I am the co-founder and director of the Prema Shanti Yoga and Meditation Retreat Centre Mara began her yoga practice in 1986 and has been teaching yoga for over 15 years, holding yoga retreats, auyervedic workshops, teacher training, in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. I have tought in the one year yoga teacher diploma at the Wellpark College of Natural Therapies in New Zealand. My yoga philosophy and training has been influenced by Iyengar, Astanga and Satyananda yoga traditions.
Over the 25 year period that she has been practicing and teaching yoga, she has developed her own unique vibrant teaching style which is dynamic, inspirational and motivational, underlined with sound anatomical, physiological and bio-mechanical principles, emphasising Intention, Breath and Movement. The cornerstone of her teaching philosophy is the idea that the concepts of Yoga must be first understood through the body, and the dynamic, conscious practice of asana, and meditation.
The Prema Shanti Yoga and Meditation Retreat Centre was created to facilitate Mara’s teaching methods, which are a blending of Vinyasa, Iyengar, Astanga yoga, and the teachings of the yoga sutras, coupled with her unique approach to sequencing that is specifically designed to meet the needs of today’s yoga student