Mary was the 1st certified Laughter Meditation teacher in Minnesota and has 7 years of experience teaching engaging, applicable Laughter Meditation classes. She is known for being fun, happy, dependable, and making the experience meaningful and special for each organization or company. Make your work environment happier and more productive! Mary has taught Laughter Meditation for:
Christopher & Banks
Mayo Clinic Health System
Integrative Mental Health Conference
A Breath of Hope
New Hope Community Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast
Come breathe, rest, laugh, get calm, find peace and a friendly YOU with lovely guided meditation. Give that amazing brain a mindful boost of happy and sweet. And, well, you have been a little crabby lately : ) Let’s laugh!!
Cost: $150/session (45-60 min) + 55 cents/mile
Comments from Camp WeHaKee for Girls. Winter, WI Mary teaches laughter yoga, mindfulness, yoga and a sassy fun dance party during their staff training.
“Staff participated in a 10 day training just prior to the beginning of the camp session. An American Red Cross lifeguard training, conducted by Margaret and a guest, was held at camp for 11 of our camp staff during staff training. There were also eight other staff trained in lifeguarding which includes first aid and CPR training. We were as fortunate to have Mary Anderson Fay, Margaret’s aunt, who led the staff in mindfulness and yoga activities. She is an inspiration to the staff!”
Karl and Jane—Health educators at Hopkins High School. Mary tries NOT to ADD stress to juniors and seniors there with quarterly fun, silly, crazy deep house dance parties.
Mary’s Laughter Yoga session at Allianz:
“This was just wonderful. I had a great time. The hour flew by and I felt very refreshed by the entire experience.”
“The laughter was infectious, learning to laugh even when things seem rough.”
“Mary is a wonderful teacher. I always knew that laughter was good for us. I found out that laughter also strengthens the abdominal muscles!”
“It was great to sit back and laugh!! It was a nice break to a sometimes very hectic day.”
“Laughter reduces stress and I certainly needed a good laugh yesterday. It helped my afternoon go so much better.”
“Mary made us laugh just by being herself – she is a funny person. Enjoyed the information about taking care of mind, body and soul.”
More About Mary
Her studies began at the University of Minnesota where she immersed herself in education and coaching through kinesiology, physiology, Shakespeare, cadaver work and amazing runs on the River road. Onward to children, teaching and coaching at the high school level and many sweaty years training and teaching group fitness at the YMCA, Lifetime, Calhoun Beach Club, NWAC, The Marsh and NETA. Perhaps you took her funk or Step class in the 80’s or 90’s?? She is a 1000+ hours RYT through Yoga Alliance, and certified in Spin, Body Pump, Pilates, Kettle Bells, Yoga Booty Ballet, Bikram Yoga, Baron Baptiste Yoga and a boring braggy list of things you never heard of! She currently owns and teaches at the first hot yoga studio in Minnesota (yogamn), trains instructors for NETA, and teaches the 8-week Moment by Moment Mindfulness class at the wonderful Yoga Center of Minneapolis. She also teaches yearly at the world-renowned Omega Institute. She has trained athletes, skied countless ski marathons, ran in 10+ marathons and 1/2 iron (wo)mans and every distance below that. Her journey to mindfulness began with a trip to The Raj in SE Iowa to experience the famous Pancha Karma spring cleansing. That lead to intense study and interest in the incredibly transformative Transcendental Meditation. In search of something more accessible to her family and vast range of students, Mary stumbled upon MBSR offered at the Omega Institute and has since studied MBSR with Jon Kabat Zinn, Saki Santarelli, Florence Melo-Meyer, Common Ground Meditation Center, Minneapolis Zen Center, The Marsh and The Meditation Center.
Mary’s Moment by Moment Mindfulness classes are designed to give you a buffet of delicious options so your wonderful, capable mind, body and spirit can live life on your wonderful, capable terms. You…only better. We are all different, so a variety of tools are introduced, experienced and practiced each week. Gentle movement, noble walking, heartfelt readings, breathing, laughter, shaking, non-violent communication, active listening, and lovely guided mediations of iconic verbiage (mountain, loving-kindness, body scan, yoga nidra) are all incorporated so you come away with an abundance of tools to lower stress and increase joy in your life. Come see!! PS: She adores her hot husband, her kids and their spouses, her grandkids, being outside, Dunn Bros lattes, reading, buying and donating to thrift stores, church, eating protein and greens and all things chocolate.