||Mary Wolters, LMT, CYT
Spa Owner and Manager
Licensed Massage Therapist
Certified Yoga Teacher
Mary has been practicing yoga since 1997 and teaching since 2001. She has studied with master yoga teachers from around the world. Mary has taken teacher trainings with various well known instructors since 2001 (such as Deb Lister, Daren Friesen, Gary Kraftsow of Vini-Yoga, Seane Corn, Natasha Rizopolous, Scott Blossom, Kino McGregor, and Lino Miele). She has been most inspired by several prana vinyasa flow teacher trainings with master yoga teacher Shiva Rea. Mary completed her Yoga Alliance Certification through Moksha Yoga School in 2007 and continues to take a regular pilgrimage. Committed to the process of learning, she believes that we are all students of what our life has to teach us. Sharing knowledge of yoga’s 5,000 year old tradition gives her great joy. She loves to incorporate the knowledge of the past (asanas, meditation, bandhas, mantra and mudras) with what is relevant in the here and now.
Mary is also a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist (NCTMB), studying a wide range of massage modalities. She carries a License to practice Massage Therapy in Illinois and California. She is an accredited Thai Yoga Massage Therapist. “Lazy Man’s Yoga”, as it is referred to in Thailand, is a form of partner yoga that combines gentle stretching, acupressure, and breath work in one beautiful and meditative experience. The effects of Thai Yoga Therapy include more energy and a deep sense of relaxation.
In May, 2009 Mary found the current location for Green Yoga Spa. One year later, she expanded the spa from one to four treatment rooms. In July, 2011 Mary was trained in Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy: the deepest, most luxurious massage on the planet, compliments of the feet. More recently she has found the flow not always on the yoga mat, but in balancing work time and relaxation time. Striving for a balance between effort and ease in life practice. If it is reaching out to teach group meditation, and or taking a walk in the woods, the real practice is being present and enjoying this present of life.