Mary Maitri Farel
Psychotherapy & Yoga
Mary Farel, LCSW, SEP is a psychotherapist and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner in private practice. She works at Wellness Embodied, a group psychotherapy practice in New Paltz, NY. Mary worked as a Clinician at the Partial Hospitalization Program at the Health Alliance of the Hudson Valley in Kingston, NY for several years teaching Dialectical BehaviorTherapy.
Mary works collaboratively with clients to identify and move beyond limitations and challenges, be it patterns in behavior, relationships or communication that may be barriers to a more authentic self. She utilizes and integrates components of psychodynamic, cognitive behavior, and dialectical behavior therapies. Mindfulness is an integral part of her approach. Mary is interested in and understands the importance of incorporating the body’s wisdom into therapy, particularly how it intersects with spiritual and psychological awareness that fosters healing and personal growth. Somatic Experiencing (SE), a body-oriented approach for stress/trauma developed by well-known Psychologist Peter Levine, PhD., has increased her understanding of the physiological and psychological effects of stress and trauma, and the ability to heal from it. She enjoys weaving the creative arts into sessions when appropriate
Mary is now seeing and accepting new clients at Stone Ridge Healing Arts.
Phone: 845 943-0075
Yoga: Gentle Basics with Mary Farel
The term "yoga" comes from a Sanskrit word meaning "union." Yoga involves the practice of physical postures and poses intended to promote the union of mind, body and spirit. In order to accomplish this, yoga makes use of different postures and movements (asanas), breathing exercises, relaxation techniques and meditation. Yoga is associated with a healthy and lively lifestyle and with a balanced approach to life.
Having originated thousands of years ago in ancient India, Yoga is humankind's oldest continuing physical discipline. Regular practice brings stability to the body and quiets the mind. It increases strength and flexibility while alleviating stress. Studies in the field of medicine suggest that yoga is the only form of physical activity that provides complete exercise to the body, because while it lubricates the body's joints, ligaments and tendons, it also massages the internal organs and glands. This in turn reduces the risk of many diseases.
Yoga can create a positive permanent difference to the lifestyle of anyone practicing it on a regular basis.
Mary Maitri Farel, CYT, LCSW is a certified yoga teacher who has taught in the Hudson Valley since 1998. She received her teacher certifications from the Satchidananda Ashram in Virginia. She has also studied Iyengar yoga for over ten years with teachers in NY and in California.
Mary teaches alignment-based classes with an emphasis on breath exploring the mind/body/spirit relationship. Her instruction is intentional and classes are paced slowly in order to recognize the subtleties of each pose. In Mary's classes students will use props to assist and support the body in postures if/when needed in order to optimize physical alignment.
Mary has taught classes in many settings, from yoga studios, healing centers and hospitals, to prisons.
Please email Mary Farel for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org