Margaret founded Invisible Bee in 2010. When the studio first opened, she was excited to care for a group of students and teachers. But, she never could have expected the individuals that make the studio what it is. Her deep love of them grew and was a total surprise, to be honest. Their dedicated practices, hilarious senses of humor, open, kind and wise hearts move her everyday. In 2013, Margaret proudly handed the reins of the studio to the now owner, Roberta Dahl-Dietrick, continuing to work alongside her to help manage this studio she loves so dearly.
Margaret is a 230 Hour Certified Hatha Yoga Instructor, registered with the Yoga Alliance, trained at the Yoga Center of Minneapolis. In addition, she has certification to teach Restorative Yoga from master Judith Lasater, certification to teach Yin Yoga from Michelle Pietzrak Wegner, has completed a cumulative over 200 hours of advanced training with Tantric yoga masters Rod Stryker and Jim Bennitt, Fluid yoga with Kevan Gale and Viniyoga with Gary Kraftsow. She continues advanced training whenever possible. She has been teaching yoga since 2009. And, she has practiced Tibetan Buddhist meditation techniques with various teachers since 2004.
Her inspiration comes from these masters and her original teachers Stephanie Creaturo and Lesley Desaulniers of Brooklyn, NY. Stephanie's earthy, perceptive and clear instruction combined with Lesley's fearless Jivamukti style inform Margaret's classes. And since moving to Minneapolis in 2008, Margaret found her home in the classrooms of Rachel Hiltsley another fearless Jivamukti teacher, Tantric teacher Tara Cindy Sherman whose years of experience and very presence greatly deepened Margaret’s knowledge and Ashtanga teacher Michelle Lynn who helps keep it simple for Margaret- practice, practice, practice.
In addition to her career as a yoga instructor, Margaret has also been a small animal veterinarian since 2002, she received her VMD from The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. She is a runner and has run multiple marathons, three of which she mentored novice runners acting as an assistant to the coaches of the Leukemia Lymphoma Society's New York City Chapter of Team in Training. She was born and raised in New York City. Her first connection to the Twin Cities dates back to her undergraduate days, she received her BA from Macalester College in 1996. She is also the proud mother of a beautiful gift to this world, her daughter Ramona.