About Mary Reilly

Mary Reilly
Director of Yoga

Mary Reilly began her studies of Iyengar Yoga in Ann Arbor in 1978 as a University of Michigan graduate in Biology. She was among the first yoga teachers in the Midwest to be Iyengar certified and was granted an Intermediate Senior II certificate personally by B.K.S. Iyengar in 2012.  

Mary has directed North Woods Yoga, the B.K.S. Iyengar Center of Northern Michigan in Petoskey, Michigan since 1986. She served as Chair of Certification of the Iyengar Yoga National Association from 2000-2014. Mary studies regularly at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Institute in Pune India, and studied there most recently in December of 2015.

Mary’s teaching lets her love of yoga shine through with enthusiasm as well as clarity and precision. Her goal is to help students overcome their obstacles to achieving their full potential in their understanding of yoga.


Mary Reilly


In the News

View Mary's article, Ultimate Yoga, appearing in Northern Express magazine.

Read Mary's article "Yoga: A Bridge to Yourself."

Mary is featured in the May-June 2011 Good Life magazine! View it here...

Mary's jewelry is available at the NWY Studio.

Red Elephant Jewelry

Mary Reilly

Mary Reilly


Mary Reilly - Yoga Instructor
Mary Reilly - Yoga Instructor




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