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.