Teaching for a decade, Mara’s ability to hold sacred space for the hearts and minds of others offers a vast landscape for transformation within. In her classes you can expect to be challenged and awakened through unique sequencing, articulate asana, grounding meditation, and enlivening pranayam practice. Mara is greatly inspired by her studies in Shamanism and is a full mesa carrier in the Incan Shaman tradition. In her yoga teachings, Mara weaves together her background as a dance artist, her practice in the shamanic tradition, and her eighteen years of experience on her mat – naturally what arises is a fluid, earthy, full bodied practice. Currently, Mara is the director of Rise Yoga, where she hosts international yoga retreats, teaches corporate wellness, and yoga at various studios in Vancouver. Mara works with professional athletes and teaches the Vancouver Canucks, the Vancouver Whitecaps and the dancers of Kidd Pivot. Mara is a regular contributor to My Yoga Online and her yoga classes/guided meditations can be viewed online.