Spa Owner
Licensed Massage Therapist
Certified Yoga Teacher

Mary Serious

merrywaters@greenyogaspa.com

MerryWaters.net

217.377.5127

  • Deep Tissue Massage Therapy
  • Special Events Coordinator
  • Workshop Presenter
Merry Waters (Mary Wolters) has been practicing yoga since 1997 and teaching since 2001. She has studied with master yoga teachers from around the world. Mary has taken teacher trainings with various well known instructors in Chicago since 2001. She has been most inspired by several prana vinyasa flow teacher trainings with master yoga teacher Shiva Rea. Mary completed her Yoga Alliance Certification through Moksha Yoga School in 2007 and continues to take a regular pilgrimage. Committed to the process of learning, she believes that we are all students of what our life has to teach us. Sharing knowledge of yoga’s 5,000 year old tradition gives her great joy. She loves to incorporate the knowledge of the past (asanas, meditation, bandhas, mantra and mudras) with what is relevant in the here and now.

In January of 2009, Mary partnered with Nelson Beck, reflexologist, to create Green Yoga Spa, where she sees individuals for massage and yoga therapy treatments. Mary is also a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist (NCTMB), studying a wide range of massage modalities. In July, 2011 she was trained in Ashiatsu Deep Tissue Massage Therapy.  Mary carries a License Massage Therapy and is an accredited Thai Yoga Massage Therapist. “Lazy Man’s Yoga” is a form of therapeutic massage that combines gentle stretching, acupressure, and breath work in one beautiful and meditative experience.

Most recently, Mary has been enthralled with the “psychological yoga” of Non-Violent Communication (NVC). Her experience with the practice has gifted her yet another form of healing. She has noticed an increase in awareness with the compassionate listening skills that are developed through NVC.  Mary holds a weekly practice group at Green Yoga Spa and loves sharing the 4 steps of Non-Violent Communication with others in workshops.