Born in Australia to an Egyptian mother and German father, Mary is a true global citizen.
Her passion for truth and connection has taken her across the globe seeking externally to find what's always been available internally. She was first introduced to yoga at her gym in Sydney when her beloved Body Pump class was cancelled, and replaced with yoga. Having kept it in her peripherals for a long time, she left class immediately transformed.
Upon moving to London in 2006, while working in a frenetic corporate environment, she balanced a heavy work load with weekly yoga classes, as it was imperative in dealing with her increasing anxiety. In 2011 she stepped away from the corporate environment, taking her initial 200 hour teacher training through Barbara Gordon and Monica Farrell in Dahab, Egypt; her mother's homeland. The country had an intense pull on her so she relocated there shortly after, teaching her unique style of classes to ex-pats, holidaymakers, Egyptian and Bedouin women, which she describes as an enlightening experience.
Returning to live once more in London in 2014 she went on to complete an 80 hour Pregnancy teacher training with Yogamama Ltd. Through yoga and mindfulness she found a safe space to reconnect with her body, mind and breath which felt expansive and liberating. It's this balance that has had a huge impact on her general well-being and its ability to help her navigate life's twist and turns that she is keen to share with you, on and off the mat. Her current group classes are a heartfelt fusion of dynamic Vinyasa, alignment focused Iyenger, pranayama and mindfulness techniques.
She continues to learn and grow; her recent quest to understand the unconscious mind on a deeper level, has brought her to the exploration and training in Yoga Nidra and Dream Yoga, through Uma Dinsmore Tuli, Ben Wollfe and Charlie Morley.