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Weekly Classes

I am currently teaching weekly classes virtually using Zoom, with some classes opening up to limited in-person spaces. See schedule.

For my Square One Yoga classes – register here:  www.squareoneyoga.com

For my Yoga for Vital Bones class, register here: YOGA FOR VITAL BONES REGISTRATION

Or join directly in the Vital Bones Community on Facebook.

And check out some videos on my YouTube channel.

“I have fallen in love with the Saturday yoga class...This class is the perfect way to start your weekend- peaceful, grateful, centered, and loosened up. The instructor Mary Beth is heaven sent! She really has a talent as a yoga instructor. She can get her class focused and in the zone in a matter of seconds, her commentary is uplifting! The class itself is the perfect balance of meditative and challenging. I cannot ask for anything more for this class.“ ~ MA

My Current Schedule:

Mondays:

6:00 to 7:15pm

Slow Mindful Flow @ Square One Yoga

(HYBRID – Zoom or limited in-person spaces)

Wednesdays:

7:00 to 8:00am

 

Moderate Flow @ Square One Yoga

(Zoom)

Wednesdays:

10:00 to 11:15am

Yoga for Vital Bones
(See Reg form link on left)

(Zoom)

Fridays:

June – Series
12:00 -12:55pm

Yoga for Vital Bones (Register at Banyan Tree Women’s Collective)

(Zoom)

Saturdays:

11:00am to 12:30pm

Ashtanga Flow @ Square One Yoga

(HYBRID – Zoom or limited in-person spaces)

Workshops

Nourishment for Women

Flowing Through Your 30s, 40s, 50s and Beyond with Ease

I’m teaming up with Martina Pezzino of Balanced Beginnings Nutrition to offer this FREE workshop – a multi-generational chat for women of all ages

Invite your daughter, your mom, your cousin, your friend …

Join us as we share timeless wisdom about nutrition and movement that supports our bodies as we age.

Nutrition workshop, easy cook-along recipe demo, and yoga flow included.

Sunday May 2nd 2pm to 3:30pm Pacific

Living Your Yoga

This is a three-part workshop: RESCHEDULED to October – dates TBD

Tap into the wisdom of yoga philosophy and the tenets of the sister science of Ayurveda to take your practice off the mat and into your life.

We’ll connect relevant principles from the Yoga Sutras with the basics of approaching our health through the makeup of our own dosha (vata, pita, kapha) so that we line up our nutrition and other daily life choices to fully support our personal goals.

In the Living Your Yoga workshop we broaden our sense of yoga so we can align our lifestyle to support our life force and enhance our overall sense of well-being.

This workshop is divided into three parts:

  • Inspiration – discover how to live in a modern world and define “healthy” while drawing on timeless notions of personalizing yoga & Ayurvedic practices for our own needs
  • Action – apply the teachings, take a few steps to put these practices into place in our everyday life
  • Reflection – return after a week to reflect, refine, and recalibrate to ensure a sustainable practice of wellness going forward beyond the workshop

By living our yoga we expand our notion of this holistic practice.

The Yogi’s Pantry

How to Boost Nutrients in Any Dish

Sunday, August 8th
11:00am-1:00pmPST

In this fun, cook-along workshop, you’ll learn how to boost nutrients and mindfully apply the power of “yum” to any dish.

Together we’ll prepare a few easy and versatile recipes that you can use to enhance a variety of meals and that work with any food philosophy (vegetarian, vegan, omnivore, etc.).

Be a healthy yogi cooking from The Yogi’s Pantry!

(When you register you’ll receive the ingredient list and pre-workshop prep instructions – so sign up early!)

108 Seasonal Sun Salutations Practice

Summer Solstice  – June 19th

Sun Salutations are an age-old form of practice. Let’s observe the change of seasons with a ritual of practicing 108 sun salutations together.

I create a very accessible variation of this practice as I lead us through 12 sets of 9 sun salutation sequences. You move with your breath and rest as you need to and modifications are encouraged to address your needs.

The magic is in the journey, not the destination.

It’s a transformational form of practice, deeper than just doing asana. Anyone can do it. And yet it is very physical, so you need to prepare for it. (See Online Learning below.)

Intrigued but seems daunting?
See Online Learning below. I’ve created 6 Weeks of Sun Salutes – Anytime – as a self-paced prep course you can start any time to help you learn about making your sun salutes very efficient and how to gain the stamina to do the whole 108 practice all together.

What do health coaches need to know about bones? A lot!

FREE Webinar

June 17, 2021 9:00am Pacific

(If you are not already a part of the Virtual Health Coach community you can join the group for 14 days free)

When We Nourish Our Bones, We Nourish Our Body Deeply
What we need to know as health coaches about our bones

This workshop is for you if you have clients who are:

  • In their teens, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, or beyond – any gender
  • Suffering from any chronic illness, inflammation, or autoimmune issues
  • Having gut health problems or living with heightened oxidative stress from crap food, stress, and toxins
  • Moving through their child-bearing years or through menopause hormonal fluctuations
  • On or have been on long-term medications like corticosteroids or PPIs
  • In or have been in chemo-therapy

In this workshop you will learn:

  • Bone basics and lifecycle from a Functional Medicine perspective and why this is important to know as a health coach.
  • The larger role of bones as regulatory organs that directly influence and are influenced by the vitality and systemic functioning of our body.
  • How the very lifeblood of the body begins and is constantly replenished in the bones – and how we nourish our bones.
  • A fresh perspective on bone health through the Functional Medicine lens about osteoporosis genesis and risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment – and how we as health coaches play a critical role in helping 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men avoid experiencing a catastrophic osteoporotic fracture in their lifetime.

You will walk away with new insights and inspiration that reinforce our role in supporting our clients with education, motivation, empowerment, and accountability to reach their health goals now, and help them avoid putting themselves at high risk of fractures in the future.

Semi-Private Yoga Workshop Series

Personalized Guidance on How to Practice Yoga for Your Bones

Space is Limited to 3 students/series!

The second series is starting June 13 – and is full.
If you’re interested, please sign up below to get on the waiting list and I’ll schedule another one soon.

Get more personalized guidance to help you practice Yoga for Vital Bones.

Join this interactive, 3-part workshop series – limited to 3 students.

Small group allows for special attention to meet your needs and answer all your questions.

What’s included:
– Three live hour-long group lessons, which will also be recorded for you to replay
– Weekly practice “homework”
– Two 30 minute 1:1 calls with Mary Beth for personalized guidance

Series is $150

Fit Feet

Special Summer Solstice Event

Sunday June 20th

8:15 – 9:15am Pacific

The fact that a quarter of all the bones in our body are in our feet and the highest concentration of nerve endings (over 200,000) are in each foot, our feet are an extremely receptive component of the body, and yet we tend to keep them muffled in shoes most of the time, which dims the consciousness that our feet can provide us as we propel ourselves through life – exercising, dancing, walking, etc..

Let’s remove our shoes and take an hour to work in our bare feet to focus on them, exercise them, stretch them, and connect from our feet to our whole body.

We will work on increasing flexibility and strength in our feet and use the placement of feet in common yoga poses to practice being present with our feet exploring how that affects the foundation for our whole body (and mind!)

Focusing on fit and healthy feet in turn creates healthy knees, healthy hips, healthy back, healthy shoulders, etc..

All in all, creating a more aligned relationship to our body from our feet up provides a refuge for the mind. A steadiness. Reliability. Confidence.

Let’s make the most out of being barefoot!

Optimal Nourishment for Bone Health

FREE Webinar

August 10, 2021 5pm Pacific

Discover a holistic whole-body approach to maintaining strong bones as you age. 

Learn how to maintain and support your bones to be strong and resilient with diet, lifestyle, and safe bone-building yoga practices throughout the seasons of your life. 

Maintaining strong bones is more than a lack of dietary calcium, it is a combination of nutrients that work synergistically to create a strong foundation for our bones plus regular weight-bearing movement and stress-relief. 

In this webinar we’ll talk about the building blocks your body needs daily to maintain and build healthy bones and you’ll get a FREE eBook Optimal Nourishment for Bone Health that includes the nutrient building blocks for our bones, tips on unlocking nutrients, removing anti-nutrients using time-honored tradition of soaking & sprouting. 

You’ll learn 

  • What your bones really need – go deeper than just calcium
  • The unique benefits of yoga & breath to support your bone health
  • Proper food preparation for absorption and optimal gut health
  • Key nutrients & common deficiencies; supplements vs real food
  • Bone Bandits – excesses that can compromise bone health
  • Ayurvedic perspective on deep nourishment that fuels your bones

5 Pillars to Bone Health

Coming in August

Discover a holistic approach to strengthen and nourish your bones.

A 6 Week Course for Better, Stronger Bones

The 5 Pillars to Bone Health will give you the tools and support to take action and address your health goals with a whole body approach.

Online Learning