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Mary Beth LaRue


A Santa Monica-based vinyasa yoga teacher, Mary Beth received her 200-hour Yoga Alliance certification from Flow yoga studio in Washington DC, her pre- and postnatal teaching certification from Inspired Yoga in Washington DC, and her 500-hour teaching certification from YogaWorks in Los Angeles. MB also teaches yoga in drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers and mental health facilities in the Los Angeles area. Her classes have been featured in the Huffington Post and LA Yoga.

She began practicing yoga her first week out of college. Practically crawling to the neighborhood yoga studio after hours spent at a desk job, she found that rolling around on the floor and connecting with her breath was the simplest of pleasures. Who would’ve thought it would feel so good to sit and just breathe? That first yoga class turned into a full-blown love affair – yoga retreats, teacher trainings, two classes a day – and in the end she knew she had to help others uncover their innate joy.

In a fast-paced world, MB works to guide her students into a practice of stillness, joy, and compassion. She believes that looking at life through the lens of yoga is a transformative and awakening experience for the body, mind, and spirit and wants to share this life changing philosophy with others.

MB resides in Santa Monica where you can find her riding her bike, going to the farmer’s market, and taking roadtrips in her VW. She also loves avocados, homemade chai tea, and hip hop.