Gurnee, Illinois -- United States
Gentle Somatic Yoga Certifications:
GSY Level 1
Yoga Alliance E-RYT with specialized training in Hatha, Restorative and Yin yoga, and Meditation. Certification in Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra, Ananta Yoga, Reiki Master, and various Qigong Styles including Radiant Lotus Qigong for Women. Mary is also certified as a teacher by the National Qigong Association.
I was introduced to yoga in 2002 while spending time in a Florida resort for the winter. The next year, I was asked to teach for the resort, so I delved deeper into the practice of yoga studying on my own. Later, due to a personal tragedy and needing a way to move forward, I spent a weekend at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Stockbridge, MA. It was a transformational experience! From that point on I decided to use yoga to help others, training with local teachers as well as making regular visits to Kripalu for specialized training in Yoga Nidra, meditation and qigong. I have been teaching now for 20 years and sincerely believe there is a holistic practice for everyone. I like to provide a safe and nurturing environment for my students to find their practice and inner peace.
Mary teaches weekly classes of Qigong/Gentle Somatic Yoga on Zoom and at Trillium Yoga Studio in Grayslake IL. In addition, workshops on Yoga Nidra with Healing Sounds and Radiant Lotus Qigong for Women are held periodically. Mary is available for private classes.