Mary had a traditional introduction to yoga growing up in India but did not really embrace it until she relocated to the UAE and the nerves of a new life found solace in the practice. Feeling nurtured and self-sufficient in the company of strangers while on a retreat in India, Mary decided to become a yoga instructor to pay forward what she had felt.
She attained her foundational 200-hour training in Dubai under Diana Azavedo, a second-generation yogi with an in-depth knowledge on Patanjali’s philosophy, and another 100 hours in London under the phenomenal Jason Crandell, who Mary will be pursuing around the world to learn more.
As a yoga instructor, her aim is to teach in an environment that is welcoming and non-competitive. Her Vinyasa-based flows are structured as a monthly curriculum for overall mobility and strength. She stresses on the practice of mindfulness for relief from the stimulant-driven lives we live today.
When not on the mat, Mary is a business journalist who like others gets caught up being ‘busy’. She understands the need to find a space to align the mind with the body and feel empowered – this is the essence of yoga – and she hopes to share this with as many people as she can.