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February 2011 * Mary Yoga ENews * Issue # 62 Enlightened In Time * Acro NY Events

Aloha My Loves

Ok, I know I'm inviting serious envy ... but as I write this I am on a plane to Kona and then driving to Hilo with my husband and son, on a seven-day, zero-itinerary family vacation! When was the last time you had an unscheduled array of days just to expend as your whims and your loved ones' whims choose every day?

Maybe you are one of the few that do give themselves that regularly. If not, I highly prescribe it as a yogic discipline.

And so you'll be reading these Feb. 2011 ENews articles as they are tapped out on this laptop in tropical climes.

Teacher Training/ Mentoring

As I approach my 10th year teaching yoga full-time, I have been 500-hour E-RYT for 2 years, and am entering my 2nd year as Senior Master Restorative Trainer for YogaFit® and my 2nd year on Pure Yoga New York's mentoring program.

In 2010, I trained teachers at 5 YogaFit® MindBodyFitness Conferences across the country. In 2011 I will lead 8 trainings, internationally as well as nationally.

These 4-day Restorative trainings give me great pleasure, and I applaud Beth Shaw's vision for YogaFit® leading the way to a more fit nation, combating national obesity and the high health costs of a sedentary culture. I also love being a Senior Master Trainer.

I'm excited as well to be a mentor for Pure Yoga's advanced 300-hour teacher training. Graduates of 200-hour RYT trainings may apply for this program. There are various Pure teacher trainings throughout the year, including 200-hour trainings beginning March and June.

Direct all Pure Yoga New York teacher training inquiries to Laina Seplow. Email Laina at:

PURE Yoga New York

Mary At White House For Yoga ~ Easter Sunday

Well well, well, April 24 weekend I was bound for California for an acrobatic extravaganza weekend, until ~ Ava Taylor of YAMA called to invite me to be 1 of 16 yoga teachers at the White House 2011 Easter Egg Roll!

There will be a yoga team plus other family friendly fitness teams. We are part of Michelle Obama's fitness initiative for USA families. It is the 2nd year they have done this, with much that they learned from organizing it the first year.

How does one say no to that? White House ~ here comes Peter Cottontail, hopping down the bunny trail ~ and me right behind him!

YAMA ~ Yoga Artists Management Agency

Private/ Semi-Private At Pure

Private sessions with me at Pure Eastside or Westside are now open for booking when I am available:

Mon ES 12:30 or 2:00
Tues ES 2:00
Wed ES 11:30
Thurs WS 12:30
Fri WS 12:30 or 2:15

Whether you are a Pure member or not, when my time permits I will take on private 60 minute sessions for hatha, vinyasa, restorative, thai, or flying yoga at the studios and times above. Email me in advance to arrange. Please note I require 24-hour cancellation or payment.

Pure Yoga Studio

Teaching Schedule

These days you can catch me teaching the following classes:

Pure Yoga Eastside:
Mon 10:30 Chakra Slow Flow
Tues 12:30 Restorative
Fri 5:30 Restorative

Pure Yoga Westside:
Mon 6:15 Chakra Slow Flow
Thurs 10:30 Yin/Yang
Thurs 8-9pm Restorative
Fri 10:30 Chakra Slow Flow
Sat 3:30 AcroYoga®

The AcroYoga® Saturday class ends March 26th, breaking for the summer. I may run some small-groups focused 4-week AcroYoga® series, likely weeknights. Stay tuned for workshops, trainings, events on my website.

My Classes/Workshops

Photo Thanks; Privacy

Thanks for photos this issue go to:

Raul and Raphael Aranas; YogaFit Restorative Atlanta trainees; Josh McGirk; Jenn Rath & Skila Ramirez; Greg Franklin, Olivier David; Matt Giordano; Jenn Yarro & Jonny Nobleza; Charles Lee for the lotus photo.

I value your privacy and do not share email lists.

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And oh yes, fyi indeed, if you have been paying close attention, you may have noticed in this issue, first time ever for real my husband flying me and letting me fly him on our Hawaiian trip.

Many Namastes everyone!

And Aloha!

Mary ~ Malea

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In This Issue

Aloha My Loves

Teacher Training/ Mentoring

Mary At White House For Yoga ~ Easter Sunday

Private/ Semi-Private At Pure

Teaching Schedule

Photo Thanks; Privacy

Reply; Forward

Wise Words From A Student
A student named Grace writes me of always walking away from class filled with "joy and ease." She adds "every time there was a wash of energy that traveled through me. I don't understand it, but at least I can embrace it."

Perfect expression for the magic of Yoga! No, we don't entirely understand all the hows and whys of this ancient practice! But, we can choose to trust it enough to explore it, and to embrace what we feel when it is filled with joy and ease, like the students that Grace sees leaving class "yawning, stretching over the head waking up, so effortlessly with blissful smiles, pure like children."

And we can say, with Grace, with the joyful wisdom of Zen's beginner's mind: "Perhaps in time, I'll be more enlightened." Swaha: so be it!
YogaFit® MBF Conferences
The 4-day Restorative Teacher Training count for 36 hours toward your 200 or 500 hour RYT requirements, with breakdowns for lecture, contact hours, and practice teaching time. Prerequisite: minimum Level 1 YogaFit® training OR a prior 200-hour teacher training.

If interested, email me and I will direct you to your contact for a training you may be interested in.
YogaFit® Training Systems Worldwide
LUX Seattle Acro in NYC ~ March 5 & 6
LUX of Seattle is an AcroYoga® teacher, base, flyer, spotter, and trainer par excellence. He & his partner Graham have written acrobatic flows we know of as part of our advanced repertoire. He will be here March 5 & 6 at the Circus Warehouse, and details, registration & pre-requisites are at the Om Factory site below.

I flew to Seattle last year to train one weekend with Lux, and accomplished more in two days than my 2009 visit to Dutch Acrobatics in Bemmel. Come, if you meet the requirements! You won't regret it.
LUX Acro ~ NYC 3/5 & 3/6
AcroYoga® Therapeutics Immersion ~ New York
Jennifer Yarro, my Thai massage teacher, is a tremendous healer and Thai arts practitioner who travels regularly to Thailand and around the world. AcroYoga® teacher Adam Rinder has taught and traveled with co-founders Jason & Jenny more than anyone else has. Adam's passion for therapeutics is profound.

Adam & Jenn take therapeutics to another level in this 5-day immersion that heightens techniques in both Thai massage and flying flows. This immersion satisfies an immersion requirement for the AcroYoga® Teacher Training application.

I passed on a 4-day training gig in San Antonio for the chance to assist Jenn & Adam. Don't miss the chance to study with them both! Pre-register before March 1st for early bird price.
Therapeutics Immersion 3/19-3/23
New ISHTA Center Opens!
Whoopa! Al Finger, my ISHTA Yogiraj, has opened a 2nd ISHTA Center on Feb. 14. How perfect! Check it out. If you've never attended one of Al's meditation classes I strongly encourage you to try it, and his wonderful ISHTA teachers too.
Restorative Bliss
Thanks all guests who enjoyed my Valentine's Restorative Bliss at Pure East! Raw Chocolate Love topped the theme of self-nurture through balancing all 7 chakras. Thanks Danielle for blissful assisting!

I look forward to my next Restorative treat in 3 months' time. I have sweet gifts planned already for Mother's Day. Keep posted.
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