ananda, a sanskrit word meaning “bliss” has inspired me since i first began studying yoga philosophy. the word refers not to a fleeting happiness but an unconditional joy that we all possess, like a baby.
as i began to form my style i kept coming back to the idea of living in a “blissed” state, and loved how similar the word was to “blessed.”
and so the “blissed” philosophy was born.
hi, i’m mary beth. welcome to my little home on the web.
i’m a yoga teacher, writer and life coach, as well as a lover of avocados, homemade chai tea, and hip hop. i am an iowa girl living blissfully in venice beach with my husband and our lovable english bulldog, rosy. you’ll find me riding my bike, going to the farmers’ market, and taking roadtrips with my fam.
whether it’s through a sweaty yoga practice, a gratitude meditation, or a conversation over coffee about life goals, my mission is to lead people toward their bliss. sustainable, fulfilling, ohmygodilovemylife bliss.
i am the co-founder of rock your bliss, a yoga and goals movement inspiring and empowering others to live the life of their dreams. goal coach jacki carr and i lead worldwide retreats, workshops and trainings.
i’ve traveled the world working with professional athletes and creating sustainable, rehabilitative yoga programs. i have also developed classes held at the down syndrome association of los angeles for teenagers, newborns, and their family members.