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Mara Hesed

Podcast Writer & Presenter

Mara has been doing yoga for over half her life. She took her first class at The Ashtanga Yoga Shala in Seattle in the nineties. To pay for her yoga education, she cleaned the studio. Six days a week she’d wake at 5am, clean the toilets, then practice with the rising sun. (And she was not, nor has she ever been, a morning person!) But the yoga deeply compelled her. They say that people who take to yoga like that have already been doing it in past lives. Perhaps? Anyway it has definitely been an important part of Mara's current path. She no longer does her practice before 9am, but yoga has been a constant  and has changed her significantly for the better.  


Mara has been teaching for over 15 years. Trained at the oldest studio in Los Angeles, she has taught a few or a dozen yoga classes every week since. (She does take holidays off, though she has rarely been sick. And while she was in yoga class the morning her daughter was born, she did take maternity leave for about a month after birthing both babies!) 

Mara has led retreats, workshops, managed and taught in yoga studios. She started her own studio called hOM, originally operating out of her living room. Later she began making house calls for small groups, couples and individuals. Currently she teaches students in their living rooms all across space and time...on ZOOM.

I am so grateful for this community of conscientious practitioners!

Join our intimate live zoom yoga sessions from the comfort of your hOM (class times listed as pacific standard): 

Sunday, Yoga @ 9-10:30 AM 

Monday, Yoga @7-8:30 PM 

Tuesday, Yoga @ 5:30-7 PM  

Tuesday, Meditation @ 9-10 PM

Thursday, Yoga @9-10 AM 

Private bookings available upon request!

Email me for a link ~ homyoga@sbcglobal.net

"When was the last time you attended a yoga class and knew everyone's name?"


"Mara is a creative teacher who makes the familiar unfamiliar." 


"Mara's teaching is about discovery and exploration. She thoughtfully takes you through, building on your base and building confidence." 


"I can’t do the big groups. This is a truly supportive, non-judgmental setting to practice yoga one-on-one."


"Mara's excellent instruction is clear, soothing and gently demanding."


"The small classes form a strong community. We progress as a group while receiving individual attention."


"Mara truly creates the feeling of hOM."