My classes cater to multiple levels and emphasize the body as the teacher. Students are encouraged to recognize the wisdom of their own bodies and listen. I teach by offering suggestions for postures with many variations so each individual can customize their own practice. I watch, in order to encourage safety, provide guidelines to move the body in and out of poses, and encourage proper alignment in the Kripalu and Akhanda Traditions and encourage energy flow as taught in Kundalini Yoga, while always encouraging students to treat their bodies and minds with kindness and patience on the mat and in the world.
Experiences with the amazingly calm, healing, and supportive powers of this ancient science guide Mary on her path as a teacher. She received her 200 hour certification from the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. This gentle style of yoga with a compassionate approach and emphasis on meditation, physical healing and spiritual transformation that overflows into daily life, guided her to participate in the Kripalu residential volunteer program for a year after leaving a long career teaching high school in both the United States and overseas. While at Kripalu Mary had the opportunity to study with teachers such as Rodney Yee, Sheane Corne, Bo Forbes, Shakta Kaur, Hari Kirin Kaur Khalsa, Snatam Kaur, Krishna Das, and Sharon Salzberg.