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Mary Wolters

Location: Champaign-Urbana, Chicago Studio(s): All Levels Living Yoga Center Green Yoga Spa Moksha Yoga

Merry has been practicing yoga since 1997 and teaching since 2001. She has studied with master yoga teachers from around the world since 2001. She has been most inspired by prana vinyasa flow teacher trainings with master yoga teacher Shiva Rea. Mary completed her Yoga Alliance Certification through Moksha Yoga School in 2007. Committed to the process of learning, she believes that we are all students of what our life has to teach us. Sharing knowledge of yoga’s 5,000 year old tradition gives her great joy. She loves to incorporate the knowledge of the past (asanas, meditation, bandhas, mantra and mudras) with what is relevant in the here and now.

In January of 2009, Merry partnered with Nelson Beck, reflexologist, to create Green Yoga Spa, where she works with individuals, administrating massage treatments and yoga therapy. Merry is also a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), studying a wide range of massage modalities. In July, 2011 she completed a training in Ashiatsu Deep Tissue Massage Therapy, which is a unique type of massage therapy delivered by the therapists feet, standing on the massage table. In addition, Merry is an accredited Thai Yoga Massage Therapist, since 2005. “Lazy Man’s Yoga” is a form of therapeutic massage that combines gentle stretching, acupressure, and breath work in one beautiful and meditative experience. She teaches Thai Yoga Massage regularly.

Most recently, Merry has been enthralled with the “psychological yoga” of Non-Violent Communication (NVC). Her experience with the practice has gifted her yet another form of subtle healing. She has noticed an increase in awareness with the compassionate listening skills that are developed through NVC. Merry holds a weekly practice group at Green Yoga Spa and loves sharing the 4 steps of Non-Violent Communication with others in workshops.