MiSP '.b' Teacher
Dharma Yoga E-RYT500
Mary Guip has attained the highest level of teacher training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) completing the 3 year teacher training track at the Center for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Oasis Institute. She was fortunate to complete professional training in 'Mind-Body Medicine' under the direction of Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn and Dr. Saki Santorelli.
She is also certified by the Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP) to offer the gold standard curriculum for young people ages 11-17, called '.b' [Dot BE] .b is endorsed by Jon Kabat-Zinn.
She has lead MBSR courses at Bard College, at hospitals and schools in Ulster and Dutchess counties, and is a guest teacher at the Sivananda Yoga Ashram in the Bahamas.
Credentials include a background as a Registered Nurse with experience in Addiction Detox and Rehabilitation, Critical Care and Psychiatry. She is a Credentialed Alcohol Substance Abuse Counselor- now focused on serving people in our community suffering from opioid addiction.
Mary is currently a student of Compassionate Inquiry, directed by Dr. Gabor Mate and is hoping for certification in February 2021.
Her interest in meditation began more than two decades ago. She continues to be a student of Vipassana Meditation taught by S.N. Goenka. Her studies include Tibetan Buddhist meditation (Shamatha, Tonglen, Lojong) and Yogic meditation with Shri Mahayogi Paramahansa and Sri Dharma Mittra.
Since 2008, Mary has been teaching classical Hatha yoga in the Hudson Valley, New York. A graduate of the "Life of a Yogi 500 hour Advanced Teacher Training" under the guidance of the esteemed Sri Dharma Mittra (Dharma Yoga), she earned her certification to teach his 4 levels of practice. She also teaches Mindful yoga and trained in Yin yoga- valuing the gentle movement and stillness found through the deep introspective nature of these methods. Private instruction only.
Mary enjoys writing about the benefits of meditation and wrote a guest column for the Poughkeepsie Journal.