Welcome to Yoga off the Mat! 

Live & Online Training - 
Be the YOU that you Love to be With. 

Do you know what Yoga means?


As in, uniting your awareness with a higher state of universal consciousness. 

Truth: Even if you’ve never stepped ONTO a yoga mat, planet Earth needs you to step OUT of your old patterns and Unite with your true Self. 
With your highest potential. 
 With your natural state of being, which is pure LOVE

That’s what Yoga off the Mat is all about.

Born Ready

Whoever you are, whatever your circumstances, regardless of the roles you play in life, you were born ready for the empowering, internal work that is Yoga off the Mat. You were created for a Divine purpose and it's time to get realigned with that purpose.

It’s why you’re here on the planet at this time, but you’ve just forgotten. It happens to every human, though. It’s not just you. Most of us have been living life driven by the Ego ( not being Egotistical! ) and are not connecting to our true self.

The world is in a deep reset right now and many heart-centered individuals are feeling the effects. I know I am, what about you? 

We’re beginning the process of awakening. 

If this is you, you may be feeling…

😞 Unsettled due to the exponential changes happening on the planet. 
😞 Feeling like you’re getting triggered more easily. 
😞 A heightened sense of fear and anxiety and its negative impact on your daily mindset, family, friends... 
😞 Concerned about the future for our children, our families, finances...
😞 That you’re not showing up in daily life as your best self. 
😞 You’re stuck in old patterns…yet knowing you have a greater purpose in life – if only you could capture it. 

If this resonates, let me ask you a question.

Are you willing to change your mind?

Because if you’re ready and WILLING to change your perspective, you can expect miracles to occur naturally

✨ You can expect your life to transform. 

✨To experience more joy and peace.  

✨ A sense of lightness and freedom.  

✨ A newfound energy you can share with every human around you. 

✨ You’ll vibrate at a higher energetic frequency. 

And even if you’re not sure what that means at this moment, I promise you’ll feel it, and it will change, well, everything! 

I know from personal experience that when you do the work, when you bring your attention inward--and gift yourself with the time and the tools—a shift happens. 

💛 The fear dissipates and LOVE takes the reigns. 

💛 You remember that the peace you seek is already within you. You were born with it. 

💛 You remember that you have the power to tap into that peace in ways never dreamed or imagined.

Truth: Your life changes when your thoughts change. 
How amazing and exciting is that?

So, let me introduce myself...

I’m Marie Russel, Director of It's Yoga International and Yoga off the Mat Coaching. 
A few years into my role with It’s Yoga International, I had already been a part of training hundreds of teachers to travel along the yogic path. 
While I cherished the opportunity to serve in this capacity,
something was missing in my life. 

I was struggling to find 
peace and fulfillment. 

The truth was, I had unresolved issues. I was avoiding my own inner work. And until I did that work, I would never truly find the life I was seeking. 

Then came the miracle. Over 15 years ago, I was “tapped” to become a student of A Course in Miracles, and was blessed to become a Center of Excellence trained coach in what has become a lifetime pursuit of metaphysical truths and universal principles. 

Since then, my life has been about unlearning what is untrue, knowing what's coming from soul vs ego, and re-learning what is true. Learning how to value only my loving thoughts, and to learn from my unloving thoughts. 

To examine my personal mythology and heal its emotional impact.  

In the process, I’ve overcome multiple miscarriages as well as breast cancer (without traditional treatment). 

I am a widow and wife for the second time. 
I am a mother, daughter and a friend. I remain a devoted practitioner of the ancient science of Yoga. 

As your coach, my investment is to see the light in you even when you don’t. I have worked with people with a wide range of personal experiences and I am enthusiastically prepared to guide you on your journey to holi-ness (wholeness). 
It would be a privilege to work with you. 

In Yoga off the Mat - LIVE and COURSE TRAINING - you will be joined by a group of Mighty Companions who, as stated in A Course in Miracles, arrive in your life when you’re ready to shift your perspective. 

You're not reading this page by accident, I can promise you that. 

Listen to what some of your fellow Mighty Companions have to say! 

It’s Yoga Fuerteventura Director & Trainer

Julia Shelley, Ontario Canada

During my trainings with It's Yoga International and Marie, I discovered all the beauty that came from the circles. While I came from the challenging asanas I soon realized it was the circle I really came for. The tools taught have only delved deeper since joining Yoga Off the Mat Online Training. I am so grateful to be a part of such a supportive community of other beautiful souls choosing to "do the work" within ourselves. I have continuously felt lighter, and more consciously aware of my actions and thoughts since discovering the It's Yoga System. Thank you Marie, and the circle for your love and support. 

You were born mighty

In Yoga off the Mat Online Training, there are 3 blocks to success in personal development and transformation that we overcome throughout six transformational modules:
  • It’s not possible to be calm and centered in the midst of hardship and strife.
  • I’m not good enough.
  • It’s not available to me, or I don’t deserve it.
Instead, imagine hearing yourself saying:
  • There is another way of seeing, acting and behaving, despite my external circumstances. 
  • I am a divine expression of LOVE in human form.
  • The wisdom/intelligence of the Universe is available to me, now.
This training will show you how to tap into freedom in all realms: health, love, lifestyle, career.  

Freedom is your natural right, and once you attune to the field of limitlessness inside, you can TRUST that process to unfold. 

Like we love to say, #onlyloveisreal!

Here’s what we see happening with our Mighty Companions who have taken this training:  

They are...

  • Clearing ancestral ties
  • Increasing Energy
  • ​Changing behaviors
  • ​Changing thought patterns
  • Embracing ​responsibility in all aspects of Life 
  • ​Empowered Decision Making
  • ​Healing traumas
  • Engaging ​Healthy Relationships 
  • ​Removing blocks to love's presence 
Your true self is waiting for you to participate - unencumbered by old beliefs and emotional patterning.   

You become attuned when you are willing to let go of your old patterns, disempowering thoughts systems and instead, embrace a loving thought system.

And guess what? 

Everything you’re seeking is already there. You were born with it. 

It’s simply covered up and all we need to do is pull one little string to unwind the whole tapestry.

A tapestry of LOVE that tells the story of your part in the Divine Plan.

It’s in there, it’s coded in fact, and your Spiritual Alignment IS the deciding factor in whether you will have the life you’re in love with, or the one you feel you can’t change.  

I want to tell you something very important...

You have an inner teacher that speaks to you in a loving, truthful and kind voice 24 hours a day/7days a week.

Are you ready to tune in?

Randee Schwartz, Santa Cruz California

It’s been such a privilege to study and work with Marie Russel. I so deeply respect her commitment exploring our lives off the yoga mat. Honestly, I cannot think of another person who so fearlessly explores our “off the mat existence”. She’s clever, clairvoyant and intimate. 
You might just look at yourself differently - and like what you see.
Yes! You’re ready to leave the virtual reality you’ve been living in and attune your energy to Reality with a capital “R”. 
It’s time.
So, let’s get to it.
Let’s talk about Yoga of The Mat
Here’s what’s included in this Yoga off the Mat - Online Training Program:
Six Modules – each one a distinct Life Coaching Tool – outlined below. 
We cover one per month for the first 6 months.

8 Keys: This foundational tool is our standard go-to. Its purpose is to support you in gaining clarity and direction in any life relationship (partnerships, money, home…you will learn how and why everything is a relationship!)

Core Beliefs: This powerful tool unpacks what your core belief is and how it has shaped your life experience. This realization becomes essential, then, to healing its emotional impact.

Forgiveness Process: This life-changing tool takes you through 4 steps to move from judgement to gratitude breaking the bonds of lower level thought forms and emotional bonds

Inner Family: This supportive tool goes deep on the difference between adapted and authentic feminine, masculine and child energies with an emphasis on how they manifest in our behaviors and experiences. Together, we rewire and learn how to “CENTER” in LOVE.

Cost/Payoff: This unique decision-making tool is so much more than a pros and cons worksheet. Rather, it guides you to establish yourself in win-win and decision-making that is heartfelt, mature and confident.

Theatre of the Mind: In this final and impactful module, we take all that we have learned to move through and distinguish between what is fact and what is fiction in our minds. From this place of awareness, we learn how to manifest a vision—the highest potential in any given aspect of life. 

Right about now, you are likely asking- where do the tools come from?

Dorothy Divack (1933-2018)
My mentor, coach and business advisor for over 15 years, Dorothy Divack (1929-2018) founder of CENTER OF EXCELLENCE and 40-year student of A Course in Miracles. It’s an honor and privilege to carry forth and contribute to her living legacy.

Also included in your Miraculous Living Membership


  • ​Bi-Weekly Online Training Circles with Marie Russel (90 minutes)
  • ​​A lively “Mighty Companions” Facebook Group to support integration, like-minded community and sharing challenges/progress and all.the.things (24/7) 
  • ​Archives of Yoga off the Mat “Circles” with Marie Russel. Get activated as you tap into over 30 “circles” containing all sorts of high-level information on universal principles.
  • ​Meditations Portal featuring light frequency, quantum meditations to lift your vibration as you learn to embody more and more love. 

Your evolution is Happening.
It's Guaranteed.
In fact... 
it HAS happened.

This is your opportunity to step into that version of you, the real YOU — the one you were born to become, have always been, and love to be with.

Yoga off the Mat is deep transformational work. 
It’s the essential work of this lifetime for those ready to ascend. 
But it’s not always easy. 
We want to be sure it’s the right fit for you—and for us. 
The highest good of all is our mission, and we are deeply committed to its fulfillment. 
Yoga means Union, remember? And even though you were born ready, you need to decide NOW is your time to fully awaken. 

Here is what some Mighty Companions are Saying

Incredible right? 
To recap:

6 Modules - 8 Keys, Core Beliefs, Forgiveness Process, Inner Family, Cost/Payoff, Theatre of Mind

Online Monthly Training with Marie Russel 
(90 minutes)   

A lively “Mighty Companions” Facebook Group to support integration, like-minded community and sharing challenges/progress and all.the.things

Priceless Archives of Yoga off the Mat “Circles” with Marie Russel. Vibe higher to over 30 “circles” containing all sorts of high-level information on universal principles.

Meditations Portal featuring light frequency, quantum meditations to lift your vibration as you learn to embody more and more love. 

Here is what some other 'Mighty Companions' are Saying!

Mary Fox, San Francisco California

Marie was my first yoga teacher and certified me to instruct more than a decade ago. But we had had very little contact since Larry Schultz passed on in 2011. For some reason, though, I felt called to sign up for Yoga Off the Mat in January, 2020. Little did I know what a life-changer and life-saver it would be for me in the coming months of global madness. Now, 8 months later, I consider Marie to be my life coach. As a coach, Marie is a compassionate and grounding force who has been there for me without hesitation, offering the perfect balance between 3-D reality and a cosmic, divine perspective of Reality – Love. She really has taught me to be willing to see things differently – which has made a profound difference in my life. And for that, I’m forever grateful.

Loves, this is … Yoga Off the Mat
Holiday Edition!

Let’s spend the year together.

✨ Let’s go deep. Let’s grow. Let’s let go of what no longer is serving.

✨ Let’s remove the barriers to Love’s presence.

✨ By being present.

With yourself, with your actions, with who you think you are and what you think you are about,
and relearning who that actually is...

Let’s Center

Let’s make this experience about your personal development, about your Spiritual healing, and about stepping fully into your Divine potential.  

It’s not about just saying “it’s all good,” it’s about believing, it IS all good. 

Feeling that it is all good, in the cells of your body. Without judging whatever “it” is. 
YOU can't and will experience this!

It’s all about finding and Living in your purpose for being here, today, in this lifetime. 

It’s for real. It’s about being raw and honest and brave and transparent. 

🙌 Doing the work you were born to do. 

🙌 Becoming the person you were born to be. 

Did you get a chill? Did you say, no way not me!  

Oh yes, my friend, YES YOU!

This is the year you invest in yourself. 

YOU deserve it. 

Yoga off the Mat is inspirationally offered for heart-centered humans who are ready to walk the walk straight into their highest potential. 

I believe we all have that in us, you just have to be willing to dig deep, surrender and be open to the expansion this will create in your life. 

Anyone audacious enough to want a more peaceful experience, and smart enough to know that their Mighty Companions have arrived, at this moment, for you to change NOW

Together have the power to do just that. You are not alone.

Now, let me tell you what other Benefits will happen becoming part of this Program

Yoga off the Mat Training will support you in…

💛 Upgrading Romantic and Family of Origin Relationships
💛 Building Friendships
💛 Increasing Income Possibilities
💛 Aware of your Impact
💛 Enjoying your of Time
💛 Living in peace with yourself and others

How does all of THAT sound? 

We meet monthly to go deep on all sorts of exciting content that your SOUL will be so happy you showed up for….

Here are some of the topics covered in our Mighty Companion Group sessions:

Anything worth doing involves investments. 
Investing in yourself is the 
most important kind you will ever do!

Join us, as together, we heal ourselves and the planet. 
This is a powerful investment you make in your self. 
YOU are WORTH investing in to do this deep inner healing work, becoming your best self. 
Your family is WORTH you becoming your best self. 
The work you do is WORTH you being your best self. 
Everyone in your life, and all around you benefits from educating yourself in the ways of Universal Love.

This training & community will serve you as you journey inward, to heart centered living.
There is no-thing more valuable then inner-standing and peace.

For the holiday season we decided to give back to our amazing community and announce a 50% price offer! 

Taking advantage of the Payment Plan Option:


Note!! Regular Pricing:

*due to the nature of this live program there are no refunds. Content is available for life and all training for one year is included.

Do I have some Bonuses for you!! 
(Plus some my team doesn’t even know about yet!)

When you join this empowering training you receive these bonuses!

3 Day Live Event with Marie & (some) Mighty Companions in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico - offerings in
 March or November 2021 🎉😃💃
(Meals & accommodations not included - budget around 350 - 500 USD) 
More details, agendas, and travel workbook to come as we get closer!
BONUS #2!!!!!
Six Extra months (!!!) WHAT?!  
Yes, 6 FULL months as an added bonus in the portal for embodiment! Investing now offers you a one year container for this sacred work for half the price! 
(Think of the savings! Especially with the holiday pricing!!)
6 extra months of space to integrate and receive support as you step into your best self!

Total value including bonuses: 28,200!!

To Recap

6 Modules - 8 Keys, Core Beliefs, Forgiveness Process, Inner Family, Cost/Payoff, Theatre of Mind

Online Monthly Training with Marie Russel 
 (90 minutes)   

A lively “Mighty Companions” Facebook Group to support integration, like-minded community and sharing challenges/progress and all.the.things

Priceless Archives of Yoga off the Mat “Circles” with Marie Russel. Vibe higher to over 30 “circles” containing all sorts of high-level information on universal principles.

Meditations Portal featuring light frequency, quantum meditations to lift your vibration as you learn to embody more and more love. 

Three Day retreat 

Six extra months of deep high touch mastermind coaching for your spiritual growth.

Holiday savings ends November 30th! 

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