“One Yoga has been my yoga home since the studio opened in 2002. Acting as the organization’s Managing Director from 2006-2010, deepened my dedication to our mission and to the students and teachers whose hearts enliven our beautiful space. I am committed to our service both in the studio and in the community.”
After more than two decades of professional acting and university teaching, Margie took her first yoga class at the YWCA with Lisa Belfiori and wondered why all actors weren’t learning these practices that so immediately cultivate spiritual presence, concentration, self-discipline, strength, stamina, flexibility, kinesthetic awareness, breath support, stress management and much more. She is now a certified Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga instructor teaching at One Yoga, as well as with the Freshman Company of the University of Minnesota / Guthrie Theater BFA Actor Training Program, and with patients and staff at the Penny George Institute for Health & Healing at Abbott Northwestern. Her extensive background in theatre (she holds a BFA & MFA in Acting), training in hospice and bereavement care, and interest in the journey of awakening into presence adds a unique dimension to her knowledge and teaching style. Margie’s calming presence and playful nature supports students on their own journey of self-discovery and transformation.
She has explored approaches to Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, Manju Jois, David Williams, David Swenson, Danny Paradise, Larry Schultz, Matthew Sweeney, Lisa Belfiori, Kate Thorsen, and Julie Lerner-Schmidt, studied kirtan with Dave Stringer, and been influenced by the teachings of Leonard Jacobson, Ram Dass, John O’Donohue, Eckhart Tolle and Michael Brown.
Margie plays harmonium and leads yoga chanting events. She sings with Morning Star Singers, a local volunteer hospice choir, and co-leads yoga retreats in Mexico.