Mary’s Story

posted by Mary Novas

I basically crawled into my first yoga class looking for a release of the stress that had built up inside of me due to my corporate job. Having previously been an athlete and gym-rat, I had never experienced the mind-body connection that yoga provided. I had always been high-strung and easily flustered and was able to sit with my own thoughts and be present for the first time in my life. It was transformative and I was instantly hooked.

A professor in college once told me that as long as the career I chose was one that allowed me to help others and also something I was passionate about, I would forever be professionally satisfied. I really took that to heart and decided to quit my job and begin to make yoga my career, somehow. I knew that if I just took the risk and didn’t look back, it would eventually pay off for me. I could have never imagined the reward that I got. Fast forward 7 years or so, I was given the honor and title of Lead Teacher Trainer at Inspire Yoga where I can now guide others to embark on a similar journey on their own. Even more, I landed into a community that the Universe knew I would need later during the hardest day of my life.

On 3/29/2014, while knee deep in the IYS 300 Advanced Yoga Training Program, my 4 year old daughter lost her foot in a lawnmower accident. Each module that I attended after that served as a counseling session for me, full of the most supportive and incredibly inspiring people I’ve ever known.

Without the healing ground that Inspire Yoga provided to me, I would have never had the courage to lead my daughter into a life of acceptance and ascension with confidence and grace.

I will be forever grateful to our community and my yoga practice for that.

Practice with Mary: Wednesdays 6pm & Fridays 9am, 4:30pm

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Mary's Story | Featured Yoga Instructor Dallas & Denton

Eight years ago, Mary left a promising advertising position to make her passion for yoga her career instead. Since then, she has immersed herself into learning everything she can about the practice so that she could help others in some way. "I get to do what I love every single day of my life because I took at chance and followed my heart. Now, I am lucky enough to be the lead instructor of the 200 hour Inspire Yoga School Yoga Training program where I am able to guide others into pursuing their passions." Mary also teaches group classes, private lessons and workshops on asana and yoga lifestyles topics. Her teaching style has been inspired by teachers such as Dharma Mittra, Dice Ida-Klein and Briohny Smyth, Kathryn Budig, Taylor Harkness, Tiffany Cruikshank and many local instructors in the DFW area. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with friends and family, seeking adventure, traveling, music and LAUGHTER.

2 thoughts on “Mary’s Story

  1. I just love you dearly and am glad I have been able to be a part of Inspire with you! I cannot wait for your workshop and my classes with you every week! <3

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