Mary L. Bartel, C-IAYT, E-RYT500

Yoga provided the healing pathway for Mary almost 20 years ago when chronic neck and back concerns became debilitating. Mary began teaching yoga in 2000, and while her yoga training has been diverse, it was Mukunda Stiles who became her most influential teacher. Mukunda certified Mary as a Structural Yoga™ Therapist (SYT) in 2008. Through the wisdom he imparted, she found that a life of balance, steadiness and ease of being - the aim of yoga, requires adapting yoga techniques and lifestyle to an individual’s needs in a mindful, functional, and practical fashion. For her, Mukunda was a true yogi, empowering to find truth via the heart, our inner teacher.

In 2005, Mary opened Inner Quest Yoga & Wellness Center, in Saranac Lake, NY, in the Adirondack Mountains. She offers private SYT sessions, teaches small group and private yoga and meditation classes, hosts retreats, and 200 hr. Structural Yoga™ Teacher Training.

In 2011, Mary incorporated her training in iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation and Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention into her work and with those in treatment for recovery of alcohol and substance abuse, including veterans. She has conducted programs for back care, cancer patients and others with chronic health conditions.

Primary Certifications:

  • Registered Certified Yoga Therapist, International Association of Yoga Therapists
  • Structural Yoga™ Therapist & Instructor, The Yoga Therapy Center with Mukunda Stiles
  • Kripalu Professional Yoga Teacher, Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health included Vinyasa training w/Shiva Rae, Inner Body Flow w/Angela Farmer, Chakra, Restorative and Pre-natal Yoga
  • IRI iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation Teacher, Integrative Restoration Institute with Richard C. Miller, PhD
  • Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention Instructor, UCSD Center for Mindfulness, with Sarah Bowen and Neha Chawla 
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction:  Living the Full Catastrophe Training
  • Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Corina Benner
  • Reiki Practitioner wtih Peter Manns
  • Sonic Healing Alchemist Practitioner with Jay Schwed


In recent years, Mary felt a natural pull towards training in energy work. Certified as a Level II Reiki Practitioner and Sonic Healing Alchemist Practitioner, she is now working on her Master Level Reiki certification.


If you are ready to devote yourself to practices that will enhance your vitality as well as deepen your spiritual growth, Mary wishes to help you on an Inner Quest to find what is innately yours: strength, peace, wisdom, and much joy.


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