling and laughing. There is also a depth to Nia that has taught me how to embody physical sensations and translate them into emotional and spiritual awareness. During my bout with cancer, I drew on these lessons of flexibility, agility, mobility, stability, and strength to embrace the experience and make it my own. I love being able to share with students the wisdom, joy, and fitness of Nia.”