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I currently hold the E-RYT 500 and RCYT certifications with Yoga Alliance.
Yoga came to me in the early 2000s. I started with a home practice and added in group yoga classes. In 2005, when my daughter was starting kindergarten, I decided to pursue yoga teacher training. It was something that I grew to love so much that I needed to share it with others. Having a prior background as a school social worker, I know the importance of working towards balance. Practicing yoga and meditation is a beneficial method of working with the body and mind seeking harmony with what is.
I am a certified Prajna Yoga Teacher with over 700 hours of study with Tias and Surya Little of Prajna Yoga in Santa Fe, NM. Prajna means insight and wisdom in the ancient language of the yoga practice (Sanskrit).The heart of Prajna Yoga teaching involves using asana and meditation as a tool to move from the outer layers of life to a more inward journey. A Prajna yoga practice focuses on internal alignment and mindfulness in the posture practice to connect with sensation. This type of practice not only provides physical fitness, but supports internal transformation at the deepest level.
I teach my students that yoga is a contemplative practice; one that creates connection. It should teach you more about yourself physically, mentally, and spiritually. Yoga doesn't always have to be serious, but it should always serve you. I have been teaching yoga and meditation since 2005 and continue to learn from my teachers and from my students in every class I take and teach.
Restorative Yoga, Tuning Fork Therapy® and Essential Oils to Prepare for the Holidays
Saturday, November 12 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
@ Bliss Body Yoga
$50 for this In-Studio workshop
Premium members will receive a 20% discount on this workshop when registering.
Take a pre-holiday break to reconnect with your life force and energy centers within your body in order to prepare you for what lies ahead. Join Mary in a Blissful exploration of the senses - experiencing comforting scents, soothing vibrations, and restorative yoga.
During each posture, you will be offered essential oils to expand your consciousness and connect you to the natural changes of the seasons as your energy centers begin to awaken. Mary will perform Tuning Fork Therapy® on each of your chakras while you are in the Restorative postures to activate the deep energy held within the body/mind/spirit. These expertly crafted combinations will create the protective, loving energy needed during the holidays.
You will leave feeling refreshed, connected, and aligned.
Please bring 1-2 blankets/beach towels for this practice, in addition to your yoga mat. Blocks, bolsters, and straps are available for shared use at the studio and some props are available to purchase in our boutique.
Mary offers workshops and trainings at Bliss Body Yoga and participates in events throughout the Triangle area.