Mary Bue the founder of Imbue Yoga Studio in Minneapolis, an indie musician, and a teacher in the Viniyoga tradition, a breath-centered, flowing practice that has a therapeutic basis and believes in adapting postures to fit the whole person (not forcing a person to fit into a posture!). Mary received her certification at Whole Life Yoga in Seattle, WA by Tracy Weber, (student of Gary Kraftsow, student of T.K.V. Desikachar). She has pursued continuing education in prenatal yoga, yoga for anxiety & depression and pranayama (conscious breathwork). Mary was a teaching assistant for Whole Life Yoga’s ten month long, 200 hour teacher training in 2010 and has also assisted in WLY’s “Yoga for Healthy Backs” Series. Mary has her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with an emphasis on Transpersonal Psychology from the University of Minnesota – Duluth. Mary has also received volunteer training in sexual assault victim advocacy from PAVSA and domestic violence victim support from DAIP.
As a wanderer-luster and experience junkie, she has worked in many types of jobs: as a clinical research assistant in a prison & hospital, an AIDS prevention outreach worker on the streets and harm reduction work in needle exchanges, as well as many hundreds of hours as a server, bartender and barista.
In her life as a musician Mary has toured in 40+ states, released 7 albums, been awarded four artist grants, enjoyed three Artist in Residence awards, and has served on the board and steering committee of the Duluth Homegrown Music Festival. For more about Mary’s music, please check out marybue.com.
Mary is an avid runner (10 half marathons and two full marathons), nature lover and vegan. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking vegan food, writing blogs, poetry and in journals, painting cow portraits, reading non-fiction and traveling. Mary is currently enrolled in Yoga Center of Minneapolis’ Advanced Yoga Teacher Training to be certified at the 500 hour level in 2018.