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.
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.
Healthy Bodies | Basic
Healthy Bodies focuses on the exploration of basic poses and therapeutic benefits of a yoga practice without the vigorous element of other forms of yoga. This class encourages an individualized approach with the use of blankets, bolsters, chairs, and straps. Because of its personalized and nurturing nature, Healthy Bodies is suitable for all practitioners, including elderly and those with disability or who are recovering from injury. Students in this class can expect to experience a well-rounded practice that cultivates strength, stability, flexibility, and mindful breathing utilizing a therapeutic approach to both dynamic postures and restorative postures, while still having time for questions.