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: Workshops, Retreats, Trainings, Immersions


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

4 Levels, 25-Hour Weekend Modules, 9AM-6PM, January - April, 2019

     Level 1: January 26 & 27 Basics           

      Level 2:  February 23 & 24 Intermediate

      Level 3:  March 30 & 31 Thai & Nidra in Restorative

      Level 4:  April 27 & 28 Thai, Nidra & Integration


May 11, 2019 ~ Mother’s Day Restorative ~ 3-5PM, Pure Yoga East, NYC

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

    ~ w/Katie Capano; 30 hours YACEP Thai & Therapeutic Fly, Pure Yoga West

June 7-9, 2019 ~ Wagging Tail Yoga Spring Retreat ~ Bethel, NY

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

June 29-30, 2019 ~ 25-Hour Yoga Nidra Teacher Training, Pure Yoga, NYC

Aug 9-11, 2019 ~ New York AcroFest, Chelsea Piers, NYC

    ~ teaching Thai Massage “Body Tour” with Laura Ziegler from CO

Sept 13-15, 2019 ~ Wagging Tail Yoga Fall Retreat ~ Bethel, NY

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

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


Cosmic Fit Club Weekly AcroYoga Therapeutics - Court Square, L.I.C.

    Friday: 6PM-7:30 Cosmic Thai & Fly (All Level) - Cosmic Fit Club, LIC

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.