Mary Jo Place is a Registered 200 hour Certified Yoga Instructor, recognized by the Yoga Alliance in Vinyasa Flow. Mary Jo obtained her certification at Sense of Samadhi, a registered studio recognized by the Yoga Alliance located in Yorkville, Illinois. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Blackburn College located in Carlinville, Illinois. Mary Jo played competitive college basketball at John A. Logan College in Carterville, Illinois and at Blackburn College in Carlinville, Illinois.
Also, Mary Jo obtained her Aviana Aerial Yoga Certification in 2017 and has been teaching Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga since 2015 in the summer months. As a former athlete, Mary Jo turned to yoga in order to help her achieve her fitness goals after suffering an injury. “It was during my yoga journey that I discovered Aerial Yoga and fell in love with it and how the hammock can help with achieving certain poses that I couldn’t do on my mat practice”. She understands that every individual has different levels of fitness goals and body types. She teaches with compassion and grace to her students in yoga class at any fitness level.
Mary Jo’s yoga philosophy is to help you understand your body and treat it with patience and kindness. Regular yoga practice helps in achieving overall balance of the mind, body and spirit. When connecting the breath with each pose it builds strength, endurance and balance throughout the entire body. Come experience the benefits of yoga with Mary Jo and see yourself transform.