We believe that yoga is for everybody, and for every body—a practice to be enjoyed by all ages, shapes, sizes and levels of ability. No body is good at yoga. No body is bad at yoga. We are all just here, in the moment, trying to discover a little about ourselves on this journey towards a better Self.
Maggie Carr - Founder
With a background in dance, Maggie was first introduced to yoga in the late 1990s. It began as something she did a couple of times a week at the local gym, but it was in 2000 that Maggie truly found yoga – or rather, yoga truly found her. After being involved in a sailing accident that saw her lose the fingers on her dominant left hand, Maggie embarked on a journey to heal hand, head and heart, and a daily yoga practice became an essential part of her life.
Maggie initially began teaching the Bikram Method in 2005. She owned two busy hot yoga studios in Melbourne for more than a decade before being drawn to the ocean and the beautiful Mornington Peninsula in 2016. Her travels have involved studying Vinyasa and Hatha yoga in India, plus training in Yin and Restorative yoga, myofascial release and mindfulness meditation.
Maggie’s own practice has led to the discovery that the days she practices yoga are simply, better days. Her teaching comes from the heart and a place of non-judgement. She wants everyone to just come to class and do their best - but most importantly, to enjoy time spent on the mat so that life is better off the mat!
Ocean Beach Yoga acknowledges Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders as the first Australians & that the Mornington Peninsula is home to the Boon Wurrung / Bunurong members of the Kulin Nation, who have lived here for thousands of years having traditional connections and responsibilities for the land we walk on. We pay our respects to all Elders past and present.