Mara Branscombe

Inspired by her studies in Shamanism, Mara Branscombe has been teaching yoga for over a decade.

Her classes combine challenging and awakening energy through unique sequencing, articulate asana, grounding meditation, and enlivening pranayama practice. Her ability to hold sacred space for the hearts and minds of others offers a vast landscape for transformation within.

In her yoga teachings, Mara Branscombe weaves together her background as a dance artist, her practice in the shamanic tradition, and her eighteen years of experience on her mat - naturally what arises is a fluid, earthy, full bodied practice. Currently, Branscombe is a full mesa carrier in the Incan Shaman tradition and is the director of Rise Yoga, where she hosts international yoga retreats, teaches corporate wellness, and yoga at various studios in Vancouver. She works with professional athletes and teaches the Vancouver Canucks, the Vancouver Whitecaps and the dancers of Kidd Pivot.


    Yoga Nidra Meditation Video
    Yoga Nidra Meditation (December 2011)
    32 minutes
    Yoga Nidra, known as “yogic sleep” is an ancient practice that promotes full body relaxation and a deep meditative state of consciousness. Guided by Mara Branscombe and while lying in savasana, allow the events of your day to ...
    Available worldwide
    Ahimsa and Finding Peace Video
    Ahimsa and Finding Peace (September 2016)
    57 minutes
    A practice to support the gathering of self care and compassion with meditation, mudra, mantra, and a peaceful warrior sequence for shoulders, hips, quadriceps, and spine.
    Available worldwide
    Sunrise Flow For Energy Video
    Sunrise Flow For Energy (December 2010)
    25 minutes
    This short, dynamic yoga practice with Mara Branscombe is designed to awaken and open your body while deepening into your breath. This vinyasa flow practice will leave you feeling re-energized and ready to take on the rest of ...
    Available worldwide
    Take It Down Video
    Take It Down (January 2014)
    39 minutes
    This class from Mara Branscombe is one best suited for unwinding, slowing down, and rejeuvenating your body and mind. This practice is done entirely on the floor as a way to load off your muscles/joints and get into a deeper ...
    Available worldwide
    Sunset Flow For Relaxation Video
    Sunset Flow For Relaxation (October 2010)
    21 minutes
    This 20 minute sunset flow with Mara Branscombe is for ultimate relaxation. The class is designed to de-stress your mind and deeply relax your body while gaining flexibility. Great for people who are stressed, or having ...
    Available worldwide
    Boost Your Immune System Video
    Boost Your Immune System (October 2011)
    30 minutes
    Feeling run down? Boost your immune system with this Hatha yoga flow with Mara Branscombe. This class is designed to release stress and fatigue, to detoxify the body and balance the hormones you need for a strong immune ...
    Available worldwide
    The Quickie Video
    The Quickie (January 2012)
    12 minutes
    A ten minute practice with Mara Branscombe to reset your breath, clear your mind and to get you feeling good in your body. Great for stress or after your workout.
    Available worldwide
    Prenatal Yoga: Open Your Body, Connect to Your Baby Video
    Prenatal Yoga: Open Your Body, Connect to Your Baby (March 2011)
    45 minutes
    In this prenatal yoga class, Mara helps increase your energy and vitality during this precious time. The more you can release tension, the better for you and your baby inside. Connect with the growing being inside you in this ...
    Available worldwide
    Prenatal Yoga for Rejuvenation and Calm Video
    Prenatal Yoga for Rejuvenation and Calm (September 2011)
    29 minutes
    For all stages of pregnancy, get your body moving with this half hour class designed by Mara Branscombe to open your hips, feel fluidity in your spine, connect to your breath and your baby. Release stress and feel ...
    Available worldwide
    Hatha Yoga for Opening the Heart and Hips Video
    Hatha Yoga for Opening the Heart and Hips (February 2011)
    61 minutes
    A 60 minute flowing Hatha Yoga class with Mara Branscombe is designed to open your heart and hips, build strength and flexibility, and develop a deep feeling of relaxation in your body, your mind, and your breathe. A complete ...
    Available worldwide
    Dynamic Vinyasa for Strength and Balance Video
    Dynamic Vinyasa for Strength and Balance (August 2010)
    74 minutes
    This dynamic class With Mara Branscombe is designed to tune into your inner fire, strength, balance, and flexibility. Get ready to sweat, open your hips and heart, find your core strength, and move with grace and vitality. ...
    Available worldwide
    Ignite Your Mama Shakti Video
    Ignite Your Mama Shakti (June 2014)
    52 minutes
    Ignite your mama shakti with this all levels prenatal flow class from Mara Branscombe. Attune to your powerful feminine energy, awaken your inner fire and use it to release tightness, fear, stress, or resistance in your body. ...
    Available worldwide

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    donaldpiranty, posted on January 28, 2016

    Please can you do a 45 minute and a 60 minute yoga nidra video, please, please!!!

    SuzannaB@Gaia, posted on February 4, 2016

    Thank you for writing! I'll pass your comments on to our yoga production team.


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