Mary Byerly has been practicing yoga for over 20 years, and has been teaching for 13 years. She is a Yoga Alliance 500 hour registered teacher, having studied with Lilah Schwartz, Everett Newell, and Katherine Girling. Mary has continued her education through workshops with her main teachers and others, along with classes from instructors of various styles.
Mary’s teaching is firmly grounded in the classical traditions of hatha yoga; her approach – honed over thirteen years of leading small classes and workshops to a wide variety of practitioners – incorporates a thorough knowledge of anatomy with a deep intuition about what can best serve each student at any given moment. Emphasizing alignment and strength, she also encourages her students to breathe deeply and to connect with their inner teacher, to open up to the wisdom and peace of the heart. Her ultimate goal is always to guide her students, regardless of age or ability, towards the freedom and truth within.
Mary’s classes include asanas, pranayama, and meditation. Whether helping a new student begin to learn the poses or guiding a long time practitioner find a deeper level, Mary’s expertise is in designing classes that work for everyone. She blends her style based on the students that are there, working with everything from basic alignment to lines of energy. Once you take a class with Mary, you will discover why she has been called “an angel of body and breath”.