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Margaret is a Senior level III Iyengar Yoga teacher, and has been teaching since 1979. She has visited the Iyengar Yoga Institute in Pune, India many times and was privileged to have been taught by BKS Iyengar himself, since the late seventies, in England, Europe and U.S.A, and from 1981 at the institute in Pune; and latterly taught by his daughter, Geeta, and his son, Prashant; and now his granddaughter Abhi—who has taken up the mantle from her revered grandfather much more since his death at age 95. And since the sad death of Geeta Iyengar Margaret has also studied remedial yoga with Stephanie Quirke (who has worked directly with the Iyengars in Pune for many years).
Margaret has developed, over the years, through her experience in Yoga, pranayama, meditation and Chinese Medicine, a complete practice in order to reach a deeper spiritual awareness It is a lifetime’s learning process and is a very exciting and stimulating journey. Margaret has boundless love and passion for her practice and her teaching and finds it very rewarding to help her pupils discover a deeper level of Yogic awareness. She has boundless compassion for finding ways to practice with difficulties or injuries.
Margaret teaches weekly classes and one-to-one sessions locally in Cookham, Maidenhead and Marlow; monthly Sunday morning workshops (now on Zoom) for intermediate students to further their practice; weekend and one day workshops in England and Ireland; and also, several times a year she runs Yoga holidays – in Crete, Spain, Italy, Turkey, Canaries, and Kerala, India, and other locations; as well as guest teaching mainly in Europe and the U.S.A.
Margaret is also a qualified Acupuncturist, Tui Na practitioner (Chinese specialist deep massage). She gained her MBAcC at College of Integrated Chinese Medicine and did post graduate studies at Zhejiang College in China in 2000. She is experienced in treating many disorders and practises in Maidenhead and Cookham, Berkshire.
List of Margaret’s Sessions
Exploring sequencing leading to 'ease' in backbends
Sat Visnu Middling
Description coming soon.
We will use chairs - not necessary to have special Yoga chair
Have a bolster - or two if you can. Blocks and blankets will suffice if bolster not available
revolved and twisting and what benefits they bring
Sat Visnu Middling
This class will work though revolved asanas and seated twisst finding new experiences and depths in these asanas and assessing the benefits
exploring different methods for revolfed standings including using wall chairs - bricks
seated twists usig chair and floor work to enhance depth of understanding of these beneficial asanas
Props needed - blocks - bricks - belt - blanket - chair
Sat Visnu Mild
supported asanas for - relaxation. - chest openings - heart openings - finding a quiet mind
followed by short seated pranayama session and supine breathing and savasana in depth
You will need a bolster, or two, if possible - blocks and a folded blanket will work if bolster not available
A warm quiet spae