About Marissa’s Research
Marissa’s project, “Sensing Yoga Bodies” aims to explore the lived experiences of yoga practitioners to better understand theories of embodiment, somatics, sonics and spiritualities. The project is interdisciplinary and experimental, showcasing the productive relationship between anthropological and arts-based methods that are relational and contextual; embodied, embedded, and emplaced. Marissa aims to address current knowledge gaps by firstly asking what interdisciplinary studies could learn from ‘sensing’ yoga bodies. Secondly, exploring the ways in which attention to the breath can affect states of embodiment. Thirdly, inquiring to what extent states of embodiment (perhaps) intersect with the term ‘spirituality’.