Yoga on Tour with Sugarland

The biggest lesson learned while teaching on the road

February 28, 2014    BY Mary Bruce

“The number one thing I learned about myself on the road—on tour—was that you can practice really anywhere,” says Mary Bruce of her five-plus years touring and teaching with Sugarland. She tells how the teacher she used to be—the “shavasana police” insisting on absolute silence—had to give way to a new kind of teacher/practitioner who, challenged by constant noise and far-from-ideal teaching conditions, discovered for herself and her Sugarland students a way of “slipping beneath surface sounds and finding a pristine place of peace within.”   

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Mary Bruce
Mary Bruce is a senior student of Rod Stryker’s and is Level II Para Yoga Certified. She is also a 500 hr. E-RYT Yoga Alliance teacher, and a Relax and Renew trainer under the mentorship of Judith Lasater. Mary directed the Yoga Teacher Training program at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts in Arizona from 2004-2008 and is now currently on faculty again teaching in their 300 hr. advanced program. She also co-directed the Yoga Teacher Training program at Practice Yoga in NYC in 2009 and... Read more>>