Name: Maggie Loveday
Yoga first came in to Maggie Loveday’s life in 2004 when she was studying social work. Her yoga practice was a good compliment to the stressors she was confronted with in the profession.
Her first teaching experience was in 2009, teaching yin in Texas at a spa for women. She also instructed a yin/yang class with a group of triathletes. She spent two years in Guatemala where she had the pleasure of introducing yoga (in Spanish) to children, teenagers and families.
She followed her dream of traveling to India to study yoga at an ashram where she trained as a hatha yoga teacher with Yoga Vidya in Dharamsala. She has had the privilege of studying with Power Living community, Tiffany Cruikshank of Yoga Medicine and Noah Mazé of Yogamazé.
Getting to know the crew:
Share with us a life turning point and the favourite lesson learnt?
Meeting my husband at the stroke of midnight in Dallas, Texas. The favourite lesson learnt was that true love does exist and that New Zealand is an incredible country to live in.
When you are not extending, bending and sweating what do you like to do?
Take our dog Squirrel for a walk, have a nap, enjoy a cup of tea, read a book, travel, knit, experiment with essential oils, hike, swim in the sea, make raw goodies, try new vegetarian recipes, laugh, spend time with family…
My toughest learning experience has been…
Two years living and working in a third world country. Learning how to adapt and assimilate to a new culture- speak the language, eat the food, participate in activities, etc. More challenging than adapting to the lack of running water, food hygiene, etc. was the violence, sexual harassment and assumptions about my culture. The toughest learning experiences are the most rewarding!