The Body Archive|YOga and the Sacred Body Teaching Testimonials

"It is as though Mare's use of deeply poetic metaphysical language brings me on an hour and a half long spiritual journey. Her suggestions always leave me with an unanswered question, and keep me thirsty for more knowledge. Through her classes and teaching, I feel I am doing just as every human is meant to do: deeply contemplate the world and why we are here. We can experience the answers in our own body wisdom.

In truly feeling the sensation of strength in one's own body, and the beauty of such a phenomenon, you really gain a sense of understanding yourself on deeper more intimate level. Personally, I find each session cathartic - a physical catharsis capable of cleansing away the past so that I can really revel in the beauty of the present. It becomes hard to deny that the uncanny nature of our earth is indicative of a higher power when you can feel it pulsating inside your body. Always having sensed such a truth, Maré's class has really allowed me to break free of the conventionality of the western world and to be my own person, as we are all meant to do.

I thank her from the bottom of my heart for all she does for others with her selfless teachings. I have no doubt that she was placed on this planet to share her findings with those of us who, at times, feel lost and disconnected from our greater purpose."

Mary Nyiri, Visual Artist, Brooklyn, NY

"There are many aspects of Mare’s teaching which set her apart from other yoga and movement teachers. I’ve been practicing yoga for 30 years and have had many wonderful teachers in many different styles but Mare’s classes are on a different level entirely. She seemingly melds all of these past teachings, and more, in truly inspired sequences of movements and meditations that could only come from her unique combination of passions.

She gives so much more than descriptions of postures, her explanations of mind/body/spirit connections are poetic yet uncannily precise, resulting in a deeper level of understanding for her students, and a more intimate experience of embodied presence in movement.”

Vanessa Belli, Visual Artist, Brooklyn NY

"Mare's classes are addictive.  Better than wine or whiskey for letting go of the chattering mind.  Working the whole being: body and soul.  Using breathe and movement to access inner realms, that can't be reached by thought, work, or rigor.

Her teaching is an antidote to the daily warfare of life in NY.  When was the last time someone told you to stop trying so hard, to let go, don't hold on tight?  In our high adrenaline culture, it's an oasis of calm and clarity.  Inevitably, you leave, after a short 60 or 90 minutes, feeling more emotionally grounded and miles away from where you began."

Cate Springer, Architect, Brooklyn, NY

"When I was first introduced to Maré Hieronimus' yoga class I had already studied Yoga for more than two decades with a variety of teachers. It did not take me long to recognize in Maré an exceptional yoga practitioner and teacher. Maré can evoke an atmosphere of calm and sacredness which does justice to the ancient tradition of yoga. I was particularly impressed with Maré's appreciation of Yoga's more subtler aspects such as the psyche - body connection. Her classes have a healing quality which not only builds physical strength and flexibility but also moves energetically towards uniting psyche and body."

Maré appears to have a profound knowledge of how to tap into the body's energy centers with breath work and movement as well as an understanding of the connection between the physical body and the invisible subtle body. I have taken her classes for a number of years by now and can first hand attest to their rejuvenating and healing quality."

Heide M Kolb, MA, LCSW, NCPsyA, Certified Jungian Analyst, New York

"As a teacher Maré is outstanding.  She impeccably demonstrates exercises in an articulate manner enriched with profound insights.  Even in the most demanding postures, she is able to project her voice clearly.  Her lovely, charismatic personality combined with her excellent communication skills harmoniously leads the class to expansive states of consciousness. "

Maré's acute understanding of yoga and thorough background in dance and somatic movement techniques elevates the class to a refined level suitable and revealing for beginners as well as professional movers."

Mónica Dreidemie, Dance and Theater artist, Movement Educator-Instructor of Fedora Aberastury Movement Technique, Argentina

"Mare's gentle voice and clear anatomical descriptions inspire poetically, as do her movements, composing an alluring blend of auditory and visual cues to follow.  She activates and connects you to all levels of your being, from breath, to joints, to cells and beyond, cultivating an opportunity for you to arrive at an open and harmonious state.

As a student, I fall into her flow and reap all the nourishing benefits.  As a teacher, I embrace her expertise and absorb her grace.  She is an inspirational model to follow."

Amy McCormack, Certified Prana Yoga Teacher, Ohio

"I have been in search of a teacher who approaches yoga holistically, through the body the mind and spirit.  Coming across Mare’s class almost two years ago was a blessing. So few teachers approach their classes with the intention, care and mindfulness that Mare does.  I was grieving the loss of my father and her class has helped me to heal tremendously and find my love of yoga again. Thank you Mare!"

Deepa Purihit, Founder of Finding Your Authentic Voice, Brooklyn, NY