Southern Utah native Mary Susan Stults has been practicing Yoga for over 19 years, since she was a young teen, surfing for 17 years, and paddling for over 6 years now. Born in Fort Payne, Alabama, Mary Susan was raised in Cedar City, a town in southwest Utah about an hour from Zion National Park. Mary Susan, an avid nature lover, grew up exploring the many hiking trails, rivers, rocks, mountains, canyons, and the endless outdoor beauty of Utah and Colorado with her friends and family. Despite growing up landlocked Mary grew up a deep love and appreciation for the ocean and water and that passion has only grown with each passing year.
After moving to Boulder, Colorado in 2001 to attend the University of Colorado-Boulder, she has made Colorado her home for nearly 15 years. As an outdoor-enthusiast-at-heart, you can often find this nature lover hiking or biking on a trail, paddling, surfing, practicing yoga on the water, camping in the mountains or desert, or exploring her yoga practice outdoors! Mary Susan loves to share her passion for the outdoors and adventure with those around her, which has led her to plan and lead yoga retreats and adventure yoga retreats in Colorado and abroad.
An absolute people person, Mary has taught Yoga for adults, all-ages, family, adaptive, tweens, teens, kids, and tots for over 5 years, and is a certified 500+HR RYT Yoga & Meditation teacher, a WPA/Paddle Into Fitness Certified Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) and SUP Yoga teacher, certified Kids Yoga teacher, certified Adaptive Yoga teacher, and is known by all for her enthusiasm and positive outlook.
Mary Susan teaches a knowledgable, dynamic, sustainable, and compassionate, alignment-based practice that weaves and blends together the traditions of Ashtanga and Iyengar. Many describe her energy as contagious, finding her nurturing, wise, grounded, and patient style of teaching to be welcoming and supportive. She infuses her Yoga, Meditation, SUP, and SUP Yoga classes, workshops, and retreats with her grounded yet light-hearted nature. For Mary, being a student of the practice of yoga is as important as being a teacher. When she is not working and teaching herself you can often find her in a teacher training or yoga intensive with her forever teacher, Maty Ezraty with whom she has completed over 500+ hours of formal training. She hopes to help others delve into what it means to live well physically, mentally, and spiritually, by exploring and developing their own yoga practice, and translating the joy, strength, confidence, mindfulness, balance, and grace that we find on the mat, into our lives off the mat!
Mary Susan teaches Yoga, SUP, SUP Yoga, and Meditation for Amana Yoga Studio in Boulder, The Sol Shine in Denver, Altitude Paddleboards in Denver, Rocky Mountain Paddleboard, Urban Peak Shelter in Denver, and for her companies, Float & Flow Yoga & SUP, and Adventure Yoga For Kids throughout Denver, Boulder, and beyond. Mary Susan leads Yoga & Meditation, as well as adventure Yoga-SUP-Surfing retreats in Colorado, Mexico, Costa Rica, Aruba, Nicaragua, and will be adding retreats in Utah, California, Arizona, El Salvador, Hawaii, Thailand, India, Bali, Brazil, Belize, Greece, France, Italy, and beyond over the years to come. She leads AYFK Kids Yoga Teacher Trainings several times a year through her company Adventure Yoga For Kids, and will be offering SUP & SUP Yoga Teacher Trainings through her company Float & Flow Yoga & SUP beginning in 2017. She also offers Yoga, Meditation, SUP, and SUP Yoga privates, small-group classes, corporate yoga classes, workshops, trainings, and events nationally and internationally.
She wholeheartedly believes that Yoga, Meditation, Stand Up Paddleboarding, & Surfing are for everybody, and is passionate about sharing these gifts, as well as her love of nature, adventure, and the outdoors with all ages.