BE A BETTER YOU!
I’m Mary and I’ve been teaching in the fitness industry for 21 years. I started working at Loughborough University in 1999 as a strength and conditioning coach training elite athletes, students and community members, designing strength and conditioning programmes. I’ve taught yoga to elite sporting groups such as England Rugby and British Swimming but in the last 12 years I’ve moved more specifically down the holistic path to teach pilates and specialise in teaching yoga.
I qualified with the British School of Yoga in 2004 and in 2008 gained a teaching diploma with the British Wheel of Yoga. My style of yoga follows the person centred approach as taught by my teacher and mentor Lina Mookerjie. More recently I’ve been specialising in pregnancy yoga and am now fully qualified with the British Wheel of Yoga after training with Judy Cameron, a midwife, trainer and fellow Yogini.
I currently teach classes in and around the Nottinghamshire area and at Loughborough University. I also teach in corporate establishments and at schools for students and teachers, run workshops, retreats abroad and offer one to one sessions in Yoga and Pilates.
One of my favourite quotes in life is:
“Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.” (Bhuddha)
Prenatal Yoga Instructor
Level 3 Personal Training (REPS)
Pilates isn’t just a series of exercises, it’s a conceptual approach to movement. It involves movements and exercises that help strengthen the deep inner core muscles of your transverse abdominals and the deep multifidus muscles of your back through slow controlled movements
Yoga is a practical philosophy involving every aspect of our being. It teaches us both self discipline and self awareness. On a physical level it gives us relief from illness. The postures strengthen and stretch the body and create a feeling of well being that concentration. Spiritually, yoga introduces inner awareness and gives us the gift of being still. The whole path of yoga is a journey of inner peace and ultimately enlightenment (Nirvana).
“The emotional, spiritual and physical aspects of pregnancy are vitally important and should not be neglected. The potential for self empowerment, change, healing and transformation which is so great during these months, needs to be positively enhanced and encouraged” (Janet Balaskas-Preparing for Birth with Yoga)