Margot was first drawn to yoga as a university student suffering from low back pain. After finding relief, she became an avid practitioner and has been doing yoga for many years now.
Margot has relied on yoga to keep her centered through the many challenges she has encountered throughout her life. With a long list of health professionals keeping her body running smoothly while training for triathlons, kayaking, and running, Margot decided it was time to truly take responsibility for her health to prevent further injuries.
She chose to dive deeper into the practice by taking a 200 hour teacher training program with the intention of improving her core strength and agility.
She finds since having yoga in her life, that there is a new quality of happiness, bubbling up from within. There is a joy that can no longer stay hidden and must be shared with others!
|Hometown:||Originally born in Moncton, grew up in Ottawa, but Halifax is home.|
|Nickname:||“Maggie Muggins” (but no one calls me that now!)|
|I wish for:||To create space in my life for all things important to me.|
|I am thankful for:||my 3 daughters, my family and friends, my health.|
|What gives you peace?||Being still, being active.|
|Why Yoga?||To keep me centered, peaceful and physically fit.|
|3 words to describe you:||nurturing, adventurous, energetic.|
|What/who inspires you?||Anyone reaching for their potential and helping to make this world a better place.|
|What you can’t live without?||Tea, exercise, books and my glasses.|
|Favorite yoga pose and why?||Prasarita Padottanasana (wide legged forward bend) to headstand. It just feels right and it took a while to achieve!|
|Secret comfort foods?||Chocolate!|
|Words to live by (or your favorite quote):||“Ni un paso atras – siempre adelante”. Don’t look back, always look ahead – rough translation)|
|Best advice you’ve ever received (from who?):||I was sitting on a beach with my mother one day when I was young and she said – “Margot, never forget how to relax”.|
|Words to describe your teaching style?||I invite my students to grow slowly and patiently into the postures, their strength and flexibility improving with each practice.|
|What do you love to do for FUN?||Traveling the world, learning languages and eating delicious food prepared by the locals.|
|When/where/with who was your first yoga class?||Simon Fraser University when I was 19 years old.|
|Local escape:||The beaches, the ocean the waves.|