Meet Mary Thorstad, founder of restore + YOGA


Mary is a physical therapist with over 20 years of experience practicing yoga. She guides students in safely exploring the limits of their strength and flexibility by giving expert attention to proper alignment and form.

Mary's introduction to yoga came through exploring forms of contemplative practice. She enjoys sharing her appreciation for the meditative aspects of yoga, often integrating pranayama, mindfulness exercises, and guided meditation in classes. Mary has found yoga to be a healing practice and powerful adjunct to traditional physical and therapeutic exercise.  She designs the sequence of asanas according to the needs of students.

Mary enjoys herb gardening and hiking in the woods, especially with girlfriends. Her favorite word for meditation is "loving-kindness". 

For information about private instruction, contact Mary at