BORN: to explore
CURRENT TOWN: oaktown
OCCUPATION: spreading the news
Margi’s classes emphasize correct alignment, awareness of breath and intense relaxation so that the benefits of yoga reveal themselves. She roots her alignment-based vinyasa classes both in Buddhist philosophy and in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali to invite the physical practice to result in a calm mental state. She offers personal attention, both verbal and hands-on, to help her students clarify and deepen their practice. Taking a cue from the Buddha, Margi’s classes are light-hearted; it is imperative that we come together and study this vast subject with joy.
After receiving an MFA from New York University ‘s Tisch School of the arts, Margi was a professional dancer and choreographer in New York. But, her yoga mat and teaching called her name loudly and in 2001 she became certified from Cyndi Lee’s OM Yoga Center, where she taught for 10 years, was a primary teacher on the teacher training staff, and headed the restorative department of the studio. She is also certified in pre-natal yoga through Integral Yoga Center and restorative yoga through Judith Lasater, and continuously studies the teachings of BKS Iyengar. She has lead numerous workshops and retreats in the USA and around the world, and regularly leads teacher trainings in Bali with Recharge Retreats. Margi relocated to her home town of San Francisco in 2010 and has recently happily moved to Oakland. For more info please visit www.margiyoung.com.