Marilyn has enjoyed meditation since being a teenager, first inspired by the book. “Siddhartha”, then going deeper with “Metaphysical Meditations” by Yogananda, all the while discovering meditation could be done in the great outdoors. Later, in 2005, a dream of Yogananda occurred like a summons to endeavor towards higher consciousness. This has led to consistent spiritual practices of prayer, meditation and deep stillness. As an Ananda Meditation Teacher, Marilyn’s passion is in guiding students into the soul’s temple of silence and to bask in inner reverence and deep peace. In other roles, as a medical hypnotherapist, she facilitates accelerated healing through imagery; as a naturalist guide, she leads forest, pond and spider walks for children and adults. The beauty of nature can so wonderfully contribute to meditation, guided imagery and sharing with others!