For Mary, discovering yoga felt like she had found the perfect pair
of jeans that fit just right. Mary began practicing yoga in 2001, but
really got serious and made yoga part of her everyday life after the
birth of her 3rd child in 2006. In 2008, Mary completed the YogaWorks
200 hour teacher training. With this training she has gained appreciation
of combining the flow of Ashtanga with the alignment precision offered
with Iyengar. Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga is a fairly recent discovery
for Mary, but she was immediately hooked on this dynamic, comprehensive,
challenging, yet accessible style of yoga. Mary completed the SHAKTI
Teacher Assisting Program in the fall of 2010 and she is currently mentoring
under Baptiste Master teacher, Lisa Black. She is looking forward to
the Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga Level 1 teacher training in February
of 2011, with Level 2 to follow soon after.
Mary’s primary teachers have been Gary Olson, Lisa Black, Troy
Lucero, and Catherine Munro. To further her passion in always being
a student first, she has completed training intensives with Richard
Freeman, Gregor Singleton, Bryan Kest and Jason Crandell.
The practice of yoga has helped Mary transition through life's challenges
with strength and introspection. Her classes are infused with energy,
lightness and laughter, encouraging students to truly find their edge
and grow, as well as finding a quiet place both on the mat and off.
She is deeply grateful to her teachers for the passion and inspiration
they instilled in her. Mary believes it is an honor to teach and spread
the love of something so close to her heart