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Mary Ellen Taylor
Certified Yoga Teacher & Yoga Therapist, C-IAYT, YA-ERYT 500

Mary Ellen (Mare) is a yoga teacher (ERYT-500), yoga therapist (C-IAYT), master barre instructor, clinical hypnotist, and Reiki master level practitioner. Mare teaches a variety of classes that focus on integrating the body to the mind and spirit. As a yoga teacher, she is trained in the traditional teachings of T.K.V. Desikachar and Sivananda lineages. She brings love of pure yoga that embraces principles that calm the mind, release pain in the body, bring better rest and recovery, and a feeling of well-being. She helps students learn postures (asana), breath (pranayama), meditation, mudras, and mantra. She uses humor and her joy in teaching to make all practices safe, accessible, and affirming for her students. As a highly experienced barre teacher, Mare combines traditional barre exercises with flexibility, mobility, strength, balance, and breath. She challenges her students to stay present in their bodies, teaches modifications for all student's needs, and most importantly encourages self-love and acceptance. Mare's work as a yoga therapist includes advanced training in anatomy and physiology and the connection of the somatic body to the mind. Her students often hear her say "Movement makes us feel better". Most importantly, her mission is to bring peaceful community to her classes so her students can bring compassion and kindness into the world.

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