United StatesCertified 500 hour Viniyoga Teacher, Certified Viniyoga Therapist
Nutritionist, Grower of Greens & Edible Things, Nature Lover, Perpetual Student of Life and Yoga, Mentor
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Mary Hilliker
United States
Certified 500 hour Viniyoga Teacher, Certified Viniyoga Therapist
Cancer, Cardiac, Chronic Disease, Chronic Pain, Senior, Other
Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist

Mary enjoys bringing the full range of yoga teachings into her classes with a gentle and playful nature. She teaches people of all ages, interests, and abilities.

-Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT), International Association of Yoga Therapists
-Over 3800 hours yoga teaching experience, 16 years as a teacher of yoga
-Practitioner of yoga for 25 years+
-Certified Viniyoga Therapist – 500 hour program – Studied with Gary Kraftsow and the American Viniyoga Institute, 2008-09
-Certified Viniyoga Teacher – 500 hour level – Studied with Gary Kraftsow and the American Viniyoga Institute, 2006-07
-Certified Hatha Yoga Teacher – 200 hour Level – Studied with Elizabeth (Chandler) Patric, 2002
-Registered with Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT 500 and a Yoga Teacher Training School at the 200 hour level
-WI Educational Approval Board Approved School – 200 hr (River Flow Yoga Teacher Training School)
-Member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists
-Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Past State President, Wisconsin Dietetics Association
-Certified Dietitian with the State of Wisconsin

Relevant Work History:
-Various positions with the American Viniyoga Institute including training coordination, faculty and project coordination with the 200 hour Viniyoga Wellness Instructor Training (2012, 2014, 2016), Foundation for Yoga Therapy (2011), Viniyoga Therapist Training (2012, 2014, 2016 programs)
-30 year career in public health, nutrition, and chronic disease prevention, working in private practice and local and state public health agencies, most recently with the UW-Comprehensive Cancer Center and as a consultant to Marathon County Health Department

Offerings at 5 Koshas Yoga & Wellness in Wausau, WI:
-General & Therapeutic classes
-Workshops, Retreats, Mini-Retreats
-Worksite & Other Special Yoga Events
-240 hr. Yoga teacher training in collaboration with the River Flow Yoga Teacher Training School and American Viniyoga Institute, LLC
-Private Yoga Instruction, Personal Yoga Classes or Individualized Yoga Therapy
-General Yoga and Yoga Therapy group class series program development for worksites and studios
-Mentoring and professional development for yoga teachers and Yoga Therapists

Mary's love of family, friends, hiking, biking, paddling, gardening, cooking, nature, reading and travel informs her approach to teaching and life.