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Yoga Alliance Certification

Canadian Yoga Alliance Certification

Twitter: Marion Tarvis@MarionTarvis1

Facebook: MarionTarvis




Instagram: cookingunits


Computer Skills: MS Word, MS Access, MS Excel, Java, Python

French: Proficient, Spoken and Written

Spanish: Basic

German: Basic

Chinese: Basic

Class C  California Driver License

PADI Scuba Diving Certification

Canadian Fire Arms Safety Training RCMP

C.P.R. Certification

Additional Interests

Traditional Chinese Medicine



Bagua Zhuang


Yoga, Pranayama

Meibukan Goju-Ryu

Classical Acoustic Guitar,

Painting, Illustrating, Sumi-E

Lived in China four years

Competitive Open Water / Marathon

Tokyo Marathon 2011: 42.5 km

Kelowna ITU Triathlon 2010: 750m/20k/5k Sprint Triathlon

Hong Kong Repulse Bay 1.8 km Open Water Swim 2010

Hong Kong RevolutionAsia

5kRun/500m Swim/5kRun 2010

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California State University, San Bernardino 2020 - present


Insight L.A. Santa Monica, California 2017; Mindfulness Basics. 6 week course of study


YogaWorks Teacher Training, Los Angeles, California 2017; RYT 200 Hour Teacher Training


Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles California - 2017-2018

Master of Arts, Theology Department; Yoga Studies

Vinyasa Krama Summer Institute, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California 2017 -The Bhagavat Gita in the teachings of Sri Krishnamacharya, taught by Srivatasa Ramaswami; 60 hour Certificate course


Université de Montréal, Montréal, Québec 2013-2015 

BA: Communication écrite -A-; Grammaire, écriture avancé -B; Le Québec – Histoire -B; Intro au Québec Histoire -B-


Centre des Arts Visuels, Westmount, Québec 2012-2013; Fine Arts

Aktof  München, Deutschland 2011; Aktziechen  Fine arts


University of Athabasca 2007-2018 Introduction to computing A+; University French I A; French II A                      


Shanghai Language Schools 2007-2011   Mandarin Chinese


McGill University 2004-2005 Masters Information and Library Studies 1yr; Intermediate French (Pass); Intermediate French Communication (Pass); Programming techniques-Java A; Information Systems A

CTV Atlantic Television Network 1998-99; Cut Film for Video, PEI Charlottetown  


University of Prince Edward Island 1990-2002  Bachelor of Arts: Major in English Literature, Minor in Economics; German; Spanish; Calculus I and II 

School of Hair Design Charlottetown Prince Edward Island 1987-1988.

Colonel Gray High School Charlottetown Prince Edward Island, Canada 1985-1987

Fish Hoek Highschool, Fish Hoek Cape Province, Republic of South Africa 1984

Queen Elizabeth High School, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

John MacNeil Elementary School, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada 1982

Queen Charlotte Intermediate School, Charlottetown, Canada

Waterford- Kamhlaba United World College, Mbabane, Swaziland 1981

Prince Street Elementary School, Charlottetown, Canada

Central Queens Elementary School, Hunter River Prince Edward Island, Canada

Red Hill Elementary School, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Work Experience

Literacy Tutor Learning Disabilities Association Manitoba September-December 2016 Winnipeg, Manitoba; Preparing and Presenting instructional materials for students with learning disabilities (Autism, ADHD, ADD, Dyslexia and OCD): current knowledge. private and public funding for disabilities;

Property Management commercial and residential 2009-2017 Prince Edward Island; Communicating with tenants and with contractors; Overseeing renovations and repairs; Implementing and maintaining a system of book-keeping; resolving complaints of tenants;    

Bibliothéque Itinérante YMCA (Volunteer Literacy Advocate) 2014-2015 Montréal Québec; (Communicating in French) Encouraging children and parents to read together; reading to children; registering children and signing out the books they chose;

Programme Loisirs Integrées YMCA (Volunteer)2014-2015 Montréal Québec; (Communicating in French) Accompanying a person with an intellectual handicap at the YMCA (Swimming; Gym Work Routine; Snowshoeing);

Sales Associate The Home Depot June 2014-August 2014 Montréal Québec; Communicating with clients to plan home repair projects;

Mackay Centre School ESBM 2005; Montréal, Québec (Volunteer position); École d'éducation spécialisée à Montréal, Québec; communicating in French.

Le Salon MODS 2002; Montréal Québec

CTV Atlantic Television Network 1998-99; Cut Film for Video, PEI Charlottetown

Hairstylist Picasso's 1999-2002 Charlottetown

Hairstylist Radiant Reflection 1998-1999 Charlottetown

Hairstylist Alice-Faye's 1997-1998 Charlottetown

Bar Service and Fine Dining Service The Dundee Hotel 1997 Charlottetown

Hairstylist The Victorian Beauty Room 1997 Charlottetown

Journalist The Telegraph Journal Saint John, New Brunswick 1995 Communicating with editors and with the public; following developing news stories; writing news, features and public interest stories;

Journalist and Circulation The Guardian Newspaper Prince Edward Island 1994 covering QMJHL Western Capitals hockey games; writing articles; Delivering newspapers for Circulation;

Bookseller The Bookmark 1999 Charlottetown

Bookseller The Bookman 1994 and 2016 Charlottetown

Bookseller The Book Emporium 1993 Charlottetown

Hairstylist The Victorian Beauty Room 1992 Charlottetown

Service and Cash Encore Vintage 1993 Charlottetown

Fine Dining Service Lord Selkirk Dining-room Delta Prince Edward Hotel  1990-1994 French Service, Table-side; worked as part of a team.

Table Service and Cash The Town and Country 1990 Charlottetown, worked as part of a team.

Hairstylist The First Choice Haircutters 1990 Charlottetown, worked as part of a team

Hairstylist The Stylistic 1987-1989 The Charlottetown Mall, worked as part of a team.

Hairstylist The Barbara Ann 1987 Queen Street Charlottetown.

Cook, Table Service and Cash Linda's Coffee Shop 1985 Charlottetown worked as part of a team.

Table Service and Kitchen Service The Copacabana Dutch Cakes1982 Muizenburg, South Africa; worked as part of a team.

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