Mary Noble has been a practitioner of yoga since 1991. Her first yoga teacher in San Francisco challenged her to see yoga as a work-in rather than a workout. That was a pivotal turning point. Since then, she has unrolled her yoga mat in 55 different countries including living and working for extended periods in Mali, Egypt, India, Thailand, and most recently the United Arab Emirates for the last two years. Mary has been fortunate to have studied with great teachers from many different yoga lineages all over the globe, and has completed three teacher training programs: Vajra Yoga with Jill Satterfield at Rocky Mountain Shambhala Center (2002); White Lotus Foundation in Santa Barbara, CA with Ganga White and Tracy Rich (2007); and with Melissa Cooley at Om Sweet Om in Talent, Oregon (2013).
Dharma: Mary draws inspiration from the teachings of Krishnamurti, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and Pema Chodron as well as the traditional Vedic and Yogic texts. Mary’s other inspirations are Ayurvedic teachings, Tibetan Buddhist meditation, the breathwork of Stanislav Grof, the poetry of David Whyte and Mary Oliver, and the travels of Ibn Battuta,
Mary is a teacher. Mary holds a Master’s Degree in education from the University of Michigan and has been teaching middle and high school humanities, health and world history for 25 years. As a yoga teacher, this means Mary is rooting for students to truly know the teachings through knowing themselves, their body and their mind through presence and acceptance.