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Maggie Compernolle

 

As both an oncology nurse and a yoga teacher certified at the 500-hour level, I love helping others help themselves.

 

I have taught English in South Korea, taught mindfulness to new nurses, hospital leadership, and cancer patients. I have taught yoga to Korean women in a shelter, kindergarten students, cancer patients and caregivers, super fit millenials, and scores of beginners. 

My own yoga journey has shifted from a focus on how yoga makes me look, to what it enables me to do, to how it makes me feel. This perspective has evolved my teaching style to focus on fundamentals, on sensation, on true connection to the breath and body. 

 

I am a firm believer that getting back to the basics does not mean "easy" or "beginners" yoga. Advanced practitioners have the challenge of revisiting foundational concepts with new eyes, a beginner's mind. Moving slowly, with intention and awareness, is simple but not easy. I welcome you, Student of all abilities and backgrounds and degrees of understanding. You are invited to this time, together or on your own, to your mat, to explore and observe, and to become curious and fascinated.