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

Events: Immersions, Retreats, Festivals, Trainings

June 30-July 1st,        July 28-29,        August 18-19,       Sept 8-9

  100-Hour Mother Mary Restorative Teacher Training ~ Pure Yoga East

  4 Levels of 25-Hour Modules from Saturday - Sunday, 9AM-6PM

Aug 10-12 ~ New York AcroFest ~ Chelsea Piers, NYC

      ~ Teaching Sunday 8/12 morning “AcroYoga FUNdamentals”

         Use code MARY10 for $10 off your ticket at online checkout

Sept 14-16 ~ Wagging Tail Yoga Fall Foliage Retreat ~ Bethel, Catskills, NY

       ~ with Ora Ramat, Wagging Tail Yoga Center co-host + co-teacher

Sept 22-23 ~ 25-Hour Yoga Nidra Teacher Training, Pure East, NYC

Oct 5-7 ~ Divine Play AcroYoga Festival ~ Portland Convention Center, OR

      ~ teaching Saturday 10/6, 4:15-6:15 “Consensuality Flow” and

        Friday day-long intensive “AcroYoga 101: Setting Up for Success”

        Use code MARYPLAY10 for 10% discount at checkout (limited supply)

January 5-12, 2019 ~ reSOULutions retreat #5 ~ tropical Yoga adventure

    ~ with Juan Gamboa, Esco Wilson & SOUL Squad ~ save the date!

May 24-27, 2019 ~ AcroYoga Lunar Immersion ~ Memorial Day Weekend, NYC

    ~ with Katie Capano; 4-days, 30-hours Thai & Therapeutic Fly!

Weekly Classes in New York City:

Pure Yoga New York Weekly Yoga:

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

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

    Monday: 12:30-1:30 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: 12:15-1:30 Flow & Restore L1


Om Factory Weekly AcroYoga:

    Friday: 7:30-9:15PM AcroYoga Flow L1-3 (Open Level) - Fashion District

     ~ 265 West 37th Street (8th Ave), 17th Floor, NY NY 10018

*1st Fri/Month 9:30-11:30PM AcroYoga JAM/Bodyworks & Dessert

Private Sessions by Appointment:

Thai * Restorative * Yoga Nidra * 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, festivals, Immersions, and private clients. She has a balance of joyful specialties, including Vinyasa, Restorative, Hatha, Meditation, Nidra, AcroYoga, Thai Bodywork and Slackline Yoga.

Mary teaches weekly at Pure Yoga and Om Factory studios in New York, plus 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 senior 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.