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Margaret Pitkin BA, DPT 

One part Han Solo, two parts Katniss Everdeen 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 possibility of learning something new when we take the time to pay attention. I hold a bachelor's degree in Geology from Smith College in Northampton, MA and a doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Vermont. I am licensed as a physical therapist in the state of Vermont and am currently employed as a staff PT at Lamoille Home Health and Hospice. As of January 2019 I will be offering private, cash based, Physical Therapy session on Mondays at Green Mountain CrossFit in Morrisville VT. Email me at margaretpitkin@gmail.com with questions or to make an appointment.

Note: The photo at the top of the page is me in a pose called upavista konasana. For many this pose requires excessive hamstring flexibility (as is the case with many yoga poses). Excess length in a muscle leads to weakness, joint destabilization, dysfunctional movement, and potentially to injury and pain. I am able to perform this pose in this way because I have very long arms (that's I can rest my elbows on the floor). Pro tip: be yourself, everyone else is taken. (Tip credit: Douglas Brooks).