Mary St. Onge Des Moines
After 25 years in Corporate America, I attended a yoga class in an effort to reduce job related stress From the first class, I felt like I was “home”. The classes not only reduced my stress level, but also changed how I breathed and provided a window in which to view how I was living my life and how I could live it more mindfully and healthfully. I knew that I wanted to share what I was experiencing through the study of yoga.
I received yoga teacher certification in Colorado in 2004. After teaching there for a year, I moved to Des Moines and began teaching at Fitness by Design in the fall/winter months and my Minnesota studio, Twin Pines Yoga in the summer. I studied therapeutic yoga at White Lotus Foundation in Santa Barbara in 2007 and received my 500 hour yoga teacher and 300 hour yoga therapy certification from Ananda Seva in Santa Rosa, CA in 2009. My teaching style is healing and nurturing and the Yin Yoga practice informed by Paul Grilley and Sarah Powers allows for a contemplative, surrendering practice designed to release connective tissue and support joints, energy channels, immune system and emotional well-being.