Meet the Staff
Mary Hardison, 200-RCYT, is a peace-loving, fun-loving, ray of sunshine, whose motto is to always love your mind, body & spirit as it is TODAY! Mary has been practicing yoga & meditation on and off for 10 years, with her practice being more focused & consistent in the last 2 years. It was during those last 2 years of consistent practice that Mary saw how much Yoga improved her mind, body & spirit and she felt COMPELLED to help the world feel what she felt – such JOY & PEACE!! So she opened Celestial Sunshine Yoga, LLC. in May of 2020 to spread the joy, compassion, and love to her community. She received her 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Certification through the Yoga & Ayurveda Center in Pennsylvania in 2020.
If you're on a path to finding your inner peace & joy, then Mary is the Yoga Instructor for you! Mary's classes are the perfect blend of introspection mixed with mindful movements, providing a fun but challenging session, leaving you with lasting positivity to carry with you throughout your day and beyond.
About the Virtual Studio
Our mission is to improve the quality of life for people by providing yoga services that focus on mind & body positivity through positive affirmations and encouragement. Our motto is, “ALWAYS remember to LOVE your body as it is TODAY!”
THE STORY BEHIND THE COMPANY
The seed for this company was planted the day the owner's Father, Michael Simms, died of Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer on July 6th, 2019. Mary watched him suffer for 20 years prior to his diagnosis with extreme back pain caused by a workplace injury that she could do nothing to help him with. When the family received his cancer diagnosis in January 2019, Mary then watched her father suffer not only from his back pain but with bi-weekly chemo treatments, that wreaked havoc on his mind & body. Mary's focus then was to help her Mother & Sister care for him.
Mary's life changed the day he passed away. She then spent the next 8 months trying to make sense of her Father's death. She began meditating daily, finding some sessions lasting for hours, in which she would feel calm, peaceful, & serene afterwards.
Then The 2020 Pandemic hit & Mary's anxiety was uncontrollable, she had always suffered from anxiety but not like this! She was suffering from daily panic attacks; meditation wasn’t an option as she couldn’t even get one deep breath in. Then she remembered Yoga, she had been practicing on and off for 10 years, so she decided to stop focusing on her breath & started focusing on movement – she knew the breath would come eventually. She started practicing Yoga 2x a day, in the mornings to “start her day right” & then in the afternoons to refresh & renew. A year and a half later, she is happy & healthy & has found peace & joy!
It is because of the many years of watching her Dad suffer & the anxiety Mary felt during a world-wide Pandemic, that she decided she wanted to help people feel good & be happy so she started this Virtual Studio to do just that!