Mara is a celebrated yogini and tantrika dedicated to the spiritual tradition of Free Yogis of the Himalayas. Having studied with powerful, spiritually-oriented practitioners such as Andrey Lappa, Chandra Om and Manju Jois, she has been exposed to a wide variety of asana systems and yoga schools. Mara has spent over a decade studying the Universal Yoga System, and working as Andrey Lappa’s North American assistant (Andrey being the creator of Universal Yoga). Through her studies and personal practices, she has found her voice as a householder dedicated to weaving together normal family life with the yoga practices of the Vajrayana (Tantra Buddhist) tradition. She is dedicated to bringing supple strength, powerful softness and practical proficiency to each person’s evolving relationship with yoga. Through her yoga school “Balanced Unity Yoga” Mara strives to create an atmosphere of scholarly learning, skillful practice and spiritual happiness.