"I find refuge in yoga," says Margaret. "It allows my mind to move into stillness, leaving the world outside the yoga studio. It is a reminder to be present in the body."
Margaret, in the photo with a manta ray, also finds refuge in the deep, blue Pacific, as she and her husband, Carlos, free dive off the Kona Coast.
A Rolfer and Cranial Sacral Therapist by trade, Margaret enjoys helping her clients to discover their inherent abilities to heal and balance their bodies. Rolfing is a system of body education and physical manipulation. Treatment is divided into ten sessions, each building on the results of the previous.
"In these sessions, I work with the client's connective tissue, movement, and breath, in an attempt to bring all parts into improved functional alignment," she says. "Tension is released in the major muscle segments which systematically readjusts the connective tissue network." As Margaret continues, "Rolfing clients often comment on the intensity of the sensations as well as dramatic and enduring changes that occur physically and sometimes emotionally."
Congruent with her open and friendly attitude, Margaret and I often exchange thoughts about the benefits of our chosen modalities. Her 'happy heart' has led other bright and positive people to Kona Yoga and allowed her to accept and acknowledge the following:
"Being an avid runner for 25 years I began to wear my knees down. I found myself facing surgery because of a torn meniscus and found my way to Kona Yoga. I've been attending classes for about a year and a half with Don and Barbara. I no longer need surgery on my knee!"
For more information on Rolfing, contact Margaret at 326-1569 or e-mail her:bluemanta@ea rthlink.net
Photo: Carlos Eyles