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 a 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 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.