Mary became a student of yoga in 1993 and after experiencing the profound effects of her practice, decided to become an instructor. She earned her 200 Hour Certification with Raji Thron of Yoga Synthesis in 2000. Mary is a Registered Yoga Alliance instructor and has continued her education with workshops by Yoganand Michael Carroll, Doug Keller, Shiva Rea and Max Strom. She was trained to teach Restorative Yoga by Sudha Lundeen 2005 and completed a Trance Dance training with Shiva Rea in 2008. Mary is the owner/director of Awakening Point Yoga Studio since 2005 and is currently enrolled in a 300 hour Yoga Therapy Training with Paula Tepedino of Yoga Light School.
She believes her role as an instructor is to provide a safe and nurturing environment in which students can learn the principles and practice of yoga and in turn discover their own true nature; creating balance of body, mind and spirit. She encourages students to be playful and compassionate in their practice.
Mary lives locally and enjoys cooking (and eating!), reading, drumming, being outdoors and traveling.
*Mary is available for private yoga sessions, therapeutic massage and Energy Balancing sessions by appointment. She also leads retreats locally and abroad. For more information, please call (973)670-7421.*