Mary Aranas

Mary grew up in Toronto & Ottawa in Canada after migrating with her family at age 8 from Taiwan. As a young actor and bride, Mary eloped to New York and enjoyed twelve years acting in Off-Broadway and regional theatre, before finding Yoga as a new Mom. After 9/11, and then her mom’s death from cancer, she chose Yoga as her life path and healing work. She began AcroYoga in 2007, and has enjoyed building the New York AcroYoga community, and sharing it around the world.


Mary is 500 Hour E-RYT, and AcroYoga, YogaSlacker, Reiki & Thai Yoga certified. Mary has taught Yoga full-time since 2002 including AcroYoga from 2008. She has taught in festivals, immersions, retreats, and teacher trainings. She honors her teachers: ISHTA yogiraj Al Finger, AcroYoga’s Jason Nemer & Jenny Sauer-Klein, Thai Yoga’s Jennifer Yarro, YogaSlackers’ Jason & Chelsey Magness, and so many more. Today, Mary blends full-time Yoga teaching with Yoga Nidra & Restorative Yoga teacher training, she is a Reiki Master and Life & Health Coach, and NVC Compassionate Communication facilitator. ISHTA means “Individual” in Sanskrit, and it is Mary’s passion to inspire each student to their own individual joyful “High Union” or “AcroYoga”!

past workshops

Mary has been a frequent host of AcroYoga & Thai Yoga workshops at Om Factory!