Though I come to class with a plan, it’s secondary to the needs of the students.

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martha mccormick

I love teaching yoga. Even on mornings when I might be a little bit grumpy, once I greet my students it’s a good day. Though I come to class with a plan, it’s secondary to the needs of the students that fill my classes. I ask them to listen equally to their own voices as they do mine.

One of the greatest gifts of my yoga practice is the relationship I’m developing with my body. I strive to help other yogis honor their own bodies in this lifelong practice. I welcome questions; even when I don’t know the answer, we look it up and learn together.

Mine is not the traditional yoga body, and I was in my 50s when I began a serious practice, but the impact on my life has been profound. To see strength, flexibility and balance improve—that’s what I want to pass on to my students.

I weave stories and writings into my teaching. Yoga philosophy and mindfulness are a focus of my life. Extending yoga into my work as a coach and facilitator bring adventure and a sense of accomplishment beyond my expectations.