Welcome, adventurer in yoga!  Below is my current schedule.  To receive my monthly ENews with updated offerings, click ENewletters above, and choose Subscribe.  You may also visit my Facebook Page: Mary Aranas Yoga.  Photo credit: Wari Om; base: Adam Rinder

Workshops, Retreats, Festivals, Trainings

June 9-11 Spring Giddiness Weekend Retreat ~ Wagging Tail Farm

   & Yoga Retreat Center, with Ora Ramat & Friends, Catskills, NY

June 22-25 Wanderlust Stratton Music & Yoga Festival,

   Stratton Mountain VT ~ Lead Assist AcroYoga, Kadri Kurgun/Lauren Clausen

July 6-9 ZoukNPlayFestival ~ Atlantic City, New Jersey

    AcroYoga Friday night & Saturday morning, Thai Bodywork Sat eve

August 11-13 ~ 6th Annual New York AcroFest, Chelsea Piers, NY

100 Hour Mother Mary Restorative Teacher Training ~ Pure Yoga East

    4 Levels of 25-Hour Modules for CEU’s or for 100-Hour Advanced Training

    *Each Level includes 30 days’ membership at Pure Yoga New York

    July 14-16 ~ Level 1 ~ Restorative Basics ~ Teach confidently for a year

    July 24-30 ~ Level 2 ~ Restorative Intermediate ~ Widen your scope

    August 18-20 ~ Level 3 ~ Nidra + Thai Touch

    September 15-17 Level 4 ~ Restorative Trance Yoga

Sept 22-24 Fall Foliage Yoga Weekend Retreat ~ Wagging Tail Yoga Center

   with Ora Ramat & Friends, Bethel, Swan Lake, Catskills, NY

Oct 6-8 Divine Play AcroYoga Festival ~ Portland, OR.  Teaching ~

    Malinda Wheel with Linda Mittel, Thai Massage Ninjas with Bassam Kubba

Oct 20-23 AcroYoga Elemental Immersion ~ Perth, Australia

    30 Hours, YACEP; fulfills an AcroYoga Teacher Training requirement

Oct 27-30 AcroYoga Elemental Immersion ~ Brisbane, Australia

    30 Hours, YACEP; fulfills an AcroYoga Teacher Training requirement

Dec 9 Holiday Restorative Treat ~ 2-4PM Pure East, 203 E.86 St.

Weekly Classes in New York City:

Pure Yoga New York Weekly Yoga Classes:

Pure Yoga Eastside - 203 E.86th St. (3rd Ave)

    Monday: 10:30-12:00 Slow Flow Meditation

    Monday: 1:15-2:00 Yoga Nidra Meditation

    Tuesday: 12:30-1:30 Restorative

    Thursday: 12:30-1:30 Restorative

Pure Yoga Westside - 204 W.77th St. (Amsterdam Ave)

    Friday: 11:30-12:30 Restorative

Om Factory Weekly AcroYoga Classes:

    Friday: 7:30-9:15PM AcroYoga Flow Open Level - Fashion District

        ~ 265 West 37th Street (8th Ave), 17th Floor

    *1st Friday/Month 9:30-11:30PM AcroYoga JAM - Fashion District

Private Sessions by Appointment:

Thai Yoga * Restorative Yoga * Meditation * AcroYoga * ISHTA Yoga


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    Yoga, from the Sanskrit root “yuj” means yoke, to unify. Its ultimate goal is reuniting us with who we truly are. The path may be surprising and unpredictable, but always exciting, if we see it and acknowledge it as such, if we follow it with courage, curiosity, and a smidgeon of faith both in ourselves and in the Source that calls to us.

    “ISHTA” means individual in Sanskrit. I honor each individual’s path, using all the tools that all the Gurus have given us over these 6,000 years and more, from every lineage I’ve had the fortune to encounter and continue to encounter.

    Yes, this encompasses asana and pranayama. Also mantra and other use of nada, the yoga of sound, and bhakti, devotional yoga. It includes yantra and chakras, tantra and ayurveda, yamas and niyamas.

    Yes, it pulls on Pilates core work, functional strength training, yin yoga stretch and Iyengar alignment principles.

     Yes, it draws on kriya purifications, soothing Restorative yoga, and meditation from many traditions. It is informed by the metta, lovingkindness, of Thai Yoga bodywork, and the confidence and power of AcroYoga.

    Whew, yes. Yet there is no rush or hurry. No timeline except to never cease evolving. “Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” ~ Lao Tzu

    Wherever we are on the mountainside, the view is glorious and forever changing.  As for the pinnacle, where we shall see when we arrive the panoramic view of all the trails we have trod laid out as a map before us, and laugh quietly at how long it took us and what adventures we had ... well, why hurry? Why be in a rush to cease the journey? We are all bound to reach it. Meet you at the sweet scenic sites on our way!

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Mary Aranas is 500-hour E-RYT in the ISHTA tradition (Integrated Science of Hatha, Tantra and Ayurveda). Coming from a theater arts background, Mary was 500-hour certified by ISHTA YogiRaj Alan Finger and has taught Yoga full-time since 2002 in yoga studios, health clubs, retreats, corporate classes, teacher trainings, and privately. She has a balance of joyful specialties, including Vinyasa, Restorative, Hatha, Meditation, AcroYoga, Thai Bodywork and Slackline Yoga.

Mary teaches weekly at Pure Yoga and Om Factory studios in New York, workshops, retreats, immersions, and private clientele, in Yoga, Thai Yoga, Restorative, Meditation, and AcroYoga, per each client’s “ishta” or individual needs. Mary lives in New York City with her actor husband Raul and their creatively wondrous son Raphael, currently a psych junior at Purchase College.

Respect and gratitude: ISHTA YogiRaj Alan Finger, and teachers Rachel Zinman, Beverley Murphy, Jean Koerner. AcroYoga International teachers Jason Nemer, Jenny Sauer-Klein, Lux. Thai Yoga guru Jenn Yarro. Restorative teachers Rita Comiskey, Jillian Pransky. YogaSlackers Jason & Chelsey Magness, Adi Carter, Dan Norgard, Sam Salwei, & my Slacker family. All my students at every session, so patient about my challenges with name remembering! And mamas ~ Mom, Louise, Judy, Betsy, Lisa, and my beloved women yogi mentor friends.