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YOGA

Minneapolis Teaching Schedule: 

  • Wednesdays 9:30am Big River Yoga
  • Thursdays 12pm Yess Yoga
  • Saturdays 11am Big River Yoga
  • Workshops – see below
  • Retreats to Bali & Grand Marais – go here

Mary Bue is a registered yoga teacher (e-RYT 500), an indie musician, and a teacher in the Viniyoga tradition,  a breath-centered, flowing practice that believes in adapting postures to fit the whole person (not forcing a person to fit into a posture!).  Mary received her certification at Whole Life Yoga in Seattle, WA by Tracy Weber, (student of Gary Kraftsow,  student of T.K.V. Desikachar) and her 300 hour from Yoga Center Retreat (formerly Yoga Center of Minneapolis). 

She has pursued continuing yoga education in prenatal yoga,  yoga for anxiety & depression,  pranayama, and 30 hour certification in Trauma-informed Yoga with Firefly Yoga International. Mary was a teaching assistant for Whole Life Yoga’s ten month long, 200 hour teacher training in 2010 and has also assisted in WLY’s “Yoga for Healthy Backs” Series.  She has her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with an emphasis on Transpersonal Psychology from the University of Minnesota – Duluth. Mary has also received volunteer training in sexual assault victim advocacy from PAVSA and domestic violence victim support from DAIP. She founded and ran Imbue Yoga Studio in S. Mpls for nearly 3 years (closing Jan. 2019). 

As a wanderer-luster and experience junkie,  she has worked in many types of jobs: as a clinical research assistant in a prison & hospital,  an AIDS prevention outreach worker on the streets and harm reduction work in needle exchanges, as well as many hundreds of hours as a server,  bartender and barista. 

In her life as a musician Mary has toured in 40+ states,  released 7 albums,  been awarded four artist grants, enjoyed three Artist in Residence awards, and has served on the board and steering committee of the Duluth Homegrown Music Festival.   

Mary is an avid runner (10 half marathons and two full marathons),  nature lover and vegan.  In her spare time, she enjoys cooking vegan food,  writing blogs, poetry and in journals,  painting cow portraits,  reading non-fiction and traveling. 

YOGA FOR RUNNERS WITH MARY BUE at YESS YOGA

Saturday, July 13th | 3-4:30 pm | $25 – 23 E 26th St, Minneapolis, MN

Invigorate your running routine with a practice designed to compliment, stretch out, and restore for all the long miles in store! This workshop will aim to stretch hamstrings, quads, and calves, open and balance hips, strengthen and stretch the low back, and build core stability. Expect a small amount of lecture, warm ups, slow vinyasa / mindful movement, longer stretches, and deep relaxation to close. Tools for injury prevention and a few simple self massage methods will also be presented. Run on! RESERVE YOUR SPOT

DEVELOPING A DAILY PRACTICE WITH MARY BUE at Yess Yoga

Saturday, July 27th | 3-5 pm | $35 – Yess Yoga 23 E 26th Street Minneapolis

A favorite teacher often would say during her teachings to tune into the “body of the day.”  Depending on all the days before,  the person we wake up to face is often times different from one morning to the next.  Perhaps our muscles are recovering from a rockin’ asana practice from the day before or experiencing / healing from injury.  Perhaps we stayed up too late,  or ate too much birthday cake,  or are feeling the blows of a break up,  job transition,  loss of some sort.  Or maybe we wake up feeling energized,  vibrant,  ready to go.  With so much change from day to day,  how can we cultivate a daily yoga practice to tend to our needs in the moment?

Yoga Sutra 1:14 says,  “Perfection in practice comes when one continues to practice with sincerity and respect for a long period of time without any interruption.”  While striving for perfection isn’t entirely what yoga sage Patanjali means here,  one could take this teaching to mean that we can perfect our practice routines … and by practicing with these three key things in mind,  our growth evolution on this earth moves towards our ideal self and higher selves.  Can we choose and allow time for daily practice,  over a long period of our time,  without interruption?  This is ultimate self care.

In this workshop we will explore different ways to tune into our “body of the day’s” needs using asana (postures),  pranayam (conscious breathwork),  meditation, mantra,  self reflection via journaling, and ritual.  These tools can help craft a sustainable practice as well as bring inspiration to a daily practice that might need a little tweaking.  Leave with an action plan for your daily routine and deep support to continue your journey. RESERVE YOUR SPOT