Margaret graduated with a Diploma of Yoga Teaching from International Yoga Teachers’ Association Inc in 1995, established her business of Greenwood Yoga Academy in 1999 with her husband and became a Registered Training Organisation with National Vocational Education and Training Australia in 2009. Due to her passion for excellence in training in Yoga, Margaret developed and presents the only government accredited training course for Yoga Therapists which is within the Advanced Diploma of Classical Hatha Yoga for Yoga Teachers and Therapists.
Volunteer work on the committees of IYTA in WA and Yoga Teachers’ Association of Australia (now Yoga Australia) provided Margaret with an understanding of the rapid progress of Yoga in Australia. Whilst chairing the small Yoga Therapy committee for YA in 2006 Margaret collated information from many sources in Australia and overseas to draft a document for YA to help define the difference between a Yoga Teacher and a Yoga Therapist.
As a means of recovery from a serious car accident in 1985, Margaret’s GP recommended she learn and practice yoga and this was her introduction to yoga and yoga as a therapy. From this healing experience for her body and mind and the understanding that people often require different approaches to yogic techniques, Margaret dedicated her time to studying the many lineages and styles of Yoga to develop her practice of Classical Hatha Yoga. Margaret has been teaching Yoga and practicing as a Yoga therapist for more than 20 years, has applied many techniques to help her manage her health issues over the years and enjoys sharing how the practice of yoga can assist people with the many challenging stages of their life.