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Light and Shadow

Mary

Founder

Mindful Mentor & Wellness Advocate

Mary began her yoga journey in 2009 after completing a 200-hour, all styles YTT, at Ganesh College of Yoga. Shortly after, Mary studied at Newington Yoga Center, diving into Embodyoga and Mindful Yoga Therapy for Veterans. She went on to complete an additional 200-hour Yoga Alliance Certification at Be.Yoga, in 2022, as well as a certificate for Trauma Informed Yoga at WHY. Mary holds an AromaTouch Technique Certification with doTERRA and has recently be dabbling in Yogic Nutrition. Continuing education is a foundation of who Mary is. It is important to be open-minded and always learning. This allows her to be a valuable resource for her clients. 

​Finding a passion for giving back, Mary teaches children's programs at several schools throughout CT. She loves how all her students, of all ages and abilities, bring their own energies to the practice, creating a space of acceptance and good energy to the universe. "We should embrace our qualities and differences and share them with the world. Be kind to one another."

​In addition to yoga, Mary is a Wellness Advocate with doTERRA. She assists in educating her clients with healthy options and alternatives to pharmaceuticals. Giving them the freedom to make choices for themselves and their families. To find out more, visit: my.doterra.com/mindfulwithmary  ​

 

In her spare time, Mary enjoys spending time with family, especially her son Ryan. She loves traveling, being outdoors, reading a good book and writing. She has a love for trying new foods and cooking. Mary finds enjoyment in meeting new people and building community. She believes a smile can change everything. 

Ryan

Co-Founder & Creative Developer

Ryan has been practicing yoga with his mom since he was a baby. Ryan is described as an old soul and a natural empath. At just 12 years old, Ryan is Mindful Movements, Co-Founder and Creative Developer.

 

He brings the knowledge and light-hearted, playful innocence of a child to the practice. He hopes to one day teach his own classes so that he too can bring joy and laughter to kids and adults young at heart.    ​

In addition to yoga, Ryan enjoys spending time at the dojo practicing Sho Biyn Ju Karate and Taekwondo.​ Ryan has a passion for building computers, basketball, reading, a fond love of animals, chamomile tea and loves spending time with his family. 

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