Ahh-mazing Yoga Shala

Mary Nappa

Mary's yoga journey began many years ago in Arizona but she really fell in love with yoga when she began practicing on the beach with Tonee Detweiler in 2010. Soon after that, she met her Teacher of Truth, Philip Christodoulou at Anuttara Yoga Shala where she attended his Anuttara Raja Yoga teacher training solely to deepen her own practice. By graduation day she was overtaken by the passion to share yoga with others so she immediately signed up for the Hatha Yoga teacher training. Mary has been sharing yoga with others ever since! Her passion to share yoga with others eventually led her and her husband Domenic to create Ahh-mazing Yoga Shala on Hollywood Beach! 

Mary considers herself to be a Bhakti Yogi (a yogi of devotion); she prays daily to be a clear channel for God to use in sharing the peace of yoga with others. Her prayer is that all beings may one day find the peace of Divine Love & Light within.

"Yoga continually deepens my relationship with the Holy Spirit within; through this relationship, I have found "the peace that surpasses all understanding, the Kingdom of God within.". ♥


Mary Nappa instructs the following:
  • Ahh-mazing Hatha Yoga
  • We focus on pranayama (breath control) and asana (posture) alignment. Expect detailed instruction throughout the class; the teacher will provide modifications and variations to adjust the practice to the students' level of practice. Non-heated, suitable for all levels.
     
    “The main objective of Hatha yoga is to create an absolute balance of the interacting activities and processes of the physical body, mind and energy. When this balance is created, the impulses generated give a call of awakening to the central force, which is responsible for the evolution of human consciousness. If yoga is not used for this purpose, its true objective is lost.”
     
    ~Swami Muktibodhananda Saraswati, Commentary, 1985 translation, Hatha yoga Pradipika

  • Gentle Yoga with Yoga Nidra
  • Suitable for all levels, gentle postures, non-heated.
    A blissful experience which relaxes the mind and releases creativity and energy. The class begins with some gentle postures to release energy then we move into Yoga Nidra directly afterward. Yoga Nidra is an ancient sleep based meditation using breath, visualization and physical techniques. During this practice you will be guided into a deep state of complete relaxation, where you can disengage from all thoughts, worry, and tension to find complete peace and stillness. Yoga Nidra provides relief from many conditions such as sleep disorders, stress, anxiety, pain, and self-defeating patterns of behavior. Also known as Yogic sleep, it is said that 30 minutes of Yoga Nidra is the equivalent to 3 hours sleep. Following Yoga Nidra, practitioners find overall mood is improved; there is a sense of calmness, along with increased mental clarity and creativity. Guided Yoga Nidra is an effortless practice and suitable for anyone who wishes to experience deep rest and relaxation, and awaken to the infinite potential that lies within.

  • Ahh Meditation Flow
  • Suitable for all levels, gentle postures, non-heated.
    This class is an intuitive flow inspired by author, Dr. Wayne Dyer's Ahh Meditation. We move through gentle postures (asanas) as we focus on pranayama (breath control). We flow in and out of meditation during the postures then conclude with a guided meditation where we melt into bliss....ahh! 

    During the meditation you will be guided with words into relaxation, where you can disengage from your thoughts to find steadiness and stillness within. Yoga Nidra is a state of consciousness that allows you to access your own healing abilities. Guided Yoga Nidra is an effortless practice which is suitable for anyone who wishes to experience deep rest and relaxation, and awaken to the infinite potential that lies within.

  • Sacred Hatha Flow
  • Suitable for all levels, non-heated. As we mindfully flow through Hatha asanas (postures), we focus on pranayama (breath control) which helps quiet the mind and balance the energy centers of the body. Please join us as we melt into bliss in our very Sacred Space!

    “The main objective of Hatha yoga is to create an absolute balance of the interacting activities and processes of the physical body, mind and energy. When this balance is created, the impulses generated give a call of awakening to the central force, which is responsible for the evolution of human consciousness. If yoga is not used for this purpose, its true objective is lost.”

    ~Swami Muktibodhananda Saraswati, Commentary, 1985 translation, Hatha yoga Pradipika


  • BEACH YOGA!!!!
  • Come join us on beautiful Hollywood Beach* for All Levels Hatha Yoga! Energize the body with the breath, quiet the mind and reconnect with the Spirit while enjoying the sound of the ocean with the warmth of the sun on your face! We supply sheets; mats can be rented for $2.00 or bring your own. Why not start the day off right and then stay to enjoy the beach for the rest of the day!
    *Weather permitting, a refund or credit will be provided if the weather does not cooperate!