Mary E. Richards
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Last updated: 9/2/2019
Mrs Mary E. Richards
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River of Life Yoga
Integrative Health Educator
22307  United States
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703 6181976 (Phone)
  M.S., C-IAYT, E-RYT200/500
  Yoga practitioner, Yoga teacher, Yoga therapist
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2308 Cheshire Ln
22307-1814  United States
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703 6181976 (Phone)
Professional Information
  Yoga practitioner since 1992, teacher since 2002. Individualized science-informed instruction with philosophy, pranayama and meditation. Teaches small-group, registration-only, syllabus-based classes in Alexandria, Va. Sees individual clients privately, with focus on teaching techniques to self-manage health and wellness. Teaches workshops at numerous yoga studios in U.S.
MS in yoga therapy from Maryland University of Integrative Health, 2017.
BA, International Affairs, University of Mary Washington, 1991 ( magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa)
Expert in lower extremity, shoulder anatomy and therapeutics, vertebral column therapeutics; Relax and Renew certified trainer and assistant; moving from the organs; yoga for anxiety, depression and insomnia; experiential anatomy training and senior teaching assistant; practice as a tool of self-mediation; senior therapeutics and teaching assistant for Judith Hanson Lasater. Student of Judith's since 2002.
Nonviolent communication with Ike Lasater, 2008 and 2009. Weekly practice with nonviolent communication mediator since 2013.
Training with Angela Farmer and Victor van Kooten, Teacher Untraining, Yoga: Soma and Psyche, since 2009.
Skeletal variation, Paul Grilley 2009
Viniyoga, Gary Kraftsow 2008, 2009, 2011
C-IAYT Continuing Education
Social/Volunteer Organizations
Odyssey of the Mind, coach (2005-2012); judge (2013-2014)
Embodied Mindfulness Educator, West Potomac High School (2016 - )
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Serve as senior anatomy and therapeutics assistant to Judith Hanson Lasater. Lead presenter in anatomy, kinesiology, teaching techniques, restorative yoga, ethical relationships to multiple teacher training programs. Completed credited coursework with labs in anatomy, biology, physiology, medical terminology. Completed 35-hour cadaver dissection immersion with Somanautics Inc (June 2015) with Dr. Gil Hedley.