Hi, I’m Marie
Soulful virtual assistant & entrepreneur based in Montreal, Canada
💖 vinyasa yoga, travels, gatherings & nature
In my early 20's, I traveled to Australia for a year of study abroad. Mid-way through the year, I caught a virus &, being so far from home & my family, I had the profound realization that each of my choices create my reality. I then began the deliberate & conscious design of my life around what I loved & how I felt best. I chose with intention my relationships & my healthy lifestyle, I read on mind-body healing & spiritual texts. I sweat daily & began meditating. I reclaimed my health + happiness. So much so that I started experiencing moments of awakening.
When I came back home, I suffered from severe reverse homesickness. I'd lost my ideal lifestyle & had grown out of my old ways. So I worked on re-creating it again. Having experienced bliss for a few weeks & months, I wanted this state to return to my life.
I met my life partner shortly thereafter. I worked as a conservation biologist for organizations like The Nature Conservancy and Ducks Unlimited. I became a stay-at-home mom for the time of my pregnancy and the early childhood of my daughter. I completed my 500h yoga teacher training. I worked as a biologist for a consulting company & supported my family while my partner returned to school to become a naturopathic doctor. I signed up for B-School & I left my position after a couple of years to start this business.
Now, my days are a mix of yoga, parenting, & helping other trail-blazers, light workers & change-makers to establish their online presence. You can meet some of them here :) My journey has taught me about yoga, food + health, creativity, gratitude & being present. I'm the designer of a life filled with magic + delight!
Expand + shine,
I live my life & share my gifts on three core values:
Consciousness: Yoga is my way of connecting with my spark of divinity. It’s a constant practice to notice, to seek, Love in my life.
Sustainability: I became an entrepreneur so that I could take care of my health & my relationships, & to have full control over my income. Also, I vote with my dollars every time I purchase or invest in something. Therefore, I try to make the best decisions for the people, the environment & our economy. Whenever possible, I choose fair-trade, organic &/or local products & services as much as possible. And because a vibrant business & life thrives in a healthy society & world, I give back a portion of my profits to the protection & conservation of the environment.
Beauty: Beautiful design make me feel awe at the magnificence & gracefulness of Life. Whether I’m reading prose or witnessing the immensity + perfection of Nature, beauty brings me to my knees. To me, creating beauty is an expression of love & is the result of a pure intention. If you create beautiful things, thank you for infusing this extraordinary quality into the world!