About Mara Colbert

My name is Mara Colbert. I have studied and practiced yoga since 1998 and have made a life of teaching yoga for the past decade. My interest in the full and varied tradition of hatha yoga has always led me to pursue studies in many forms and lineages, including ashtanga, vinyasa, Iyengar, Anusara, and Bikram. I am an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance (YA) at the 200-hour level (E-RYT) having received a “certification” with a concentration in ashtanga yoga at Yoga Yoga Teacher Training in Austin, Texas.

Aside from my teaching certification, I have attended teacher trainings with Shiva Rea and Baron Baptiste and have had the good fortune of learning from many master teachers, including Rodney Yee, Ana Forrest, Seane Corn, John Friend, Desiree Rumbaugh, Christina Sell, John Shumacher, Aadil Palkivala, and Tias Little.

After teaching at several of the best-known yoga studios in Austin, I moved to my hometown of Kansas City in 2004 and opened a yoga studio called Inspire Yoga. Over the next few years, Inspire Yoga became one of Kansas City’s most well-loved and respected yoga studios with some of the best instructors in town. In 2010 I merged Inspire Yoga with another great yoga studio, Yoga Gallery, and am now happily teaching classes to an amazing group of dedicated students alongside the best teachers in the area.

I teach what I consider eclectic hatha yoga, and depending on the class, it may be called yoga, yoga flow, hatha yoga, hatha flow, or vinyasa flow. While I have studied many of the major yoga “styles” in depth, I am not married to any one style, and I use what speaks to me and has worked for me over the years. My teaching is informed by the wisdom imparted from the teachers I have learned from, and from my own practice. My in-depth knowledge of various styles of hatha yoga, as well as a thorough understanding of anatomy, physiology, and the strengths and limitations of individual bodies, allows me to tailor each class to suit the participants. Students in my classes receive individual attention, as well as the respect and space they require to discover themselves through the practice of yoga.

Find my teaching schedule and events at www.inspireyoga.com


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