Photo: Wanda Koch
Mara Healy (ERYT-500) (Marayogini/Phuntsok Deki) is a celebrated yogini and practitioner of mysticism, dedicated to the spiritual tradition of Free Yogis of the Himalayas. Mara has been exposed to a wide variety of yoga systems and schools, but has delved primarily into studying Universal Yoga with its creator, Andrey Lappa and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga with Manju Jois, eldest son of the late Sri K. Pattabhi Jois.
Mara has spent over a decade studying the Universal Yoga System, and works as Andriey Lappa’s North American assistant. She is one of very few yoginis in North America formally authorized to lead Universal Yoga workshops and trainings. Through her studies and personal practices, she has found her voice as a householder dedicated to weaving together normal family life with the yoga practices of the Vajrayana (Tantric Buddhist) tradition. She is dedicated to bringing supple strength, powerful softness and practical proficiency to each person’s evolving relationship with yoga. Mara strives to create an atmosphere of scholarly learning, skillful practice and spiritual happiness for all those attending classes, workshops and trainings with her. Visit Mara’s website to learn more.