Meet Mandi Garrison, BA, RYT 500 Hr, Reiki Master, CCH
Mandi was just a child when she tried her first yoga posture, and has practiced since she was a teenager as a primary form of exercise. Her dedication and commitment to a yogic life began in 2010 as a way to balance her fast-paced, career-driven lifestyle and to help relieve her anxiety. Just a couple of short years later, Central Mass Yoga & Wellness (CMYW) became her yoga home and refuge, and she has been at the studio ever since.
Mandi earned her 200-hour hatha teacher certification from CMYW and her 300-hour certification from Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. She has studied with many nationally renowned teachers and completed advanced teacher training programs in pranayama, meditation, yoga for special populations, advanced asana, vinyasa, and restorative yoga. Some of her teachers and influences over the years include Larissa Hall Carlson, Sudhir Foust, Sudha Lundeen, Coby Kozlowski, Michelle Dalbec, Cyndi Lee, Kia Miller, and Lee Albert, among others. In addition to formal training, she has extensively studied yin yoga, kundalini yoga, seasonal yoga, and Ayurveda. Mandi is also a certified Yoga Warriors instructor, Reiki Master, Crystal Healer, and trained priestess. She is lifelong student of ancient spiritual traditions, and enjoys incorporating her studies into her teaching and workshops.
As a teacher and healer, Mandi hopes to help others find their own sense of peace and strength through yoga, as well as the power of self-healing. Her classes aim to provide energetic balance and a refuge from the hectic activities of daily life. Her calming and intuitive instruction is a hallmark of her teaching.
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