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Maggie Sky (she/her), MA


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Maggie Sky (she/her), Director of Operations, Yoga and Relaxation Practitioner, natick, ma, instructor

"I would have to say that I am the "atypical" client among Maggie's clientele and I hope one of the more appreciative. As a result of a deep sense of stress in my business life, I knew it was time for me to seek some help to find methodologies and strategies to cope with the pressures I was experiencing if I truly wanted to exert control over how I felt. I knew I was not going to go to a class to seek out the help I required, so I needed to find a private way of exploring this new, outside of my comfort zone, realm for me. After doing some research, I reached out to Maggie to see if she could handle the assignment of helping a sarcastic Rottweiler. She said she was up for the challenge, so we embarked on this journey together.

Through her true sense of caring, listening and thoughtful suggestions, Maggie has crafted an ever-changing plan to assist me with relaxation methods and stress releasing exercises and movement through yoga. Her strategies for helping me evolve based on what I am encountering and how my body and mind are feeling and responding.

As my cardiologist noted at a recent appointment - whatever I am doing I need to continue with it - as it is having a "profound positive impact" on my blood pressure and overall health. Maggie's unique one on one approach is my therapy and methodology for handling what life has to throw at me, to help me appreciate what I have, realize just how fortunate I am and to help me be a new more relaxed form of me. I still have my moments of high stress, but now I have some strategies for successfully dealing with those moments. While I am sure that classes are great for some, this individual approach, which Maggie schedules flexibly around my schedule, is helping me to be a calmer, more controlled person." -Rob Cohen

"My husband and I, both in our mid-seventies have been taking yoga with Maggie Sky for many years and we are deeply grateful to her for helping us keep in great shape- strong, flexible, relaxed. Maggie has a very gentle soul and is deeply kind. There is not one fake bone in her body! She develops relationships with her students and cares for them as they practice with her both via Zoom and in person, and her caring goes beyond the walls or the screen. Maggie checks in to see what we want to focus on and creates a flowing class focusing on breathing, and postures. She is always ready with an alternative or modification of what she is teaching and reminds us all regularly to do what we need to do for ourselves. Choose to join a class with Maggie and you will be forever grateful." -Jackie Sand and Gus Freedman

Director of Operations, Yoga and Relaxation Practitioner

(508) 380-7812
learn2relax@yahoo.com

We each are like a drop in the ocean. It is up to each one of us to be responsible for how we live our lives and to take care of one another... in this way, we take care of the ocean.

I believe that the path to "wholeness" combines the clearing and healing personal work of body, mind, emotions and energy with cultural healing and wellness. Cultural healing and wellness comes when we each actively learn about ourselves and what our part is in the whole system in which we live. The health and wellness of each being affects all beings. The healing and strengthening of the most marginalized people creates healing and strength for all people. When we work to break down the imbalanced cultural system and work towards a healthier, more equitable and just way of living, this is cultural healing and wellness.

Our responsibility and work as humans on a "healing" journey path is to look deeply and honestly at who we are, truthfully at how we interact with others, diligently at where we came from, and persistently at our personal history and ancestral history. Our learning and understanding shapes our response to others and how we live, move and operate in this world. To heal, we need to be accountable-not solely for ourselves and what we need in our own wellness-but for our behavior in relation to all beings and how we operate in this world.

I bring this lens to all of my work: as Director of Operations at Roots & Wings and in the spaces that I hold as an instructor and practitioner. These are the roots that I've been deepening and growing. What I offer in my work is space for each individual to explore. To simply be. No judgement. No "shoulds." Just being, just as you are. Allowing ourselves time, space and breath to be with ourselves provides the strength and rootedness to move toward wholeness, cultural wellness and healing of each and every drop of the ocean.

Training and Educational Background

My learning started at Lesley University where I received my Master's degree, specializing in holistic studies within the counseling program. This started my path of working with individuals to deepen their connection with their true, whole selves, while learning to let go of what no longer serves them. Cognitive behavioral therapy, meditation and breathing techniques were the primary modalities I worked with.

As my learning unfolded, my inner healing work evolved. I've attended programs led by many wonderful teachers, most impactful in my learning include Babatunde Olatunji, social activist, educator and drummer; Gangaji, spiritual teacher and educator; Anodea Judith, author therapist and chakra expert; Sweet Honey in the Rock and Dr. Ysaye M. Barnwel, cultural activist, educator and singer; Toni Bergins, educator and founder of Journeydance transformative work; Melissa Patrick, equity and diversity educational consultant; Kimberlee Williams, diversity, equity and education coach and one very brief but powerful evening with author, poet and civil rights activist, Maya Angelou. I attended trainings, assisted programming and taught at Kripalu Center for Health between 1999-2006. I've completed certifications in neurolinguistic programming, hypnotherapy, the Enneagram, biodynamic cranial sacral touch, Journeydance, pregnancy yoga, and Kripalu Yoga.

I've taught nearly 3,500 classes and private sessions over the course of 20+ years. Those who have attended my classes or worked privately with me describe their experience as deeply healing and therapeutic.

Here are some of the things people have said about their experience with me:

I usually don't stick with one form of exercise or class very long. However, classes with Maggie have been the exception to my typical style. Maggie has helped me through several injuries and health challenges over the years as I return again and again to her classes. I have been able to remain consistent in my practice because Maggie teaches us to attend to our own bodies, minds and needs rather than to the instructor or classmates. She gently lays out progressive yoga sequences that build nicely so we don't over strain or injure ourselves. Whether one is a beginner or long time practitioner, Maggie tunes in and provides multiple ways to accomplish the same results in each class. She is attentive to the needs of each individual and class as a whole, asking what our needs are ahead of time creating a beautiful atmosphere of camaraderie while taking care of ourselves." - Jill Rabideau, Natick

"You are a wonderful addition to my world and I am truly so VERY glad I found you! I love your enthusiasm, your non judgemental attitude and your positive energy. I look forward to it every week more than I can put into words." - Marti G., Natick

"You are very tuned in to the participants' energy; your classes combine breath, posture, flow and spirit in ways that feel very intuitive and nurturing. You're a very skilled teacher and a have a presence that's both powerful and transparent - such a gift!" - Deb P., Newton


As Director of Operations at Roots & Wings, I also help people find teachers and practitioners to support them on their healing path. Feel free to contact me with any questions about Roots & Wings or, if you prefer, specifically about my classes and private work. I will make every effort to best direct you to the services that will be of most support for you.

Offering(s):
Yoga for the Body, Mind & Heart
Mondays (hybrid, in-person, weekly)
9:30—10:45 am

Yoga for the Body, Mind & Heart
Wednesdays (hybrid, in-person or remote, weekly, YES class 11/24)
9:30—10:45 am

Yoga for the Body, Mind & Heart
Fridays (hybrid, in-person or remote, weekly, no class 11/26)
9:30—10:45 am