Maggie McDowell


Maggie is an educator of many kinds in Durham, North Carolina. She earned her M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Early Childhood Education at the University of Texas at Austin. She has been sharing yoga with her students and her fellow elementary school teachers since she became a certified yoga teacher in 2013. The tools of yoga and mindfulness empower her students to take their social and emotional wellbeing into their own hands. She is a 300-hour certified Baptiste Yoga Leader and a long-time mentor for Africa Yoga Project. Finally, Maggie is the founder of Balanced Teachers, an online community for educators that prevents teacher burnout through self-awareness and self-care. You are most likely to find her leading staff yoga breaks, taking deep breaths, and learning corny jokes from fifth graders.

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