Mary Baumgartner – Yoga Therapist

Mary found yoga the way many find it, in search of something to help relieve pain. She was spending long hours on the computer for her work as a User Experience Designer and needed an antidote. Yoga proved to be more than that, it was a replacement.

Mary is a yoga teacher and an IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapists) certified Yoga Therapist. Her yoga certifications listed below are in the therapeutic viniyoga tradition of T. Krishnamacarya.

Mary began teaching in 2011. She teaches group and private yoga classes online with a strong focus on the breath, linking to it and working with it.

In addition to her yoga credentials Mary has extensive meditation experience, including a Master Certification in Intuition Medicine® from the Academy of Intuition Medicine® in Sausalito, CA, where she continues to mentor students.

Mary also did a Midwifery training that led to her becoming a doula where she incorporated meditation to help prepare women and couples for labor. She served laboring and postpartum women and families privately, and as a volunteer at San Francisco General Hospital in San Francisco, CA.

These endeavors combine to give Mary a unique perspective. She has been in the position of seeking relief, and she knows how a well-designed practice delivers it. She understands the client’s perspective, and how important it is to be seen and heard.

Luminous Practice is a synthesis of her experiences with yoga and meditation. It combines her faith in yoga and refined intuitive abilities, with her desire to serve and mitigate suffering. If you have things you’re working on that you’re finding difficult to resolve, contact Mary to begin the conversation about how you might work together.

Trainings and Certifications


Yoga Well Institute, 1008 hour Yoga Therapy Training 2020
Healing Yoga Foundation, San Francisco, CA. 500 hour Teacher Training 2012
*Academy of Intuition Medicine®, Master Certification in Intuition Medicine® 2006
Metis the Intuitive Learning Center, 2003
Heart and Hands Midwifery Intensive, 2002
Calm Birth Teacher Certification Training, 2002
Postpartum Doula Training, 2001
The Silva Method, 2001

 

*Intuition Medicine® is a registered trademark of Francesca McCartney, PhD being used with permission.