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Margaret Pitkin 

One part Han Solo, two parts Laura Ingalls Wilder, I am a life-long dirt lover, skeptic, and inquisitive thinker born and raised in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. I have been a dedicated student of yoga for more than 14 years and have spent over 1500 hours studying with many accomplished teachers. For the past 12 years I have taught yoga to a wide variety of students throughout Vermont and New England and I am registered with the Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT 500 teacher. As my own experience has grown I have become less and less interested in dogmatic approaches to yoga and the human body and more interested in the ever-present possibility of learning something new. I have a bachelor's degree in Geology from Smith College in Northampton, MA and am currently enrolled in graduate school at the University of Vermont where I am completing a doctoral degree in Physical Therapy. 

Note: The photo at the top of the page is of me 5 or 6 years ago doing a pose that I don't do any more because it requires excessive hamstring flexibility (as is the case with many yoga poses). Excess length in a muscle leads to joint destabilization, dysfunctional movement, and eventually to injury and pain, which was the case for me when I partially tore my hamstring doing yoga at a teacher training in 2007. Take a tip from me, don't overstretch your hamstrings!