Yoga Therapist, Meditation Teacher, and Yoga Spiritual Guide: Helping clients achieve wellness through Eastern and Western practices.
Learn more about Mary
Exploring beliefs, spirituality, consciousness, breathing, and physical practice is the cornerstone of my Yoga Therapy, Meditation, and Yoga Spiritual Guide sessions.
In Yoga Therapy, we use tools such as physical practice (asana), breathwork (pranayama), and meditation alongside deep internal study and exploration of the Self to change what we can and accept what we cannot change with loving grace and gratitude.
I see clients with a variety of concerns - from those seeking weight loss or relief from physical pain to those looking for peace, stress-reduction, and spiritual connection.
What inspired me to become a wellness professional?
Since childhood, I've had an interest in wellness. Like most young people, it started as a physical interest and a desire to 'do what I loved' professionally. Over 4 decades ago, while teaching fitness classes, I was introduced to yoga, which changed my life. I continued to teach fitness for many years but slowly moved more of my emphasis to yoga.
I traveled to India for an extended time to stay in an ashram and study yoga therapy. After learning the lineage of Thirumoolar's yoga, I delved even deeper into spirituality and an exploration of how we can use the gifts of yoga to be the best v...
How my clients describe their first visit?
Here's how a first-time client described her first visit:
"I went to Mary at the referral of my Physical Therapist. I went to her for shoulder pain. I'd tried surgery, PT, and drugs. These had given me some relief, but never went below a pain level of 7 and that was on a good day.
In the first session with Mary, she watched me move my shoulder, asking for feedback. I thought we'd do a lot of physical exercises but we did only a few gentle yoga poses. that actually felt good. We focused a lot on the breath, which to my huge surprise actually WORKED! I felt my pain level go down 2 points i...
What I say to someone who has never tried yoga therapy?
Yoga therapy sessions are as individualized as you. We start our work by discussing your goals. I recommend yoga tools based on your readiness and your belief system. This could start with gentle asana (poses), simple breathwork, and awareness/mindfulness. If you are a practicing yogi, it might start with exploring deeper spiritual or philosophical topics. Each session is catered to meet your goals in a way that resonates with you.
Yoga Therapy tools often employed:
* Yoga poses/asanas
* Pranayama (breathwork)
* Daily Spiritual Practice
* Lifestyle and...