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:
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Holiday Restorative Treat
  • Dip into the nectar of a guided restorative journey with Mary. Let her balance your chakras just in time for the holidays. Float in Restorative yoga poses draped over bolsters and blankets. Mary and her angelic team ease you into trance bliss using soft music, select aromatherapy, loving touch, and Mary’s visualization meditations, to quiet, center, and nourish your system for the festive season. All levels welcome.

    ABOUT MARY ARANAS

    Mary Aranas is 500-hour E-RYT and has taught yoga full-time since 2002. Mary has led Restorative trainings nationally for YogaFit®, and locally at Pure Yoga and Om Factory New York. Mary draws from her background in ISHTA Yoga (Integrated Science of Hatha, Tantra and Ayurveda), Thai Yoga, Nada Yoga (yoga of sound), Reiki, Yoga Nidra, Healing Prayer, and the arts to create her signature Mother Mary Restorative Trance Yoga, that tunes all seven chakras. Perfect for seasoned yogis, brand new yogis, and all those recovering from injury or stress of any kind.

    PRICING

    Members | $50

    Non Members | $55

    Price includes a takeaway gift for every guest.

    Mary will donate 10% to Food Bank for NYC from this event