Yoga at River of Life
There are many wonderful benefits you can achieve through yoga practice.
Through yoga your body will become toned, flexible, and strong. You'll experience improved respiration, energy, and vitality, all which can help to improve your athletic performance. Yoga can help you maintain a balanced metabolism and improve your cardio and circulatory health. It can also help to relieve pain!
Yoga practice is a great way to help you learn relaxation and to manage stress. It can teach you how to quiet your mind in order to help you focus your energy where you want it to go - into a difficult yoga pose, on the tennis court or golf course, or in the office.
Yoga builds awareness of your body, your feelings, the world around you, the needs of others.
See the fitness calendar for up-to-date times for Yoga Classes!
Mary Duffy, M.Ed., RYT, has been teaching yoga for over eight years. She received her 200 hour credential from Spanda Yoga in Princeton, NJ, an affiliate of the Himalayan Institute of Yoga Science and Philosophy, where she is currently completing her 500 hour certification. Mary’s teaching style combines hatha yoga with flowing movement, drawing from her studies at Temple University where she received a Master’s in Dance Education. She also teaches prenatal and mom and baby yoga at Abington Hospital. Mary’s peaceful nature and love for sharing the wisdom of the path of yoga have given her a devoted following at River of Life.
Cari has been following her yoga path for 15+ years. She obtained her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification, led by David Newman and Yoga on Main in Manayunk, in 2005. In 2008, she completed a 100-hour Prenatal Yoga teacher certification. In 2009, she completed a 500-hour Advanced Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy Teacher Training Program, and in 2010 completed a 100-hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training program. Cari is also certified in Thai Yoga Massage. In addition, she's participated in many workshops on meditation, yoga structural therapy, etc.
Last August, Cari went back to work full time at the Wissahickon Watershed just down the road from River of Life, and continue to teach between 4-6 classes a week, including at River of Life.