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About Mari

People always ask me, "How long have you been doing this?" and my response is invariably "as long as I can remember!". Since I was a little girl I used to see spirits and angels in my bedroom and we would chat.  To me this was "normal". As I grew older I realized that not everyone would embrace my gift, so I decided to simply ignore it.

 But it never went away. Time passed and I got my Masters in Social Work and went on to work as a Psychotherapist. I was content helping people navigate their inner selves and deal with their personal issues. However, eventually the time came when I realized I could no longer keep avoiding what Spirit was telling me. They were very persistent!

It was at that point I decided to commit full time to this work and have never turned back.

Since then, I have trained and worked with many of the top  Mediums from all over the world including Lisa Williams, Tony Stockwell, Lauren Rainbow, John Holland, Janet Nohavec, and Julie Ann Gadziala.

I been blessed to work with so many wonderful people and pets while providing them with the comfort and validation they are seeking from Spirit.

Helen Yetman-Bellows

Helen received her yoga certification in 1995, but her in-depth study of body mechanics began well before that when she attended the Potomac Horse Center (PHC). Founded in the 1950’s, PHC was a world renowned premiere international equestrian center, the first world-class equestrian center for training professional horsemen in the United States.

After earning her Horsemaster’s in 1978, Helen stayed on at PHC as an instructor, further honing her skills, focusing on body language, and isolating micro body movements to influence the horse’s carriage. Her lesson programs were based on the PHC model and later enhanced by her yoga training.

Using her knowledge and understanding of body mechanics and breath work---their effects on state of mind, energy level, balance---Helen teaches that form follows function in her Yoga Unfettered® program. She developed this program to meet student’s individual needs, and promote a deeper, seamless yoga practice off the mat, out of the studio, and into everyday life for a more comfortable way of living and moving.

She has taught and set up programs for corporations, universities, the military, adult education, schools, hospitals, and those with special needs, including athletes, seniors, recovering addicts, veterans, and the blind. She takes pride in the programs she has developed for equestrian centers, festivals, conventions, seminars, and other large groups as well as her own intimate outdoor yoga programs. Helen also offers specialized clinics nationwide. Clinics are hosted by a specific group, for a single session or as a series, and customized to focus on the motions most often used in their particular field of interest.

Helen is the author of Yoga Unfettered®, Functional Yoga For Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime, the Yoga to Go flash cards, that are the companion to the book, and Minute Meditations©. She has written monthly yoga columns for several newspapers on short transitional yoga postures for relieving stress throughout the day. She is currently working on producing a DVD of her program. Her books will be available in class.

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Kristen Beard

Qualified MBSR Instructor
 

I first encountered mindfulness over 25 years ago.  I was working full time, finishing my master’s thesis in electrical engineering and struggling to care for my aging parents and a mentally ill sister.  Someone saw that I was struggling, offered to teach me how to meditate, and it stuck.  I’ve had a regular practice ever since.  Meditation and yoga became the anchor I needed to navigate my life.

Then several years ago, a friend whose loved one was seriously ill and in pain asked me if I could teach him to meditate.  I didn’t know how.  

This led me to find for a way to offer others what I had been given.  I chose to become an MBSR instructor because it is a secular, evidence-based curriculum that teaches people to use their own innate resources and abilities to respond more effectively to stress, pain and illness.  

From my own experience, it works.