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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 - Court Square, L.I.C.

  *Friday: 6:30-7:30PM AcroYoga Basics *no partner needed

  *Friday: 7:30-8:30PM Thai Massage - All Levels *no partner needed

Workshops, Retreats, Trainings, Immersions


2020 100-Hour Mother Mary Restorative Teacher Training ~ Pure West, NY

4 Weekends, 4 Levels:  March 7 - April 19, 2020

      Level 1: Basics ~ March 7-8, 2020

      Level 2: Intermediate ~ March 21-22, 2020    

      Level 3: Thai & Nidra in Restorative ~ April 4-5, 2020

      Level 4: Thai, Nidra & Integration ~ April 18-19, 2020

May 2-3, 2020 ~ 25-Hour Yoga Nidra Teacher Training, Pure West, NYC

May 9, 2020 Mother’s Day Restorative ~ Pure Yoga East, NYC

May 22-25, 2020 ~ Therapeutic Lunar Immersion ~ Pure Yoga West, NYC

    ~ with Katie Capano: 30 YACEP hours Restorative Yoga, Thai, Fly

June 12-14, 2020 ~ Wagging Tail Yoga Retreat ~ Bethel, NY

     with Ora Ramat, retreat center owner, co-host, co-teacher

August 7-9, 2020 ~ New York AcroFest, NYC

Oct 17-18, 2020 ~ 25-Hour Yoga Nidra Teacher Training, Pure West, NYC

January 2021 ~ ReSOULutions Retreat #7 ~ TBD

Private Sessions by Appointment

Thai * Restorative * Yoga Nidra * Meditation * AcroYoga * ISHTA Yoga * Reiki


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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, Yoga Nidra, Reiki, AcroYoga, Thai Bodywork and Slackline Yoga.

Mary teaches weekly at Pure Yoga and Cosmic Fit Club 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 husband Raul and their son Raphael.

Respect and gratitude: ISHTA YogiRaj Alan Finger, and teachers Rachel Zinman, Beverley Murphy, Jean Koerner. AcroYoga International teachers Jason Nemer, Jenny Sauer-Klein, SeattleLux. Thai Yoga guru Jenn Yarro. Restorative teachers Rita Comiskey, Jillian Pransky. YogaSlackers Jason & Chelsey Magness, Adi Carter, Dan Norgard, Sam Salwei. All my students at every session, so patient about my challenges with names! Mamas ~ Mom, Louise, Judy, Betsy, Lisa ~ and my yogini sister tribe. My authors/spiritual teachers: C.S. Lewis, Paramahansa Yogananda, Marianne Williamson, Louise Hay, Neville Goddard, Regena Thomashauer, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Tosha Silver. Abraham-Hicks, Brené Brown. Om shanti shanti shanti.