Roxie Martin, (formerly Ochadlik,) is a movement professional. A slower flow-er. Both a skeptic and enthusiast. She instructs in Vinyasa Flow, Slow Flow, and Restorative yoga with intelligence and heart-felt intention. Her instruction is a combination of the purposeful movement and breath that is vinyasa, with particular attention to the alignment of the physical and energetic body.
Slower, Stronger, Fuller, Longer, Nourishing, Wholesome. Come experience a dynamic class that is embodiment, that is fluidity and stillness, and part of the endless lesson towards transformation.
Hi! My name is Roxanne, but I go by Roxie!
The first time I ever tried this thing called "yoga," was as a college freshman taking an elective class. Day one sparked an affinity for something I had never seen or heard of. I have always been an active kid, swimming, riding horses, dancing Ballet, and I even tried Kung Fu! So I was initially attracted to the athletic side of yoga- the fluid movement, the bending, and just the simple sense of accomplishment in posture. The hobby turned habit, nay, addiction, and has become something that I study and practice everyday. And the more I learn about yoga, the more I am drawn to it for so many other reasons other than the physical elements. I'm a decade into this practice, and I have barely scratched the surface. There is so much more to observe and experience because it goes so deep.
I was strongly influenced by my first teachers in New Mexico. When I moved to New England, I sought more formal training, just to learn more about yoga and not intending on becoming a teacher! I received my 200hr Vinyasa yoga instructor certification, under the instructor Ame Wren. (It was she who suggested I try my hand at teaching- thanks a lot Ame!) A year after that, I completed my 300hr yoga training program, continuing my study of Vinyasa under Natasha Rizopoulos. I spent one year assisting Natasha Rizopoulos, while accidentally drifting into the realm of Slow Flow where I started studying under Barbara Benagh. When Barbara Benagh decided to retire and leave New England, I wasn't sure what to do with myself, so I completed another 300hr training lead by both Ame Wren and Kevin Courtney.
I value all these amazing teachers as the guides that trained and certified me as an instructor, but I honor all the teachers I've ever practiced under- including the very first one I met back in New Mexico. I am continuously inspired by my mentors Ame Wren and Barbara Benagh.
And my quest to learn more about yoga continues! But really, I am just overwhelmed with my opportunity to lead others in yoga. Everyday I am surprised at how much more there is to learn about it, and I relish that. I look forward to sharing the experience of yoga with others.