Style Profile: Marlene Sammy

Name: Marlene Sammy
Occupation: Aerial Yoga Teacher & Co-owner of Branch Yoga & Wellness
Age: 29
Lifestyle: Upside Down


Dress: Shirt Dress – Dotty Dress Studio $145


What’s a typical day like for you?  My morning always begins with a gratitude practice, a cup of home brewed coffee and a rich green smoothie. I usually check on the administrative going-ons of my studio, Branch Yoga & Wellness, from my kitchen table, and then set out to focus on a couple growth tasks.  Being new (we opened September 2014) there’s always something going on!  Depending on the afternoon, I might teach a few group/private/corporate classes, do my own practice, or connect with people in my community.  Whatever on the agenda there’s plenty of room for stretch and play; I seriously love my job:)


Dress: Daphne Dress – Mandala Design, $158


 What in your life is really important to you?  Physical and mental vitality through conscious living.  Feeling awesome and pursuing awesome things to positively impact the world.  Everyone has their own unique expression of this- mine happens to be creating a community of well-being and support through yoga, meditation and aerial yoga.

What would you like to be remembered for?  Awesome hugs.

What role does fashion play in your life?  I’m constantly moving, stretching and quite literally hanging upside down so my clothes have to breathe and flow with me.  I love pieces that transition from the mat to the street, but usually carry around a spare outfit for evenings or unexpected social emergencies.


Dress: Heidi Echinacea Dress – Mandala Design, $168; Necklace – Liberty & Love $32


What do you love about shopping at Fresh Collective?  I’ve dubbed Fridays ‘dress up day’ so it’s perfect when I need a pretty, feminine or professional look.  I also love that it’s local; as a fellow small biz owner that’s important to me.

What do you have that you want to promote?
Outdoor Yoga in Marie Curtis Park
Every Saturday 10:00-11:00am June 13th to August 15th 2015
More info at


Is there anything else we should know about you? Dare greatly.  Branch Yoga & Wellness is excited to be moving to a beautiful 3,000 sq ft space this August 2015 in the Long Branch Community!

 Where can people find you on social media?


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