Hello, I’m Margaret
My life changing moment came on New Year’s Eve 2005 in Wellington, New Zealand at my very first Hot Yoga class. I knew this was my way forward. Born on a tiny South Pacific island, I spent my childhood fishing from the coral reef and dodging falling coconuts. Moving to New Zealand, I went into the fashion and textile industry, a career which culminated in my own high-end bed linen company. It was only indirectly a people business and that was why, when the yoga studio owner suggested I train to be a teacher, a lightbulb switched on. I travelled to Hawaii to do the Bikram teacher training and closed my business. Everything changed. I taught full-time in New Zealand for two years then toured the world teaching, confirming that working closely with students and being part of their change was exactly what I wanted to do. In 2010, I followed my heart to Bristol, a city I quickly came to love. By 2012, it was time to open my own studio with a powerful ambition for its scale, style and ethical approach. The long search for exactly the right place led to the Brewhouse, and Pacific Yoga opened in 2016.