Mary Hammerstein

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During a time of personal challenges, I instinctually immersed myself in yoga. The practice helped me regain my health and reconnect with myself after a car accident left me bed-ridden for a year, and after ending an engagement two weeks prior to the wedding. Yoga helped me breathe my way home as I cared for my mother during her 4-year battle with uterine cancer. Teaching yoga provides me connections that have carried me across continents and through cities and towns all over the world. I received my 200-hour certification from the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. This gentle and compassionate style of yoga emphasizes meditation, physical healing and spiritual transformation that overflow into daily life. I returned to live at the Kripalu Center for a year in 2013 as a volunteer after a 14-year career teaching high school English in both the United States and overseas. The urge to learn about yoga at the source led me to India, where I studied and completed my 300-hour certification in Akhanda Yoga at Anand Prakash Yoga Ashram. The program further immersed me in a yoga as a holistic path to compassion, personal bliss and spiritual transformation. My deep connection to this…

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