Meet Mary


“Hi, I’m Mary – a yoga teacher, retreat leader and passionate world traveler. With an extensive training background in Eastern and Western approaches to yoga, my aim is to offer a practice accessible to everyone. I believe travel is an amazing tool for expanding consciousness, helping us find deeper connections with the world around us to live a more joyful, vibrant life that supports peace and unity for all.”

Life Butler Personal Yoga instructor

Mary’s career highlights:

The following information provides an overview as to some of Mary’s incredible achievements:

  • Yoga & Wellness Director of Nihi Sumba Island, named “Best Hotel in the World” by Travel+Leisure in 2016 & 2017

  • Offered Yoga Retreats and Trainings across the globe including Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand, Nicaragua, Mexico and El Salvador

  • Head Yoga Teacher at one of the top Yoga & Meditation Retreat Centers in Southeast Asia, offering over 40 group retreats

  • Hosting Group Service Trips to Kenya with the Africa Yoga Project

  • Launched a leggings line to raise money and awareness of the Sumba Foundation inspired by local Ikat textiles

  • ntroduced a Yoga & Mindfulness program to youth in a village of India

  • Created Mentorship Program in collaboration with Yoga Trade to support new yoga teachers

  • Featured on trusted Yoga and Travel Sites including Yoga Journal, Yahoo! Travel, named Yoga & Wellness Editor for The Fit Traveller, and more

Specialises in:

  • Yoga & Meditation Teacher
  • Group Retreat Leader
  • Retreat Manager
  • Life Coach / Personal Mentor
  • Travel Planner
  • Writer
  • Social Media Manager/Blogger

Languages spoken:

  • English


  • PranaVinyasa School of Living Yoga – 300 Advanced Training Hours with globally renowned yoga teacher Shiva Rea
  • Yoga Medicine – Spine Dysfunction & Anatomy with Tiffany Cruikshank
  • Yandara Yoga Institute – 300 Hr Advanced Yoga Teacher Certification, Life Coach Certification
  • Corepower Vinyasa Yoga – 200-Hr Yoga Teacher Training, Extensions Course focused on specialized teaching (i.e. pre-natal, sequencing, children, hands-on adjustments)
  • Yoga Therapy (hatha, restorative & alignment based yoga, integrated approach to address physical, mental and emotional needs of students)
  • Y12SR (Yoga for 12-step Addiction Recovery) with founder, Nikki Myers
  • Tushita, Dharamsala, India – Buddhist Meditation Training


  • “I had the honor of employing Mary for over 15 months at the Hariharalaya Yoga and Meditation Retreat Center in rural Cambodia. Mary served as head yoga teacher on over 50 retreats, leading groups of up to 30 people. Mary’s dynamic, creative, awareness-based teaching style was thoroughly enjoyed by students of all ages and all levels. Her professional attitude, her positive approach and friendly demeanor always added to the team. In addition, Mary led workshops, yoga at the Temple tours and private yoga lessons, where she designed over 100 individualized personal practices for her students. Yoga and conscious living is clearly a passion for Mary, not a job, and she demonstrated that over her 15 months at the center. She is a great leader and a team player. In addition, she lives what she teaches. Mary is always learning and growing, and she shares this joy and inspiration for life with all of her students.”

    Mary – Testimonial #3
  • “Mary is a pure pleasure to work with. She is creative, compassionate, and has an amazing work ethic. Mary radiates with authenticity and her passion for living yoga shines through in all that she does. Mary’s devotion to the international yoga community is truly inspiring and heartfelt. She is a positive change maker and a natural light in the world of modern yoga.”

    Mary – Testimonial #2
  • “Mary was hired as the head yoga teacher during my three-year spell as the General Manager. She did an excellent job and played a pivotal role in leading the retreats. When I moved, my first move was to bring Mary on-board to head up our yoga and wellness program. Once again she has excelled in this new position.”

    Mary – Testimonial #1

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