CV – Marie Luo

Current work/Projects

Counsellor & Movement Therapist in Penryn – www.wildspirit-coaching.co.uk
Organizing a therapeutic Movement and dance project for women – www.wildspirit-cornwall.co.uk
Acrobatic & Movement Teacher in Porthleven, Penryn & Penzance – Acro Adventure www.acroadventure.com & Sequoia Movement https://www.sequoiamovement.com/
Volunteering at Surf Therapy Porject – www.waveproject.co.uk

Education

2023
Master’s in Psychology (University of Wolverhampton)
– Average Grade: 63.5
– Dissertation title: “The perspective of Yoga teachers on Mindfulness- based practices in work with individuals with social anxiety: an exploratory study” (Grade: 75%)

Level 4 Diploma Advanced Counselling Skills (NCC Homelearning)

2021
Medicine studies (Riga Stradins University)
– 2 semesters of Medicine studies. Passing of all modules. Average grade: 9.2 of 10.

2021
Performing Acrobatix Program
– Intensive Program for professional acrobats. Course content: Theatre, Dance, Performing & Acrobatics – https://www.acrotraining.berlin/

2020
Master in Education (Free University Berlin) Subjects: Biology & Spanish
– Final grade: 1,6. (German grading system: 1.0-1,7 is equivalent to first-class honours)
– Master thesis: “The effect of Yoga on dealing with stress and the experience of meaningfulness in life: an experiment with trainee teachers” (Grade: 1,3)

2018
Bachelor of Science (Free University Berlin)
– Final grade: 2,0
– Bachelor thesis: “Investigation of arbuscular mycorrhiza fungus and water-stable aggregates in seven long-term fertilized grasslands.” (Grade: 1,1)

Work Experience

2014 – Now
Working self-employed as Yoga Teacher & Health Coach
Skills: Teaching individuals & groups, organizing events and courses, website & design

2020 – Now
Work as Acrobatic Coach at AcroAdventure
Projects: Teaching in Person & Creating Online Courses

2019 – 2020
Content Creator & Manager at Skill Yoga Berlin
Main tasks: development of Training courses for a Yoga and Health video platform. Writing of scientific blog-articles about nutrition and movement. Organising of video-productions > skill-yoga.com

2019 – 2020
High School Teacher at Tomas-Mann-Gymnasium
Teacher for Biology & Spanish in a secondary school as part of Teacher Training.

2019
2-month internship at Sinovital Bülach – Center for Traditional Chinese Medicine – https://www.sinovital.ch/tcm-buelach/

2012 – 2013
Voluntary work in Costa Rica as Assistant Teacher & in Rainforest Protection

2010 – 2014
Early teaching experience as music & dance teacher
– Privately taught children violin and piano.
– Dance Teacher at TSV Spandau: Teaching and supervising children groups (age 4-12)

Collaborations & other projects

  • 2023 Teaching Yoga, Body Therapy, Performance & Acrobatics at a 3-week acrobatic & circus convention: www.acroatia.org
  • 2022 Teaching Yoga, Dance & Acrobatics at a 2-week acrobatic & circus convention: www.acroatia.org
  • 2021 Instructing aspiring Family Yoga Teachers – https://kinderyogaberlin.com/
  • 2021 Kids Acrobatic & Movement teacher at Hier und Jetzt Festival – https://www.hierundjetztfestival.de/
  • 2021 Teaching Acrobatics at Urban Festival in Zurich – https://www.urbanacro.com/
  • 2021 Teaching Yoga, Dance & Acrobatics at a 2-week acrobatic & circus convention: www.acroatia.org
  • 2021 Healthcare internship at Havelklinik Berlin (Hospital)
  • 2020 Circus Teacher & Supervisor at a Summer Camp with children from disadvantaged households with the social circus Jonglirium.ev
  • 2020 Teaching Handstand at Wanderlust Festival
  • 2020 Project work with Mia Drobec, creating a Youtube Channel for Yoga & AcroYoga – Movement Link
  • 2019 Teaching Acorbatics & Movement at AcroEmotion Retreat
  • 2018 Teaching at Berlin Movement Festival with Lukas Flint

Links to Instagram

Health Coaching: https://www.instagram.com/coaching_with_marie/

Acrobatics in Cornwall: https://www.instagram.com/acro_adventure_cornwall/

Acrobatics online: https://www.instagram.com/acro_adventure/

Wild Spirit Project: https://www.instagram.com/wildspirit_cornwall/

Personal: https://www.instagram.com/marie.luna.lu/

Reviews

Movement Therapy:
Mandy: “I found Marie during a time when I wasn’t feeling very well. I had experienced a major breakdown and felt disconnected from my body. Although I may have looked sporty, I didn’t feel like a sporty person. Parts of my body felt loose and unstable, and I didn’t feel strong or balanced. I had stopped believing in myself and just thought I wasn’t strong or good enough, so I tried many things, but I quit every time.
However, I knew that I wanted to exercise and regain trust in my body. I wanted to feel strong, capable, and enjoy life again. That’s when I found Marie. I was pleasantly surprised at how good she made me feel, and it wasn’t just about exercise. She met me where I was, listened to my story, and always adapted to what I brought to the table each week. She encouraged and checked in on me regularly. I felt heard and respected, and it felt more like a good friend taking me by the hand and saying, “Hey, I am so proud of you.”
I could feel that she believed in me more than I believed in myself and with her encouragement, I began to believe in myself. I looked forward to our lessons and I still feel the strength that I gained from her, even after we stopped working together. It motivates me to keep going and to believe in myself.” [2022]

Health Coaching:
Lina: “Marie has been coached me for more than a year now. With her constant positive attitude and motivation, Marie made me look forward to every session. And once I started feeling the benefits from it, it made me feel more energized and confident in my daily life.
Marie is more than just a trainer. She’s been working with me on a general healthy lifestyle including diet and sleep rhythm. When I started this journey I didn’t know what a big impact this would have on my connection to myself and even on my career choices. I can say now after 7 months that I’m a happier person because of Marie’s guidance. And I can’t wait to see where this journey will take me.” [2023]

Yoga:
“I am new to yoga and found Marie’s gentle yoga class. I was worried about going somewhere new and trying yoga, but I had nothing to worry about as Marie made me feel very welcome and relaxed.I love going once a week now and it makes me feel so energised and ready for work. I would recommend Marie’s yoga class to anyone. Give it a go.” [2023]

Yoga Online:
Veronika: “Great classes. A highly competent and pleasant teacher. She also pays close attention over Zoom and finds the perfect balance between tension and excellent guidance in relaxation and meditation. Something for mind, soul, and body!” [2022]

Online Acro Coaching:
Lukas & Birte: “It was very interesting, because even though we weren’t close [online classes], Marie & Tomas managed to pass on the passion and the correct information… You two are awesome and I learned so much from this course, I use video recordings when I can’t remember some position!” [2020]

Family Acro
Ilka: “We love it, having so much fun with your AcroYoga course! We‘ve learnt so much in the last 3 months! 😅👍🥰 🙏” [2020]

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