Mary Paterson

Author / Yogi / Teacher / Traveler

Website for: Mary Paterson, author of the spiritual memoir, The Monks and Me: How 40 Days in Thich Nhat Hanh’s French Monastery Guided Me Home; yoga/meditation instructor; Buddhist practitioner; adventurer.


Sundays @ 9:00 am ~ 75 minutes ~ Kundalini Yoga
Location ~ Esther Meyers Yoga Studio (390 Dupont Street, in Creeds building Suite 203) 
*Please Note: This class is independent of Esther Myers regular class schedule. 
Fee: Single class = $20 + HST, Card of 5 = $90 + HST, Card of 10 = $150 + HST (can be purchased in class or online by request) 
 Mary Paterson ( for  more info. about Sunday morning classes

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Monday, November 12th ~ Divine Sound Workshops at 7:15 pm ~ 75 minutes @ 889 Yoga More Info. and sign-up here

Thursdays at 7:00 am ~ 60 minutes Kundalini Yoga @
889 Yoga
1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at 1:00 pm ~ 60 minutes ~ Meditation for people living with cancer and those who care for them @
Wellspring Westerkirk House
Saturdays at 4:30 pm ~ 45 minutes ~ Meditation @
889 Yoga

Please email for availability and more information.

Description of my Kundalini Yoga Class
Known as the "Yoga of Awareness", this energizing class begins with a short opening chant to connect you to the power within, followed by a pranayam (breath control practice) to harmonize your energies. You will then be guided through a dynamic series of moving postures designed to stimulate all your systems, creating a multitude of physical, mental and emotional benefits, followed by a stress-reducing relaxation, and finishing with a mantra meditation to awaken you to the sacred power of your life.
"There is nothing more precious than your relationship with your own consciousness." Yogi Bhajan

Description of my Guided Meditation Class
This peace-inducing class begins with an invocation to the power of your life-force - your breath. You will then be guided through an ancient Buddhist technique that enhances your mind/body connection, and awareness. Throughout, as you meditate, you will be instructed on how to consciously work with your thoughts, emotions and mind. The class finishes with a short healing chant and prayer. The many benefits of this practice include: a reduction in mental stress, slowing of aging, reduction in chronic pain, improved physical and mental health, enhanced feelings of joy, and an expanded sense of love and compassion for the self and all living beings.

Take-away Benefits from your Private Sessions

  • Identify your unique emotional, physical, and spiritual needs.

  • Learn yoga and meditation practices designed specifically for you.

  • Discover how to enhance your gifts, and gain the courage to express yourself fully.

  • Enhance your awareness of negative habits and learn proven methods to change them.

  • Learn how to blast through illusions and become friends with reality.

  • Understand the nature of intense emotions and experience the liberating power of acceptance.

  •  Feel all your relationships become deeper and more meaningful.

  • Become more kind and loving toward yourself and all living beings.


    "Mary is clearly a spiritual and creative guide who acts as a bridge between our seemingly mundane lives and the deeper dwelling of our hearts." 
    ~ Janelle Clarke-Brutus

Upcoming Class Series ~ Living Courageously

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A yoga/meditation series to enhance your life (3 spots left)

Class 1 - The Path of the Snow Lion ~ generating discipline and compassion

Class 2 - The Path of the Tiger ~ generating confidence and exertion

Class 3 - The Path of the Garuda ~ generating equanimity and letting go

Class 4 - The Path of the Dragon ~ generating wisdom and generosity

In this class series, you will learn powerful postures, breath techniques and meditations based on the "Secrets of Rulership" from the Tibetan Buddhist teachings. You will synchronize your physical and mental selves, rid yourself of deep muscular tension and mental stress, reinvigorate your health and beauty through increased oxygen and blood flow, and become more deeply connected to your true, wise self. Each class will include Buddhist techniques that help dissolve negative karma.

4 Wednesdays at 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm from November 14th - December 5th

Fee: $120 + HST
Location: Dupont/Spadina
Maximum 10 participants
Request more info. and a spot in the workshop


"I was fortunate enough to be apart of two of Mary's Meditation Courses (The Moon Magic Meditation Course 2018 and The Potent Power of the Sun Meditation Course 2018). Mary is a very thoughtful teacher with a kind heart and a sincere interest in her student's wellbeing. Her courses are extremely well organized and filled to the brim with meditation tools and tips that will last a lifetime. Mary's teachings include an abundance of insight and mindful education. She excels at creating a safe space for personal growth and introspective development. I would recommend Mary to anyone looking to try meditation for their first time; to anyone who has done some meditation and is looking for a tune-up; or to people who are regular meditators looking for an inspirational group to grow their practice with."
Ryanne Scott

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