Maggie Mae Anderson was given Light on Yoga by B.K.S Iyengar when she was 13 years old by her father. Though the text was completely beyond her teenage comprehension, she looked at the pictures, followed along and her love for yoga was born.
Eleven years later, while studying massage and holistic health at The Heartwood Institute, she was lucky enough to study Iyengar yoga with Gayna Uransky four days a week. Upon moving back to Vermont in 2001 she began teaching and went on to get certified in Sivananda yoga, took intensives with Patricia Walden, Ana Forrest, Seane Corn and Desiree Rumbaugh and attended many workshops at Kripalu. She has completed a 1000 hour Integrative Yoga Therapist program under the tutelage of Joseph LePage and is a graduate of Johnson State College with a Professional Studies degree, her focuses being Psychology and Wellness and Alternative Medicine.
Maggie Mae deeply believes in the power of yoga and yoga therapy as a pathway to health and healing. In today’s world of noise, ever-invasive technology, hectic schedules and never ending to-do lists, yoga therapy is an invitation to slow down the body and quiet the mind. Her sessions focus on breath work, guided meditations and postures selected specifically for the needs and abilities of the person in front of her to create a space in which the stressors of life can become smaller and the sound of the inner voice stronger. Maggie Mae views being a yoga therapist as a honor and an opportunity to support others in creating new ways of interacting with themselves and the world, forming new habits and finding their own answers. Yoga therapy is a useful tool to support people at any stage in their journey. Whether struggling with depression or anxiety, going through a transition, or dealing with an injury, yoga therapy can be an important part of the healing process.