Mary is an award-winning photographer, author of 4 books, certified kundalini yoga instructor, humanitarian, and world traveler. She has led programs at Apple, Stanford, Intel, and worldwide.
And from Mary: I've lived many lives.
In I981 I moved to Palo Alto, California, the epicenter of Silicon Valley. It was exciting to live down the street from Steve Jobs, meet geniuses every day, be a mom, raise my family, and photograph start-up stars, angel investors, 722 weddings, families, babies, authors and in 2009 the Dalai Lama.
Being in Palo Alto taught me to Dream Big and create a network that really rocked.
My photography business flourished, I wrote my first book, and started doing yoga and meditation 25 years ago.
It changed my life. I lost 35 pounds, felt more energetic, and razor-honed my focus.
Speeding into 2009 I sold my belongings, and started a never ending world journey in 33 countries traveling solo and shooting, writing, and teaching for humanitarian foundations and leading retreats in Asia, South America, and Central America.
A big gift to myself was meditating with masters in Nepal, Thailand, and India, practicing how to stop worrying and live life. I'm still learning how to do that.
They taught me to surrender and it worked. Being peaceful takes practice.
I used to live a life of cashmere, comfort, and buying stuff. Now I value experiences, discovering the world, and helping people connect to their divine nature.
The truth is, I was searching the world for the mystical island of Kauai.
One day while living in Thailand I suddenly heard my heart pounding with visions of Hawaii, so I bought a one-way ticket to Honolulu from Bangkok and arrived with 3 pieces of luggage, not knowing a soul, on December 3, 2013.
I instantly fell in love with it.
You may want to join me on Kauai or in Mount Shasta this summer.
I've learned local secrets I'm head over heels thrilled to share with you.
Photography, Writing, and Kundalini Yoga retreats is what I offer you. You'll nourish your spirit, rejuvenate your life, and experience the best that Mount Shasta and Kauai offer. Guaranteed.
These sacred places will invigorate your mind, re-set your life, and dazzle your spirit.