Meet Marnie Hullin TLG's Latest Committee Member
"These days, my focus is more on slowing down, and appreciating things just as they are. I think we could all use a little bit of this in our life!"
- Marnie Hullin
Q&A with Marnie Hullin
Marnie Hullin is a physiotherapist and yoga instructor who has recently launched her passion project Nurture – Physio Inspired Yoga. When she’s not juggling her full-time gig with learning the ins and outs of running her own business, you’ll find Marnie planning her next travel adventure, enjoying Central Victoria’s wine, food and coffee scene, or trawling Spotify for awesome new yoga class music ideas.
Q1: You obviously have a passion for supporting others and helping them create more out of their life with better health & movement, but what led you to start this self-discovery and now servitude journey?
A: I’ve always loved helping people, and I think that’s what led me to be a physiotherapist all those years ago. Add that to my own life-changing experiences with yoga, and how could I not want to share these skills with others??
Before yoga came into my life many years ago, I was a total busy bod who struggled to sit still, and who was looking to be stronger, fitter and always improving myself. I came away from my very first class with a new and completely unexpected experience and understanding of yoga – and I was totally hooked! It was exactly what I needed! Fast forward a few years, many yoga classes, teacher training, I have now implemented the principles and physical postures of yoga into my professional and daily life. These days, my focus is more on slowing down, and appreciating things just as they are. I think we could all use a little bit of this in our life!
Q2: What is one ‘common belief’ that you endeavour to challenge and re-define for your clients better health? Did you always know this was your point of difference?
A:That yoga is only for hippies and / or super-fit, muscly and flexible Instagram posters!
I want to show people that anyone can experience the benefits of yoga. That any pose can be modified in some way, and that the physical benefits are only a very, very small part of what you can achieve from doing yoga. Yoga is for everybody!
Q3: It’s important to know about the biz, especially a passion-based biz! But tell us something about Marnie, have you ever thought about the legacy you’d like to leave behind in this world? How do you think you’d like to leave a mark?
A:When I think about the times I’ve felt most alive and like I’m on the right path, it’s when I feel like I’ve helped someone in some way. So, if I could somehow help to make a small difference in someone’s life, I’d be really, really happy!
Q4: So like many of us gals in biz, you are building an exciting new business while still working in your 9-5 career. That can be very challenging finding the time without losing the passion. And being brand new, what would you say is the biggest motivation that you have to keep moving forward and to make this happen long term?
A: I think the main thing that keeps motivated is continually coming back to my ‘why’. That is, my ‘why did I want to do this in the first place?’
When I completed my Diploma of Vitality Yoga, I realised that I have a unique set of skills, that I couldn’t not use and share to help people. On top of that, yoga, it’s principles and the people I’ve met along my yoga journey have had such a profound impact on my life. Now I get the chance to help someone else to have such a life-changing experience! And, every time someone leaves one of my classes with that ‘floating on air’ look about them, I am reminded of why I need to keep doing this.
Q5: On top of everything else you are doing, you’ve just committed to becoming the Secretary for Central VIC The Launch Gals Committee… What made you decide to offer your time and energy into serving TLG community?
A:I feel so privileged to have met, had guidance from, and picked the brains of so many successful women in my journey of starting Nurture. I feel that by being a part of TLG I can give back or do the same for someone else who is finding their feet. Not to mention, I’m really excited to meet other like-minded and inspiring Central VIC Launch Gals!
Q6: As someone who hasn't experienced The Launch Gals events as an attendee, what are you hoping to take away from our first event? Is there anything that you would personally like to see happen within the Central VIC community?
A:I really enjoy hearing others’ stories about their journeys, challenges they’ve faced and how they’ve been overcome so am particularly looking forward to the opportunity for this within TLG. Also, I feel really passionate about supporting other local businesses, so am excited to hear about what other great ventures are out there!
Just for a bit of fun!
Q: My favourite quote is…
A: I have so many! One that I try to live by daily is ‘Trust in the flow of life’.
Q: When I face a big challenge…
A: After the initial feelings of excitement and anxiety subside, I go into full-on planning mode.
Q: The most courageous thing I’ve ever done as a woman is…
A: I think the most courageous thing I’ve done is when I decided to follow my heart instead of living the life others expected of me by leaving a job that would’ve helped me to ‘climb the ladder’, and instead choosing to travel by myself for 12 months, enjoying life and doing whatever I wanted to do. I’m so glad I did it!
Q: The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given is…
A: Don’t be afraid to ask for help!
Q: My BGP (best gal pal!) would describe me as…
A: Caring, passionate and understanding.
Q: my favourite girl crush is… because…
A: Jacinda Ardern – such an inspirational leader, who embodies grace and poise in such difficult times.
Q: my go-to beverage order is…
A: A glass of Rose or a peppermint tea, depending on the time of the day!
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