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 currently co-directs the Yoga For Life Master Immersion into The Yoga Tradition Program. Mary is a national and international presenter as well. With a depth of knowledge in the energetics of tantra hatha (part of her Para Yoga lineage) along with biomechanical principals of alignment, Mary offers students a supreme way to practice. Practicing since 1995 and teaching since 1997, her teaching includes all the elements of a meaningful and balanced practice: attention to detail (alignment), awareness of breath (pranayama), connection with divine source (bhavana), intelligent sequencing (vinyasa krama), as well as, Ayurveda, visualization, meditation, mantra and more. Mary is dedicated to creating sacred space where by practicing these techniques, our essential and best self can unfold and flourish.