Rose Marie is a long time student of Iyengar yoga taking her first class in 1987. After many stops and starts she became a serious student in 1995 when a move to Ireland brought her in contact with an Iyengar teacher in the middle of the countryside! Years went by and Rose Marie started her teacher training in Dublin and after moving back to the lower mainland continued her studies with Barbara Yates and became a certified yoga teacher in 2007.
In 2008 Rose Marie, with her husband, Michael Rodden opened Mission Yoga and Pilates Studio, now known as Mission Yoga and Personal Training, where they maintain a full schedule of classes.
In 2009, Rose Marie travelled to India to study with the Iyengars for one month at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute. The practice and study of Iyengar yoga has brought Rose Marie in contact with many national and international teachers and she continues her weekly classes with Barbara Yates.