Founder and Director of The Lalitha® Institute, Margaret is a Professor of Yoga Therapy and Energy Healing on the faculty of Taksha University (TU) School of Integrative Medicine (SIM).  She combines her formal trainings and abilities as an intuitive, empath and healer to personalize yoga, meditation, hypnosis and energy healing for individuals, groups, corporations and healthcare facilities.  

To optimize results sought through the authentic traditional practices of Lalitha towards wholeness of body and mind, Margaret practices Vastu, the Vedic science of building.  Vastu integrates structures with all of nature, creating a free flow of energy, and bringing peace, health and harmony to all beings.

Currently teaching, lecturing, writing, consulting and producing guided meditation CD's, Margaret received her Advanced Yoga Teaching Certification through His Holiness Sri Swami Satchidananda, founder of Integral Yoga, her teaching certification in Yoga and Ayurveda from Dr. David Frawley and her E-RYT 500  teaching designation through Yoga Alliance. She is also a Vastu Practitioner.

Margaret is a Certified Hypnotist through the National Guild of Hypnotists and an NLP Practitioner through the National Federation of Neuro Linguist Programming.  She holds credentials as a Pranic Healer, Energy Healer and Gendai Reiki Master Teacher and is a Usui Reiki Master Teacher and Karuna Reiki Master Teacher through the William Lee Rand direct lineage.

Margaret attended the La Varenne culinary school under Julia Child and Anne Willan and believes food is medicine. In keeping with the Dhanur Vedas, Margaret holds a Black Belt in the martial arts. These interests, in addition to Yoga, contribute to her living and teaching others to live a healthy balanced lifestyle.

Margaret is a University of Iowa and Drake University honors alumna.  During college, she successfully competed in the Miss America Pageant.  After college, Margaret specialized in risk arbitrage as a Stockbroker on Wall Street with Ladenburg Thalmann, the second firm to list on the New York Stock Exchange.  It was during her career as a stockbroker that her interest in healing arts began.

In 2009, Margaret met Pandit Rajmani Tigunait (Ph.D), spiritual head of the Himalayan Institute and successor to Sri Swami Rama. She is now Panditji's student and has been welcomed into the tradition of the Himalayan Masters.


Yoga  | Yoga Therapy | Yoga & Ayurveda | Yoga Nidra (Guided Meditation) | Meditation | Pranayama (Yogic Breathing) | Whole Self Integration Therapy | Reiki Healing | Reiki Training | Pranic Healing | Energy Healing | Distance Healing | Aura Repair | Aura Charging | Cord Sessions | Sound Therapy | Crystal Therapy | Chakra Therapy | Chakra Balancing | Chelation | Brain Balancincg | Regression Therapy | Divine Connection | Light Weaving | Aura Combing | Aura Fluffing | Marma Therapy | Chambers of the Heart | Psychic Surgery | Vastu Consultations | Space Clearing | Tarot | Hypnosis | NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) | Wedding Officiant


Professor of Yoga Therapy and Energy Healing at Taksha University Department of Internal Medicine | Yoga Teacher | E-RYT 500 - Yoga Alliance Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher 500 Hours | Yoga Therapist | Yoga & Ayurveda Instructor | Meditation Specialist | Ordained Interfaith Minister | Certified Hypnotist | NLP Practitioner | Usui Reiki Master Teacher | Gendai Reiki Master Teacher | Karuna Reiki Master Teacher | Pranic Healer | Vastu Practitioner |  Black Belt | Intuitive | La Varenne Culinary School | University of Iowa honors Alumna | Drake University honors Alumna | Miss America Pageant (Swimsuit Winner) | La Varenne Culinary School | Stockbroker on Wall Street

Professional Affiliations

International Association of Yoga Therapists | Integral Yoga Teachers Association | Yoga Alliance | National Ayurvedic Medical Association | National Guild of Hypnotists | National Federation of Neuro Linguistic Psychologists | Hellenic American Women's Association | American Legion Auxiliary Lifetime Member | Phi Sigma Iota Lifetime Member | President's Club University of Iowa