Having practiced yoga since childhood, Mary has studied with Dr. Robert Peck in the late 1970s. In 1985, she completed her first 200 hour Teacher Training at The Kripalu Institute and taught yoga and meditation at Hippocrates Health Institute. She was fortunate enough to practice with Barbara Benagh, Pat Walden and Mr. Iyengar for many years. Mary has also studied Ashtanga Yoga with Beryl Bender, Mr. Vishwanaut of Banglalore India, Richard Freeman, Gayna Uransky, David and Sharron of Jivamukti in New York City. Mary also studied intensively with Barron Baptiste and attended his ten-day teacher intensive in Mexico.
Her style is flowing, spiritually uplifting and rooted in the fundamentals of proper alignment. Mary’s background is in Muscular Therapy (AMTA National Certified), Clinical Esthetics and Aromatherapy (CIDESCO – International Certification), Reiki and Holistic Health (The Hippocrates Health Institute and The Ann Wigmore Foundation). She is certified in Holistic Nutrition and Kripalu Danskinetics and Energy Work.
“I have always loved yoga and being in movement. Yoga frees us from the rut of our daily problems. It returns us to the right perspective. It places us in our heart center and allows the love that is innate and natural to move freely. Yoga is a very disciplined way to strengthen and develop comfort in the body.” — Mary Hart.
Mary created the Iron Crow Power Yoga Workout, which is available for purchase, out of her interest in melding breath and movement with a sacred energy-shifting process. She has taught hundreds of classes and each time she marvels in the practice’s ability to help her students access their energy and enthusiasm. Her adjustments help you to go deeper into a pose while her humor and spiritual guidance make each class both rigorous and fun. Click here for more information.
“Mary pushes me to go a little further each time we meet and because of that I am in the best physical shape of my life!”
–J.M., Beverly MA