Hilton Head: 1032 Wm Hilton Pkwy  | Bluffton: 3 Godfrey Place | Phone (843)247-4549

Mary Polite

RYT 200


I started yoga at Jiva Yoga Center in the fall of 2013 when I went looking for a new workout routine. It didn’t take long to realize that I was engaging in much more than an exercise program. I was mesmerized with how my body began to feel longer, stronger, and leaner. By attending class almost daily, I had the opportunity to experience a variety of instructors, and began to see that yoga was a mindset, an attitude and a positive way of living. I was hooked. Having spent 30 years as an educator and administrator at the elementary, secondary and university levels, I knew that as my practice evolved, I would want to share the joy of yoga with others. I completed the 200 hour teacher training program at Jiva Yoga Center with Jean Rioux and Vicki Rickard. It changed my life. Through the study of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, I came to understand the spiritual essence of yoga and how I want to feel about my practice, my teaching, and my life. I am truly honored to be qualified to teach yoga and to help others enjoy the power and peace that comes with committed practice

Hilton Head Island: 1032 William Hilton Parkway | Bluffton Location: 3 Godfrey Place | Phone (843)247-4549