In memory of B.K.S. Iyengar

B.K.S. Iyengar

Read a Life Sketch about B.K.S. Iyengar...

Yogacharya B.K.S.Iyengar (Guruji)

Mary and B.K.S. Iyengar


Welcome and Welcome Back to Yoga!

Mary Reilly

New yoga sessions in Petoskey offer a rolling admission. Start when you can and create your own class punch card. All asanas are taught in each class and all classes taught by Mary Reilly.

Yoga beginners can start anytime at the North Woods Studio in Petoskey. See our current schedule for classes that are appropriate for beginners. There are lots of them! All other classes need permission of instructor unless you are or have been a student of Iyengar yoga, as they assume some experience.

Call Mary at (231) 526-5041 if you have questions about our Petoskey and Harbor Springs classes. Feel free to come and experience a yoga class. Drop ins are allowed at the above times for a single class fee. (New students receive a complimentary class with purchase of their first class punch card).

Welcome New Students

Gift Certficates for Classes at North Woods Yoga can be arranged with Mary, for any amount, good for a year. Call Mary at 231-526-5041 or e-mail her at

Dr. Putalik's office in Harbor Springs

Dr Greg Putalik has moved his practice, Harbor Springs Medical Center at 643 E. Lake St Unit #4 In Harbor Springs. Phone is 242-4734. Visit his website at

A man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that's unlocked and opens inwards, as long as it does not occur to him to pull rather than push.

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Read about Mary in the Northern Express:

Northern Express

Read Bloomberg's article "Yoga's Greatest Guru Deserves Nobel Peace Prize."


Announcements & Events

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We have our usual schedule at the studio the week of March 30 - April 3 , no Spring break here.

I have set the next two weekend intensives for North Woods Yoga for the weekend of May 29-31, and August 14-16. If you are a local student who would like to offer an air B&B type arrangement for housing to out of town students please let me know. A great way to meet other yogis!

Morning classes: if public school is cancelled we are cancelled in either Harbor or Petoskey (depending on the location of the class.) Evening classes, call the 526-9093 number and it will be on the recording after 2 pm if it is cancelled.

Department of Fun: Want to learn how to hula hoop? Its great exercise and sure to inspire much laughter. Call me if you are interested at 231-526-5041. The 4 week class will meet Mondays from 7:15-8:15.

Winter Session

Our new winter session began January 5th. This is a 16 week session taking us through April. Late starts are fine. All the current classes will be offered.

Winter Schedule

Read a note from Mary about the passing of B.K.S. Iyengar.

Light on Life Book Club

We are reading B.K.S. Iyengar's Light on Life together again in 2015 on Tuesdays at noon. For more information, visit our Events page.

Out of Town Workshops

Traveling? Join Mary at one of her out of town workshops.

Yoga Gift Certificates make great gifts.

Call (231) 526-5041 to order!

Red Elephant Jewelry

Mary's jewelry is also available at Northern Michigan Artists Market! Great holiday gifts!

View the recent article Mary wrote for Northern Express...

New Mats

If you would like to order a new thick mat, I am putting an order together. It would be like the orange one at the studio, a Manduka lite mat, an it comes in many colors. The price will be approximately $65. You may leave it or any other personal mat at the studio if you like, I am making a space below the table where the studio mats are kept. I suggest putting your mat in a bag to keep it separate.




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