Mary Pratt

Mary Pratt, E200-500RYT

Mary initially found yoga to balance out her long runs.  As she practiced, she started to notice the mindful impact yoga brought into her life. The impact of her practice was so great that it led Mary to a training.  Yoga has inspired Mary to embrace her journey and live authentically.

Mary teaches a strong intentional class that embodies breath connection, healthy movement and space for individuals.  Mary started teaching primarily flow classes and has also embraced meditation, private clients, yin and restorative practices.  Strength, presence and nourishment are at the core of Mary’s teaching.

In addition to teaching Yoga, Mary is a Nutritional Therapist working with individuals and groups on their healing path.  Mary has recently moved to the area with her husband and three boys after spending 21 years as an Army spouse.

When Mary is not doing Yoga, she can be found creating healthy dishes in her kitchen, on a trail with her puppy dog, reading, hanging with the ‘fam’ or at the beach (any season).

Mary has been inspired by many teachers along the way, but two primary teachers are Stacy Dockins and Mary NurrieStearns.

First Class?
My first yoga class was a very gentle, slow class and I found it very challenging to be still and slow down.
Yoga’s Impact?
Yoga has impacted all areas of my life in endless ways and it keeps evolving.  My relationships are stronger, I am able to gain clarity easier, I crave and understand the necessity of stillness, I am connected to my physical body in a healthy way, and I am able listen and connect to my calm center.  It starts and ends with breath connection.
Favorite Asana?
I cannot fully answer this because it honestly changes everyday.
Favorite Book?
There are so many books that have impacted me – if you could see my bookshelf.  I will say that Pema Chodron really helped me have a better understanding of my mind and meditation and I am grateful for her teachings on that.  I am always reading and evolving in my practice.
Favorite Inspirational Quote?
“The best way to receive love is to offer it first”  A. Judith
Something others may not know about me?
I love deep meaningful conversation.