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In 1979 Maggie was working the graveyard shift and decided to use some of the wee hours to practice the yoga poses in a book that fell into her hands by chance. The book was by Richard Hittleman, titled The 1960’s One-Man Yoga Movement – and it’s still in print. So when things got quiet, she got on the floor. Later that same year she enrolled in her first yoga class. Jan Lambrecht, who was the first yoga teacher at the Bloomington YMCA, was her first teacher. Maggie worked with Jan steadily and in 1982 she joined her as a fellow yoga teacher and has continued to teach there all these years. In 2013, Maggie stepped out of the Y and joined the Touchstone yoga team.
Since those beginnings, she has continued to build her practice by studying with remarkable teachers. She lists these as her most important influences: Judith Lasater, Rodney Yee, Donna Fahri, Erich Schiffmann, Gary Kraftsow, Victor vanKooten, Angela Farmer, Desiree, Lilias Folan, Jean Couch, John Friend and Kali Rae. Maggie is the embodiment of a growing cultural phenomenon – the cultivation of the union of body and mind – and is a real treasure for all who wish to learn yoga.