Meet Margi Young


Meet Margi Young, the newest edition to MFML’s world-class community of teachers. We connected with Margi recently to discover more about her journey with yoga, her joys and what she hopes to bring as a teacher on our platform.

What style of yoga to you teach?

My classes offer a range of styles but you will always find a centering ritual, keen alignment cues, and many invitations to pay attention! I weave a good amount of movement (sometimes in a flow style), breath awareness, philosophy, restorative, and even an inspiring quote or poem throughout my teaching. All of my verbal cues inherently whisper, “drop into this moment and cultivate clarity and ease.”

What brought you to yoga?

I was a dancer in New York and found myself so much happier on my thin blue mat than in the dance world. So it was a natural and wonderful transition for me and from the first day of my teacher training I knew I had found my passion.

Why do you teach?

I love sharing what I love! It is rewarding to guide people to themselves and watch tension drop away during a practice. When I teach brand new beginners, they sometimes report seeing the world as a brighter place, and we need that these days for sure!

What gets you out of bed in the morning?

My family, coffee, wordle (NYTimes word game) and my practice.

What is your favourite way to unwind?

 A bath with ylang ylang essential oil followed by legs up the wall pose with an eye pillow for sure!

Recommend your favourite books (1-3 titles)

  1. Bringing Yoga to Life by Donna Farhi 
  2. Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Will Kimmerer 
  3. Why Fish Don’t Exist by Lulu Miller

What daily practice would make you feel better?

I get much joy from deciding what to cook and making dinner, but sometimes the day doesn’t allow for this luxury. So a dreamy daily practice would be strolling through a farmers market to find the freshest offerings, returning to a clean kitchen, putting on a great playlist and leisurely crafting a meal for friends and family with someone else doing the dishes!

Beach or Mountain


Cat or Dog


Rural or Urban


Sunrise or Sunset


Spring or Autumn


Favourite food?

Burmese Tea Leaf salad

More about Margi Young:

Margi’s classes emphasize clear alignment, mindful breathing, diligent effort, and deep relaxation so that the benefits of yoga reveal themselves. She roots her yoga classes in Buddhist philosophy and in The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali so that the physical practice manifests in a calm mental state. She sincerely hopes that the practice that she offers helps her students stay centered and calm off the mat as well. Taking a cue from the Buddha, Margi’s classes are lighthearted as she believes it is imperative that we come together and study this vast subject with joy.

Margi holds a BA from Mills College in Oakland, California and an MFA from New York University in dance and choreography where she graduated with the Seidman award for excellence. In 2001, when she attended yoga teacher training at Cyndi Lee’s OM Yoga Center in New York City, she was certain that a life immersed in yoga was right for her. For 10+  years Margi taught at OM before moving home to San Francisco where she now teaches classes, workshops and trainings.

She also travels the world and is thrilled to also be able to offer her classes on Movement for Modern Life. Her main teachers have been Genny Kapular, Cyndi Lee, Jennifer Brilliant, Carrie Owerko, Martin Aylward and Tias Little. She is also certified in restorative yoga, cranial sacral therapy, prenatal yoga and mindfulness meditation. Margi was named one of the 100 most influential yoga teachers in America from Somima, an online publication. Read more about her at her website:


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