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Growing up in Sioux City, Iowa, Gary spent his youth enjoying the peace and quiet of the great Midwest.   His first exposure to yoga came in the late 1960’s as a college student.  Since that time, yoga, chi gong, meditation, and spiritual study have helped balance the pressures and demands of  legal and business careers.  Through the years he has been blessed to learn from many of the great yoga teachers of our time including Pattabhi Jois, Chuck Miller, Maty Ezraty, Richard Freeman, Gabriella Giubilaro, and Ramanan Patel.  Moving from New York to Los Angeles in 2002 to study full time with Miller and Ezraty, he received their teaching authorization after serving as their assistant and completing their teacher training.  After Ezraty and Miller sold Yoga Works, retired from daily teaching, and moved to Hawaii, he and his wife Melissa founded Home-Simply Yoga in Santa Monica, CA, a center for personal growth and healing.  Their dream was to create a place which served as both a community center and resource for those seeking to learn the ancient practice of Ashtanga yoga in an environmentally friendly facility.

In addition to teaching yoga and operating Home-Simply Yoga, Gary combines the experience and expertise he acquired as a corporate finance attorney and senior executive of a Fortune 250 New York Stock Exchange listed media and entertainment company, with a life time devoted to personal consciousness development to teach, consult, design and engage individuals and organizations in a range of developmental approaches, theories, and applications for real world impact.  His consulting work includes companies ranging from start up to well established businesses.  He also coaches and mentors individuals to help them gain personal satisfaction and success with their careers and personal lives.

Gary writes and speaks on topics including business and organizational development, aging, the baby boomer generation, yoga, and addiction recovery.


Gary Margolin

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