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Margo MacFarlane

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I found the practice of yoga at a local gym in Natick.   I was a stressed parent of two very busy young boys and my life was in perpetual motion.  I was encouraged by a friend to try yoga - I had dismissed it assuming that it "wouldn't be enough of a work out".  When I finally took a class It felt to me that a long missing puzzle piece was put into place and I re-established a connection between my mind and body through movement that I had long lost since taking modern dance classes in my 20's and evolving into an over scheduled adult and stressed parent.  I could slow down -- breathe -- move with awareness.   I found more balance.
Over the last18 years my yoga practice has been and continues to be a constant companion and support to call upon when I need to balance myself as I try to mindfully navigate through my life and stay centered through times of change.   There is so much power in the simplicity of slowing down and moving mindfully with breath.  

I completed my 200 hour RYT at HYP Studio in Needham in May of 2014.  I work as a Physician Assistant in an adult medicine practice and have completed clinical training in Mind/Body Medicine at the Benson Henry Institute at Mass General Hospital,  Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction at UMass Center for Mindfulness, Yoga for Cancer with Tari Prinster at Kripalu and Mindful Yoga for Cancer at Duke University Integrative Medicine with Jim and Kimberly Carlson.   I hope to further my training and teach the practice of yoga and mindfulness to people living with cancer, chronic medical issues and stress/anxiety to build resilience and live with more comfort and ease.

Spirit Bear Buzz

'Come here to fall in love with Yoga (all over again, if applicable).
If you happen to be new to yoga or want to perfect you're downward dog, I highly recommend the Intro Series -- Christy and Lali taught mine and both were supportive, knowledgable and adorable in every way...'

Jillian H. via Yelp - read full review here 


'...In the the few months that I've been going, I've attended classes taught by five different instructors and they've all been amazing. Most classes are an hour and a half, but they do offer an intense hour long class on Sat mornings that they call the Hour of Power. I've seriously never sweated so much in my life as I do during these classes...'

Stephanie F via Yelp - read full review here


'This studio is one of the best around. I used to live down the road and took classes here regularly enough to become a studio assistant.  The heat and temperature at Spirit Bear is by far the best I have seen. A lot of placed in Boston I have been to don't seem to have it quite right.  Spirit Bear is also CLEAN!!! I hate going into a class where there are sweat puddles and hair from the previous class on the floor. I really like the instructors (who are educated and in tune) and the flow of the classes are great. I wish there were more studios like Spirit Bear in Boston.'

Courtney via Yelp - read full review here