Welcome to Mary Borton Movement!
(formerly The Heart of Teaching)
Life is MOVEMENT...settle in and enjoy the ride!
Movement with meaning enriches all aspects of our lives.
Through yoga, movement exploration, self-awareness and play, we engage in practices that bring about a wholly inhabited experience of body and life!!
The Heart of Teaching Founder
200 RYS Teacher Training Program Director
Mary Borton, E-RYT 500, is a Registered Yoga Teacher, somatic movement educator, explorer, and personal mindfulness guide. Mary encourages others to understand and inhabit their bodies through movement, play, and deep listening. With a light-hearted and sincere approach, Mary guides others to remember themselves as integrated, whole-hearted beings living in synchronicity with others and as part of the natural world.
Mary’s foundations in movement began in traditional and modern yoga perspectives. Over many years, her movement modalities have become infused through her extensive studies in related fields, including somatic awareness, human development, mindfulness, trauma, poly-vagal theory and personal experience. Having earned certifications and training in multidisciplinary approaches to whole-body understanding, she has studied trauma-informed yoga, prenatal yoga, EmbodiYoga®, Coreawareness®, Yin yoga, therapeutic applications in yoga, and more. From this extensive array of methods, practices with Mary often take a creative journey into territories that bring about more curiosity and deeper understanding.
Specializing in private and small group interactions to bring out the true essence of her intuitive offerings, Mary sees clients both online and in studio settings. She offers individual and group classes and workshops to all. Mary is the founder of The Heart of Teaching 200-hour RYT certification and continuing education programs for yoga teachers.
She supports children, educators, and schools through her partnerships with Zensationalkids ® as a program developer and facilitator bridging yoga and mindfulness into educational institutions.
Mary is a wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend of many. You can find her working and playing in her hometown community of Troy, Ohio.