Mary Aranas

Mary Aranas


HOMETOWN

Taipei, Taiwan (raised in Toronto and Ottawa, Canada)

PHILOSOPHY

Mary embraces yoga as a perfect blend of athleticism, creativity and spirituality. She encourages her students to find their joyful edge of inner and outer strength, beauty and expression.

CLASSES AT PURE

Slow Flow Meditation, Yoga Nidra, Restorative

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

E-RYT 500. Practice since 1996 Teach since 2002. Certified: ISHTA, AcroYoga, YogaSlackers, Thai Yoga, C-IAYT Yoga Therapist, Reiki 2nd Degree.

MENTORS

Yogiraj Alan Finger

BEFORE YOGA

Actress in regional and off-Broadway theater



Mary Aranas instructs the following:
  • Level 2 | 100 Hour Restorative Training | Intermediate
  • These four modules of 25-hour Teacher Trainings may be taken individually or together to complete a 100-hour Training Certification.

    In this 100-hour total Restorative Teacher Training, Yoga students and teachers alike have the opportunity to deepen their understanding of Yoga, of themselves, of the mind-body healing connection, and specifically of how Restorative Yoga is both a science and an art to support deep inner healing at a physiological and emotional and spiritual level.

    All Four Levels Curriculum Includes:

    • Practice teaching
    • Pose breakdowns
    • Restorative class
    • Body mechanics
    • Voice and energetics
    • Pranayama & Meditation
    • Sequencing
    • Tantra
    • Ayurveda
    • Teaching applications teaching for different settings, populations, and conditions, including grief, stress, trauma, insomnia, high/low blood pressure, asthma.

    Required Text

    Relax and Restore by Judith Laster

    Amazon link: http://amzn.to/2f74nJ4 

    *Required and recommended reading lists will be emailed to trainees upon registration.

    *Students are advised to register early to receive Mother Mary’s Training Manual, with its required and recommended readings, and to take advantage of each module’s complimentary Pure membership and experience Restorative classes.

    * Students are encouraged to take photos or videos of class poses and propping variations, in addition to the provided Mother Mary Restorative Teacher Training Manual and the class handouts.

    Level 2 | 25-hour Restorative Intermediate

    Restorative Intermediate offers a second level of more challenging, intermediate Restorative poses, both more challenging for the teacher to teach and for the students to do. These will add a second set of postures to choose from for a greater range of variety in what you can offer, and a deeper understanding of how the postures reach into and affect the body, physically and energetically. This level builds on Level 1 and more than triples the Restorative vocabulary / repertoire from Level 1. Individual Doshas (Ayurveda) and theming variations are explored in Level 2.

    SCHEDULE

    July 28th - July 30th

    **Friday | 6pm - 9pm

    Saturday | 9am - 6pm

    Sunday | 9am - 6pm

    *In lieu of classroom session, Friday 6-9pm is Homework time to write up a Restorative class you’ve attended (live or recorded) AND practice teach it or ANY part of it to yourself or to a friend. Bring in your Homework print-out AND also email it to Mary by Saturday of the training weekend.

    Upon registration, students will receive a sample weekly Restorative class schedule at Pure. Students may activate their complimentary 30-day Pure membership as soon as they are paid and registered for the Training.

    PRICING

    Pure Members | $375
    Non Members | $400
    Pure Yoga 200-hour graduates | $350

    100 Hour TT Bundle Pricing

    Members | $1250
    Non Members | $1500
    Pure 200 Hour Grads | $1100

    *Graduates will receive certificates of completion for the 100-hour Training (and for each module, upon request)

    * Each Level includes one month complimentary Pure Membership for trainees to attend Restorative classes and (with teachers’ permissions) observe classes.

    To register please email angela.leigh@pureyoga.com 


  • Restorative (Open)
  • Restorative yoga is a deeply relaxing way of practicing yoga. Given props, the student achieves poses without much muscular strength, facilitating deep release in the connective tissue and calming the nervous system. Teachers may offer a meditative focus

  • Meditation: Yoga Nidra
  • Yoga Nidra (Psychic sleeping) – Yoga Nidra is the art of conscious relaxation. It is a powerful practice where the body and mind are liberated from their tensions and anxiety. One learns how to put the body into sleep while the mind remains fully awake. The brain wave drops into the theta state where deep levels of healing takes place on the emotional, mental, and physical planes.

  • Slow Flow Meditation (1)
  • Take it slow with this gentle, but deep approach to Vinyasa yoga. This practice links poses to breath to reveal body awareness, inner strength, and easeful opening. The later part of class includes a guided meditation for the ultimate yoga experience.

  • Level 3 | 100 Hour Restorative Training | Thai Touch
  • These four modules of 25-hour Teacher Trainings may be taken individually or together to complete a 100-hour Training Certification.

    In this 100-hour total Restorative Teacher Training, Yoga students and teachers alike have the opportunity to deepen their understanding of Yoga, of themselves, of the mind-body healing connection, and specifically of how Restorative Yoga is both a science and an art to support deep inner healing at a physiological and emotional and spiritual level.

    All Four Levels Curriculum Includes:

    • Practice teaching
    • Pose breakdowns
    • Restorative class
    • Body mechanics
    • Voice and energetics
    • Pranayama & Meditation
    • Sequencing
    • Tantra
    • Ayurveda
    • Teaching applications teaching for different settings, populations, and conditions, including grief, stress, trauma, insomnia, high/low blood pressure, asthma.

    Required Text

    Yoga Nidra by Swami Satyananda Saraswati

    Amazon link: http://amzn.to/2hkEnf3 

    *Required and recommended reading lists will be emailed to trainees upon registration.

    *Students are advised to register early to receive Mother Mary’s Training Manual, with its required and recommended readings, and to take advantage of each module’s complimentary Pure membership and experience Restorative classes.

    * Students are encouraged to take photos or videos of class poses and propping variations, in addition to the provided Mother Mary Restorative Teacher Training Manual and the class handouts.

    Level 3 | 25-hour Restorative Thai Touch

    Mother Mary Restorative Trance Yoga (MMRTY) emphasizes use of all five senses + the 6th: Imagination, in our Restorative poses, to deeply access the powerful realm between the conscious and unconscious layers of being. In Level 3, we enhance the Restorative Teacher's use of Touch as a tool for creating nurturance, and deepening the student’s sense of safety and readiness to experience their inner healing. Thai Yoga body mechanics and an Introduction to Thai Yoga bodywork sequences are explored, as well as refinement of Voice and Presentation, and an Introductory Yoga Nidra training.

    SCHEDULE

    August 18th - 20th 

    **Friday | 6pm - 9pm

    Saturday | 9am - 6pm

    Sunday | 9am - 6pm

    *In lieu of classroom session, Friday 6-9pm is Homework time to write up a Restorative class you’ve attended (live or recorded) AND practice teach it or ANY part of it to yourself or to a friend. Bring in your Homework print-out AND also email it to Mary by Saturday of the training weekend.

    Upon registration, students will receive a sample weekly Restorative class schedule at Pure. Students may activate their complimentary 30-day Pure membership as soon as they are paid and registered for the Training.

    PRICING

    Pure Members | $375
    Non Members | $400
    Pure Yoga 200-hour graduates | $350

    100 Hour TT Bundle Pricing

    Members | $1250
    Non Members | $1500
    Pure 200 Hour Grads | $1100

    *Graduates will receive certificates of completion for the 100-hour Training (and for each module, upon request)

    * Each Level includes one month complimentary Pure Membership for trainees to attend Restorative classes and (with teachers’ permissions) observe classes.

    To register please email angela.leigh@pureyoga.com