We are thrilled to announce that Mary Taylor is now a YogaGlo teacher!
Mary began studying yoga in 1971 while earning a degree in psychology at University, but it was not until 1988 when she traveled to Mysore, India for the first time to study Ashtanga yoga with K. Pattabhi Jois, and began a daily asana practice that yoga became a central thread informing all aspects of her life.
Mary is the co-founder, with her husband, Richard Freeman, and the director of the Yoga Workshop, in Boulder, Colorado. When not traveling and teaching elsewhere Mary teaches regularly at the Yoga Workshop. She is also on the faculty of the Upaya Zen Center’s Being With Dying Program and has taught as part of the core teaching staff for the Urban Zen Integrative Therapy training program. She brings to her teaching a deep respect for the healing and calming effects of yoga. Her classes are engaging and fun, focusing the flow of the breath, steady movement and the feeling of completeness and insight that can be cultivated through a consistent practice. Mary has authored three cookbooks and is the co-author of What Are You Hungry For? Women, Food and Spirituality (St. Martins).
Ready to study Ashtanga with Mary right away? We just added these classes to the site so you can practice with her today:
- Spacious & Intelligent Twists – Working from the base up and then back down again, we use the rhythm of the breath and movement along the central axis of the body to bring a sense of spaciousness and intelligence into twists.
- Energizing the Legs – Why is it important to wake up the legs? In this class we have a brief discussion of the why and how to energize the legs followed by a quick practice to feel grounded and energized through feet and legs that are toned and awake.
- Complimentary Oppositions & Patterns in Postures – Joining together complimentary oppositions and patterns of movement in standing, seated and finishing postures for a fluid and balanced practice.
- Balance & Rigor – A balanced and rigorous practice building from details of safe and comfortable surya namaskara A and B.
- Forward Fold Tutorial – Sometimes forward folds can be confusing or challenging. In this short tutorial, we look at how pelvis, legs and low back interface for comfortable forward folds.
- Reduce Neck and Shoulder Strain – Sometimes tension, stress and habitually straining in front of a computer can give us a kink or two in the neck. A sequence of movements that can comfortably relax neck and shoulder muscles to help reduce strain.
Please join us in welcoming Mary Taylor to the YogaGlo family!