Margot discovered yoga in 2003, after years of classical ballet training, and found the opportunity to practice movement without judgement or comparison refreshing and was instantly in love. She completed her 200 hour RYT certification through Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica in 2006. She began her journey as a yoga instructor at a small studio in Prague, CZ before returning to Oregon where she taught vinyasa, yin and restorative classes at a variety of studios and wellness centers. As a licensed clinical social worker, Margot is attentive to the intersection between yoga and social work and works to create space in her classes for the healing power of a mindful practice. Since 2010, she has enjoyed volunteer teaching with Living Yoga, bringing yoga to vulnerable individuals in our community. In 2014, Margot completed her prenatal yoga teacher training through The Bhaktishop in Portland, Oregon. As a mama herself, Margot is honored to offer prenatal yoga classes that provide a supportive and inclusive environment for individuals at all stages of pregnancy.
Margot is grateful to all the teachers she has studied with throughout the years, including Don and Amba Stapleton, the teachers of Unfold Yoga and the Samarya Center and Shana Celnicker-Chong.
When not practicing yoga or working as a social worker, Margot can be found soaking up time with her family, including her loving husband, two darling boys and their gregarious pup and enjoying her native city of Portland.