Owner of Spira Power Yoga® Studios, Inventor of M3B Method®, Founder of Spira Mindful Wellness™
sharing a love of physical well-being
Dora is an ERYT and the owner of Spira Power Yoga® studio. She is the inventor of M3B Method®; a mindfulness-based philosophy and training methodology, the backbone of Spira Power Yoga®.
Dora Gyarmati founded Spira Power Yoga in West Seattle's Admiral Neighborhood in 2011 and expanded to Issaquah at the beginning of 2019.
Inspired by the benefits of mindfulness practice in the Spira community, Dora decided to expand outside the yoga studio walls. Thus, Dora founded Spira Mindful Wellness.™ With over 18 years of experience, Dora has developed multiple lectures on stress management, resilience, meditation, and interpersonal awareness. Weaving, Eastern and Western Philosophy, psychology, yoga, and neuroscience.
Dora’s European heritage and education in the sciences and the humanities created a unique style. This style blends Eastern and Western theological, literary, and scientific traditions that are reflected in both her yoga teaching and mindfulness lectures.
Dora teaches yoga and mindfulness from life experience and extensive reading in philosophy and theology, emphasizing the need to balance effort and ease with a lighthearted attitude. She often uses humor to carry students through the tough elements during yoga practice and mindfulness lectures.
Dora’s experience includes a lifetime of active pursuits, beginning with her study of ballet and gymnastics in Hungary at age three. Also an ardent runner, she was introduced to yoga in 2002. At the time, she worked as a Research Biologist, and trail running was a way of life, a connection to nature, and meditation. When she found herself with a knee injury, she just had to find a way to build back strength and stability in her joints; yoga seemed like a natural choice.
She fell in love with yoga but quickly realized that it needed to be “updated” to keep it safe anatomically, and to meet the lifestyle needs of people in the 21st century. Over the years, Dora developed her own methodology: M3B Method®.
Mindful Movement Meditation and Breathing is the fruit of 18 years of studying yoga, philosophy, anatomy, neuroscience, and mindfulness.
Beyond Yoga - Lectures and Educational Seminars on Mindfulness for First Responders, Hospitals, and Corporations
In 2018, Dora spun off a sister company to Spira Power Yoga, Spira Mindful Wellness, which specializes in creating unique lecture series on stress management, mindfulness, and resilience training for the professional community. Spira Mindful Wellness, utilizing Dora's special M3B method® (M3B = Mindful Movement Meditation and Breathing)
Spira Mindful Wellness is here to make your workplace healthier by tailoring our teaching to fit your unique challenges.
The goal is to help reduce feelings of emotional distress and to provide a forum to engage the unique struggles inherent in a specific professional field. By presenting thoroughly researched topics in science, philosophy, and history, and connecting Eastern Wisdom with Western Science, we provide more than just research statistics; we provide an effective tool kit designed specifically for your workplace.
a life time of learning
Dora has a BA in Art History and a BS in Neurobiology from the University of California San Diego. She worked in immunology research prior to her business and yoga career.
She has completed Level I, Level II and Level III teacher training with Baron Baptiste. She also studied with and takes inspiration from Shiva Rea, David Swenson, Ana Forest, Brian Kest, Dharma Mittra, Ed Clark, and Simon Park. Most recently, Dora has completed Trauma Sensitive Yoga Training with Hala Khouri.
Dora believes a good teacher never stops being a student. She continues to take continuing education workshops and attends university lectures online regularly. She is also an avid reader, believing that the deepest education comes from our own hunger for curiosity; reading and studying literature, spiritual studies, philosophy, and science.
Writing on mindfulness
Dora writes a blog on mindfulness and nutrition.
She also frequently contributes to a column on mindfulness in the Issaquah Reporter