Mary Ann is a genuine, thoughtful, and knowledgeable teacher whose guidance has brightened my path both on and off the mat.
Her group and individual instruction possess a flowing progression that guides her students on a physical and spiritual journey. She weaves in corrections mindfully in a way that focuses her students’ attention on their foundation and stance. One can expect class with Mary Ann to start with a spiritual component or yoga mantra which encourages her students to reflect.
The most meaningful mantras Mary Ann taught me were Santosha and Satya. Santosha embraces the notion of accepting where and who we are in the present. Originally the concept was difficult to grasp because society tells us to work harder. My years as a dancer had taught me that no pose, movement, or position is ever perfect and can always be improved. Mary Ann taught me that Santosha it isn’t about being perfect… it is to accept yourself AS IS, imperfections and all. As I continue to embrace my yoga studies, I realize its lessons apply more and more into my life outside of the studio. Our second mantra and theme is Satya, the promise to speak truth. Mary Ann has a beautiful way of imparting wisdom while remaining humble. Her teaching style is to speak her Satya, her purest and most genuine truth.