When Margaret started yoga in college, it served primarily as a cross training activity to a demanding athletic regimen. It wasn’t until she began attending classes at Yoga Haven that she realized there was much more to yoga than building physical strength and flexibility. Curious, she began her 200 hour teacher training at Yoga Haven in 2011 and discovered the extensive benefits of a more mindful practice. No longer just a series of poses, yoga became an ongoing practice of awareness and connection. Her least favorite pose is still savasana, but it’s a work in progress!
Margaret is especially interested in anatomy & physiology. She began studying it academically in college, but really became fascinated by the subject while trying to make sense of several injuries sustained rowing at the elite level, post-collegially with the US National Team. She has continued her studies in anatomy with a focus on the spine and yoga with Loren Fishman, MD, Alison West and Elise Browning Miller. Margaret teaches the anatomy & physiology section of Yoga Haven’s teacher training with the unique ability to make the material accessible and understandable for all types of learners. Margaret also teaches Yoga Haven’s “Mindfulness Matters,” curriculum in the local schools to faculty and staff, and manages the running of both Yoga Haven studios.