My yoga teaching career started in 2007 - and I continue teaching one-on-one and small group weekly through my website,
Currently, you can find me most Sunday mornings for a yoga workout group class at ToneUpFitness gym located in Chicago, near Norridge.
I also love running a year-round yoga workout outside at the local parks - yes, even during winter!
I call my teaching style Adventure Fitness, offering a selection of classes that challenge, yet are fun and inspire. All levels are always welcome.
 Enjoy some of my favorite photos from my classes.  Also, be sure to learn more at, - I'm always adding new offerings!
Mary Lou Cerami
RYT200 Yoga Instructor
ACA SUP L2 Paddle board Instructor

Life is full of meandering paths. If our path was smooth and straight, we wouldn’t become the people we are. The bumps I encountered in the road are when I was forced to persevere. When I first learned to paddle board, I was terrified of falling off my board. I wouldn’t allow myself to relax, my muscles became so tense I wasn’t able to breath and notice my surroundings.
But when I finally learned to relax, to ground into my feet, to remain rooted and upright and strong – well, after that anything was possible, and still is.
Paddle boarding is the ultimate parallel of life. We fear falling in every sense of the word, but it’s when we fall, and learn to fall with grace, that’s when we become who we are destined to be.
It’s incredible to witness any one of my students move through the stages of fear and lack of confidence and in the end, emerge determined and strong – it’s really something to behold, and it's changed me beyond words.  ~Mary Lou
Mission statement
As a paddler, my company has been focused on sustainability towards our lakes & beaches before SUP and SUPYoga became the buzz word that is it today. We are committed to continue working with those who hold the same values towards our natural environment and reducing negative human impact on land and water on which we play.
Workout with friends
There's nothing like working out with a group of like-minded individuals. We always work hard - but also have fun and support each other like friends should.
Classes at the park and forest preserve include weights, kettlebells and medicine balls and you never know what we're going to work out on any given day - I like to call it a Yoga Workout (formerly known as Yoga Bootcamp, back in the day)

You are guaranteed to leave feeling strong, balanced and relaxed, both inside and out.

Photos were all taken with the bomb-proof Olympus TG- Tough series cameras through the years. Enjoy my adventures! Follow me on my social media channels as well as my Adventure Fitness website at And this year we celebrated twelve years of teaching. Life just doesn't get better than that. Good vibes!

Photos are property of Mary Lou Cerami and may not be reproduced without permission, Thank you.

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