Mary Jane Kasliner worked as a health care practitioner for nearly 20 years before delving into the fields of feng shui and yoga – two ancient disciplines that utilize the universal life force energy that animates all living things.
Mary Jane completed world-wide certifications in classical feng shui in 2002 under the tutelage of world renowned feng shui masters Alan Stirling, Roger Green and Yasha Jampolsky. Mary Jane’s in-depth knowledge of feng shui led to the opening of the Teaching Tortoise School of Feng Shui in 2005 and the authoring of three books, 16 training CD’s, 6 E-Series programs, co-author of 5 books with 3 more in the works, along with several TV and radio appearances.
Albeit Mary Jane had been practicing yoga since 1995, she decided to take on the role of teaching yoga in 2008 when she completed her 200 hour certification in Hatha Yoga at Center for Health where she studied under Dawn Keen and guest teachers Seane Corn and Doug Swenson. Mary Jane also completed the 90 day Baron Baptiste Personal Revolution program that same year at Yoga Bliss.
In 2009, Mary Jane was part of Seane Corn’s Off the Mat and into the World Humanitarian effort to Uganda. Mary Jane raised over 5 thousand dollars for orphaned children due to war and AIDS in Uganda. Several years later, Mary Jane continued her yoga education receiving her Mastery of Meditation with Anmol Mehta, 100 hour Mastery of Chakras with Bodhi Yoga Center, and 30 hour advance training in Anusara Yoga from Yoga Anjali. Mary Jane continues to take yoga workshops, labs and additional immersion trainings in yin and Laughing Lotus yoga.
Mary Jane believes yoga is what empowers the mind and body providing a foundation to self knowledge. Feng Shui empowers the space and surrounding land. Both practices unveil the true nature in a visible and unseen level – a powerful combination that reveals the first Taoist Principle: “all is one.”
Mary Jane teaches a vinyasa style approach that weaves together creative sequencing of asanas (postures) with wisdom teachings she captured in her third book; Mother Nature, A Bridge to Conscious Living – a direct result of personal meditations with seven powerful manifestations in nature. Her main goal is to serve others locally and globally by teaching them how to live more fulfilled and inspired lives.