Mary Bue is an indie musician and registered yoga 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. She has pursued continuing education in prenatal yoga, yoga for anxiety & depression and pranayama (conscious breathwork). She has assisted with Whole Life Yoga’s “Yoga For Healthy Backs” and was a teaching assistant for Whole Life Yoga’s ten month long, 200 hour teacher training. Mary has her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with an emphasis on Transpersonal Psychology from the University of Minnesota – Duluth. She is an avid runner (10 half marathons and one full marathon), nature lover and vegan. As a musician she has toured in 40+ states, released 6 albums, been awarded four artist grants, enjoyed two Artist in Residence awards, and has served on the board and steering committee of the Duluth Homegrown Music Festival. More about Mary’s music here: www.marybue.com. Mary has also received volunteer training in sexual assault and domestic violence survivor advocacy. As a wanderer-luster and experience junkie, she has worked in many 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 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.