May Teacher of the Month: Mary Parham


From the very beginning when she reads announcements all the way to the end of class when she gently brings you out of savasana with the crystal bowl, Mary makes you feel welcome. She greets you with a big smile and shining eyes behind her big glasses.

Spending time in Mary’s classes is truly a treat. She leads you through a creative, well-rounded flow, shares thought-provoking ideas and readings, yet has this uncanny ability to keep the atmosphere soft, especially with her silly sense of humor. Mary is wise beyond her years, humble and light-hearted all at the same time.

Mary was an Asheville resident years ago but moved away for a while to run a farm in Virginia with her husband, Ted. A couple years ago Mary, Ted, their pups and their ferret made the journey back to Asheville and we’re so glad they did! In late summer of 2016, Mary joined the studio as both a staff member and teacher.

When Mary is not at the studio, you can most likely find her hiking with her dogs, cooking up something delicious in her kitchen or dancing in the rain.

We hope you treat yourself to a class with Mary! She teaches the following Vinyasa Flow classes:

  • Monday 12:00-1:00pm
  • Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm
  • Thursdays 1:30-2:30pm
  • Sundays 11:15-12:30pm

Mary – you are an incredible addition to the studio, it has been made better by you being here. Thank you for your service to the center, for helping make yoga accessible to all and for sharing your special wisdom and light with students, other staff members and everyone you encounter! We love you!