Mary Beth Orr
As a professional, classically trained musician, Mary Beth was drawn to yoga for not only its stress relieving benefits and physical conditioning, but for the surprising mental and spiritual conditioning it began to provide as well. She began her journey with yoga in 2004 with her focus initially being in Hatha yoga and gradually discovering the vast benefits of Ashtanga, and Vinyasa. Her training was through the traditional format of one on one guru to apprentice style, focusing specifically on enlightenment, alignment, and modification for all bodies and all abilities. In 2006 she received her yoga teaching certification totaling over 350 hours of training and 250 hours of supervised teaching from Flexible Health and Wellness specializing in Tri-Doshic yoga. This is a practice designed to balance the spiritual and physical needs of each class participant with the purpose of achieving balance between the three doshas we all possess. This practice would combine elements of ashtanga, vinyasa, pranayama, and guided meditation. Her number one priority for every class she teaches is always the health and safety of every student! Yoga is empowering, healing, and most of all FUN, and Mary Beth strives to create an environment where this type of experience can flourish. She is currently 3rd Horn in the Grand Rapids Symphony and a Distinguished Fellow at MSU while living in Mount Pleasant with her husband and children, (and VERY energetic pups) and is very excited to a part of the team at Mount Pleasant Hot Yoga!