Mary practices, teaches and lives yoga and specializes in Kids Yoga. A devoted yogini, she imparts her passion for creating and maintaining a holistic lifestyle in her teaching. A lifelong athlete, she recognized the value of yoga to her body, while participating in Div. 1 Track and Field at the Univ. of Hawaii at Manoa, quickly followed by the amazing impact it had on her overall health and outlook on life. Encouraged by her self-awareness, health, wellness and fitness, worldly travels, and the arts, she is constantly seeking growth through continuing education, as well as by serving and teaching others.
A White Lotus certified yoga instructor, Mary had the privilege of studying directly under Tracey and Ganga White, gaining her 200hr. as well as Advanced Yoga Teaching certifications in Vinyasa yoga. Wanting to continue her yoga practice through pregnancy and postpartum, Mary became a certified Prenatal Yoga Instructor with Omolulu and Brynne Caleda. Teaching adults has been and continues to be very fulfilling to Mary. But being an Elementary PE and Art Teacher as well as a mother, she was inspired to share the many benefits of yoga with kids. This lead her to become a Yoga Alliance certified Kids and Families yoga teacher with Rainbow Kids, as well as a certified teacher and trainer with Yoga Ed. With Yoga Ed, Mary has had the privilege of implementing school programs in both a public and private schools Preschool- 12th grade, on Oahu. As a PE teacher, she is able to implement Yoga Ed’s curriculum as a unit to grades K-6. But it has been most rewarding to co-facilitate Yoga Ed’s Summer Teacher Training Immersion the past few years, as well as co-facilitating many Professional Developments for teachers around the island, inspiring others share this lifelong gift of yoga with their children and students.
In her immense gratitude for what yoga has given to her own life, she hopes to assist in bringing this positive awareness, not only to the world, but most specifically to our future, held by our keiki.