Mary is a 300-hour certified Jivamukti Yoga Instructor and a 350-hour Swan River Yoga instructor. Mary's teaching is dynamic and transformative. Her education in anatomy, kinesiology, and yoga therapy combined with her “natural ability to capture your attention,” creates a unique setting for one to discover their highest potential. She has lectured at Yoga Schools and festivals, taught and assisted numerous assists workshops, served as a mentor in a 350- hour Teacher Training, and managed the Scholarship Program, Front Desk and Events Departments at Swan River Yoga in New Orleans. Teaching across the U.S., her classes include joyful and profound music, creative sequencing, applicable teachings drawn from ancient scriptures, hands-on alignment instruction and adjustment, and space to just have fun!
Mary instructs the following:
Vinyasa l Open
Vinyasa classes mindfully unite intention, breath, and movement. This class will offer a well-rounded practice that includes meditation, pranayama, sun salutations, and fluid movement between postures. All levels are welcome, as there will be modifications, specific alignment cues, and options offered throughout class. It is recommended that brand new yogis partake in beginner or basic classes before joining an open-level class.
Restorative Yoga | Basic
Restorative Yoga offers the chance to unwind with a completely passive practice. Fully supported with bolsters, blankets, straps, and blocks, restorative yoga will gently and effortlessly open the body and mind to relaxation. This class is appropriate for all ages and levels, including those with limited mobility or injury. Please arrive 5-10 minutes early to set up props and settle in.
Warm Hour of Power | Open
This one-hour class is for the yogi on the go! Hour or Power is a powerful and playful style of yoga that links movement and breath. This class focuses on strength, balance, core, intervals, and stretching. You will leave feeling energized and a little sweaty! The room will be heated, 85-95 degrees, keeping the body supple and promoting flexibility as it boosts the cardiovascular system. All ability levels are welcome, as there will be modifications, options and specific alignment cues given throughout the class that appeal to all levels of practitioners. It is highly recommended that brand new yogis partake in the beginner and/or basic level classes before joining an open-level class.
Jivamukti | Open
In Jivamukti, one can expect uplifting music, breath awareness, alignment exploration, hands-on assistance, relaxation, meditation, and yoga teachings relevant to one’s life on and off the mat. A typical Jivamukti class incorporates the five tenets of Jivamukti Yoga: shastra (scripture), bhakti (devotion), ahimsa (kindness), nada (music), and dhyana (meditation). Come experience the only Jivamukti class in Wilmington! All levels are welcome, as there will be modifications, specific alignment cues, and options offered throughout class. It is recommended that brand new yogis partake in beginner or basic classes before joining an open-level class.
Make time to soak up the sweetness of this life! In this 2-hour restorative class, you will receive thai therapeutics, sacred sound with instruments and voice, and meditation. Be bathed by the gentle and cosmic sounds of harmonium, guitar, singing bowls, and sacred mantra. Eddy and Mary will offer serenades as you passively receive yoga supported by blocks, bolsters and blankets in restorative postures and thai massage-assisted yoga therapeutics. Mary was trained in Thai Yoga Therapy by Sudevi Linda Kramer of the Vedic Conservatory. Rachael Crawford Goolsby, LMBT and Thai Yoga Massage Therapist, will also be offering her skilled
hands in Thai Assists and massage.
Connect to the universal flow of abundance and love and RECEIVE!
"If you wish for light, be ready to receive light." -Rumi
NO experience is necessary, all levels are welcome. Longwave Yoga is handicapped accessible. Please register in advance as space and props are limited. ***Your registration is not complete until you purchase AND enroll in Restorative Soundbath.*** Please call or email the studio for help or questions.
$25 advanced registration; $30 same day registration
Seaside Yoga | Open - Blockade Runner
Take your practice to the ocean this summer in our Seaside Yoga series! Every Saturday and Sunday from 8:00- 9:00am, join us for an all-levels class on Blockade Runner Hotel’s seaside lawn. This class begins Memorial Day weekend and runs through Labor Day Weekend. Practice under the summer sun, feel the salty air, and enjoy the beach horizon and lush gardens of the Blockade Runner while listening to the breaking waves on the shore. Find your seaside yoga bliss among the coastal wildlife of seabirds and beach bunnies roaming the lawn.
**Metered parking is available on the street. To access the lawn, walk through the lobby and toward the ocean. Special event rate: $16.