In December 2006, the diagnosis of post polio syndrome, a progressive neuromuscular disease, gave Mary the push she needed to make dramatic lifestyle changes to get on the path to health and healing after a lifetime of living in her head experiencing a breach in her mind/body connection.
In February of 2007 as Mary asked for Divine guidance of what was next in her life, she wrote the poem "Running the Race". She had no idea as she sat in a leg brace using a cane and at times a wheelchair for mobility that in fact two years later she would cross the finish line of the 2009 Boston Marathon and raise $10,535 for Spaulding Rehab Hospital where she took the first steps on her healing journey.
She is now the author of four books of inspirational poetry. Her latest collections "Songs of Freedom:Poems from a Healing Odyssey " are inspired by her yoga practice and KMI Bodywork.
With the support and encouragement of her beloved teacher, David Vendetti, Mary was led to Yoga Teacher Training at South Boston Yoga. Mary is a 200 hour Yoga Alliance certified yoga instructor having graduated South Boston Yoga's Body Awakening Teacher Training Program in January of 2013. Read Mary's inspirational journey. Enjoy her poetry and be sure to check out her news and events page for all of the wonder filled media interviews and upcoming events. Thanks for stopping by!