Mary Kaye Chryssicas, R.Y.T.

A kid at heart, Mary Kaye's entertaining style and innate understanding of children and yoga make her classes popular for children of all ages.


Mary Kaye (Milmoe) graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in human development. After living the corporate fast track in Boston as an advertising director for several magazines, she decided to write books and teach children yoga. Mary Kaye discovered the transforming effects of yoga in 1995 and was quickly inspired. She has studied ashtanga, kundalini, hatha, iyengar and anusara yoga for many years. She has trained with Dharma Mittra, Shiva Rea, Ana Forrest, Rolfe Gates, Jill Miller, Desiree Rumbaugh, Seane Corn, Adam Nguyen, Bryan Kest, Leslie Kaminoff, and many more. Mary Kaye completed several levels of teacher training through the Radiant Child Yoga Program taught by Shakta Kaur Khalsa. She has spent over 15 years teaching and coaching children in various sport and yoga programs, including girls lacrosse. Mary Kaye is a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance.

"We are visitors on this planet. We are here for ninety or one hundred years at the very most. During that period, we must try to do something good, something useful with our lives. If you contribute to other people's happiness, you will find the true goal, the true meaning of life."

H.H. The 14th Dalai Lama

Mary Kaye began teaching children because she felt that she could have benefited from yoga as a child. As a former competitive gymnast and lacrosse player, Mary Kaye knows the value of working and playing hard. She found yoga empowering for children as they learned to move their bodies in ways they never considered and manage stressful situations just by using yoga breathing techniques.

Drawn to the creative, peaceful and heart opening aspects of yoga, Mary Kaye hopes that her passion for yoga is shared by the kids that she teaches. Her classes are playful, soothing, challenging, outrageous, energetic and soulful. Her entertaining sense of humor and innate understanding of yoga and children make her popular classes sell out quickly.

Mary Kaye teaches at Buddhaful Kids Yoga Studio, Laughing Dog Yoga, Wellesley's Recreation Department, Kid's Time Programs, The Walker School, The Harbor School and through private and public school programs. She lives in Wellesley with her husband, three children and dog.

Mary Kaye's latest student, Todd Baird, yearns to learn more yoga!

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