Mary Barnes

Mary Barnes


Originally from Minneapolis, MN (has called Manhattan home since 1987!)


Having extensively studied and practiced Anusara Yoga for many years, Mary’s classes are both heartfelt and alignment oriented.  She seeks to teach students how to balance the hard and the soft in order to become stronger and more resilient, both on and off the yoga mat.


Prenatal, Baby & Me, Momma Core


24 Years, Pre and Post-Natal Yoga


John Friend


Marketing positions on Wall Street and a large NYC law firm. I became certified in Fitness and Yoga, and taught part-time while I held my other corporate positions. I finally got up the nerve to leave my desk job and I started teaching full time in 1992. The next year my first son was born, and I began to create my Yoga For Two Prenatal and Postpartum program. 

Mary Barnes instructs the following:
  • Prenatal
  • Learn how to safely strengthen your abdominals to maintain postural integrity during pregnancy and labor.

  • Baby & Me
  • (For parents and babies, 6 weeks until crawling too much to do yoga!)

    This multi-level postpartum yoga flow class is specifically designed to reawaken and strengthen a woman's postpartum body---with an emphasis on their core--- after giving birth, while they practice yoga with their baby. Dads are welcome to attend class too and join in the flow! Baby yoga and songs are included. This class helps moms and dads regain physical, mental and emotional strength during the early months of motherhood while they meet other new moms and babies.

     (Please note: At Pure Yoga East you can call the front desk when you arrive to ask them to send the elevator to Street Level if you have a stroller: 212-360-1888.)

  • Babies-on-the-Go & Me Yoga
  • Using our popular Baby & Me Yoga format created by Mary Barnes, parents of active crawlers/walkers up to age 2, are invited to enjoy a flowing yoga practice while their babies play. Bring lots of toys to share. Baby Yoga and songs are included after parents yoga!