Post Graduate Diploma in Yoga Therapy (Viniyoga Healing Foundation of India), Graduate Diploma in Yoga Therapy (Sydney Yoga Centre), Advanced Diploma in Yoga and Ayurveda (India), Graduate Certificate in Pilates Method (UTS)
Margaret brings more than 20 years experience in mind-body health to her role as a yoga teacher and yoga therapist and she enjoys sharing the benefits of yoga with others. Margaret is also a qualified Pilates instructor. In 1994, Margaret founded the Yoga Studio in Newtown where she taught general classes and yoga therapy for over 10 years. She developed and taught a nationally-accredited qualification (Diploma in Teaching the Science and Art of Yoga).
Recently, she completed the three year, Post Graduate Diploma of Yoga Therapy in India studying under Dr. Natesan Chandrasekaran (MBBS), a practising medical doctor for over 30 years. This course combined the ancient teachings of yoga with modern medical knowledge.
Margaret teaches a personal yoga practice tailored to the goals, needs, and abilities of each student. After an initial assessment, she designs a short practice in conjunction with each student to address any problems or improve any areas that the student wishes to work on. The student is able to practice this sequence at home to work on increasing flexibility, improving alignment, and increasing strength and fitness.
Periodically, the practice will be modified so that the student continues to progress.Margaret applies a therapeutic yoga approach to a range of conditions including those involving the musculoskeletal, digestive, respiratory, cardio-vascular, nervous, and endocrine systems. Simple diet and other lifestyle modifications suited to each person may also be suggested.
Bachelor of Economics (Hons.) University of Sydney (1963)
Master of Economics, University of Sydney (1965)
Teacher Training Certificate, Sydney Yoga Centre, 1996
Certificate in Ayur Yoga, A.G. Mohan and Indra Mohan, Chennai, India, 1997
Certificate in Svastha Yoga, A.G. Mohan and Indra Mohan, Chennai, India 1998
Advanced Diploma in Yoga and Ayurveda, A.G. Mohan and Indra Mohan, Chennai, India 2003.
VHF Post Graduate Diploma in Yoga Therapy, Dr N Chandrasekaran and Yoga Therapy Australia, 2013