Maggie was born and raised in Chicago, IL and has been living on Maui for over 10 years. Maggie fell in love with the island-life while here on vacation in 1997. Seeking a more natural, organic, and wholesome life-style, she returned a few years later and had an awakening that prompted her to leave the city-life and make Maui her home. After her mother was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, Maggie realized the delicacy of life and made a choice to live a more conscious, awakened, and dedicated yogic life-path.
After several years working in the corporate Fashion Industry (in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Maui) and owning her own local business, she manifested a future that ran more parallel to her devoted spirit. She soon found herself on a life path to a more perfect version of herself; educating, evoking, and empowering women in her own local community.
Maggie delivered her 1st baby naturally at home in Kahakaloa together with her husband and the assistance of a midwife. This incredible experience has encouraged Maggie to become a childbirth educator, all-natural/homebirth advocate, a Pre-natal Yoga Teacher and an aspiring Doula/Midwife.
Maggie practiced Bikram Yoga exclusively for more than 10 years, although really enjoys the dance-like flow of Vinyasa and Ashtanga Yoga, due in part to her extensive history of theatre and dance. She was first introduced to Surya Namaskar A & B when she was 12 years old at a Theatre/Dance retreat in Chicago, IL. Ever since, she has had a strong connection to the abundant and everlasting world of Yoga/Movement. Maggie believes yoga is not just physical movement but a way of life. It is something to fully embody with our mind, body and spirit in all aspects of life. This is her biggest joy and challenge. She has studied with yogis from all over the globe, most recently with Nicki Doane and Eddie Modestini at Maya Yoga, here on Maui. Maggie integrates all her teachings, styles, and influences into each and every class and beyond.
Maggie Bijl's Story...
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