Yoga has the power to heal, transform, and uplift both body and soul. It’s a practice that brings physical and mental wellness together in a harmonious dance. At MINT, we are delighted to introduce our newest yoga instructor, Seara Mainor, whose journey through yoga embodies the essence of this ancient practice.
Seara Mainor’s introduction to yoga came during her high school years, a time when her body endured the rigors of competitive sports. She initially embraced the 26×2 sequence, formerly known as Bikram yoga, as a means to counterbalance the physical toll her athletic pursuits had taken on her. While she quickly recognized the physical benefits of yoga, it was the immediate sense of peace, connection, and self-compassion that truly resonated with her during those moments of intense focus.
What makes Seara’s approach to yoga unique is her commitment to being a “lifetime learner.” She is driven by the belief that yoga is not just a series of poses but a path to self-discovery and personal growth. She encourages her students to listen to their bodies and express themselves fully on and off the mat. In her classes, Seara cultivates an environment of compassion and kindness where students feel safe, welcomed, and deeply connected to their own bodies.
With a strong athletic background and a daily Mysore practice, Seara offers a unique perspective on yoga sequences, making her a perfect fit for those seeking powerful Power and Vinyasa flows. However, she’s also skilled at tailoring classes to the individual needs of her students, ensuring that yoga is accessible to everyone, regardless of their experience level or physical condition.
Seara’s journey to becoming a yoga instructor is a testament to her dedication and passion for the practice. After completing her undergraduate studies with dual degrees in Biology and Cognitive Science with a concentration in Philosophy at the University of Virginia (UVA), where she was a decorated athlete in soccer and field hockey, she went on to earn a Master of Public Policy Degree. In April 2023, she received her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Certification from Flow Yoga Center under the guidance of Debra Perlson-Mishalove and Marie Belle Riviera Perez.
Beyond her role as a yoga instructor, Seara is a true adventurer at heart. When she’s not guiding students through their yoga practice, you can find her immersed in the great outdoors, playing soccer, running, reading, or painting with friends and family.
At MINT, we are thrilled to have Seara Mainor as a part of our yoga community. Her dedication to the practice, commitment to her students’ well-being, and her multifaceted background make her a remarkable addition to our team. Whether you’re a seasoned yogi or a beginner looking to embark on a transformative journey, Seara’s classes at MINT will leave you feeling inspired, rejuvenated, and deeply connected to the power of yoga.
Join us in welcoming Seara Mainor to MINT, and let’s embark on this yoga journey together, one breath at a time.