Ashtanga


This class is taught by:

Mary Sue Hayward


I am a yoga teacher who works with students seeking a gentle approach to movement and yoga postures. I discovered yoga in mid-life and understand what it is like to be a beginner. With a Master’s degree in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from SMU, 200-hour and 500-hour registered yoga teacher certifications, and a HeavyWeight Yoga certification, I work with new or returning students, students with physical limitations, overweight students, and even experienced yoga practitioners. My classes focus on making yoga accessible no matter what challenge you experience. I emphasize safe alignment and gentle transitions between poses. In addition to yoga, I’m an enthusiastic walker. You might see me at White Rock Lake walking and doing yoga to support walking fitness. In my career ‘past life’ I was a geologist, a training and development specialist for scientists, and a learning disabilities diagnostician for children.
A challenging and vigorous 90 minute class incorporating both flowing and held postures. This class is great for the athletic type who hasn't done yoga before or for those with some yoga experience. There are options to modify postures or adjust the level of activity for those with injuries or new practitioners. Ashtanga systematically works the entire body, increasing strength, flexibility and balance. The sequence of poses are practiced every time, which allows the participant to learn the sequence then they can focus on the breath, locks and gaze.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sat Oct 21 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Mary Sue Hayward
  • Sat Oct 28 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Mary Sue Hayward
  • Sat Nov 04 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Mary Sue Hayward
  • Sat Nov 11 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Mary Sue Hayward
  • Sat Nov 18 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Mary Sue Hayward
  • Sat Nov 25 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Mary Sue Hayward
  • Sat Dec 02 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Mary Sue Hayward
  • Sat Dec 09 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Mary Sue Hayward
  • Sat Dec 16 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Mary Sue Hayward
  • Sat Dec 23 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Mary Sue Hayward
  • Sat Dec 30 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Mary Sue Hayward
  • Sat Jan 06 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Mary Sue Hayward
  • Sat Jan 13 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Mary Sue Hayward
  • Sat Jan 20 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Mary Sue Hayward
  • Sat Jan 27 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Mary Sue Hayward
  • Sat Feb 03 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Mary Sue Hayward
  • Sat Feb 10 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Mary Sue Hayward
  • Sat Feb 17 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Mary Sue Hayward