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Margaret Wagner is a writer, dancer, poet, and artist based in the San Francisco Bay area. Founder of WRITE IN THE BEAT, her classes pair mindful movement with written poetry and visual art. A certified Open Floor and 5Rhythms® dance/movement teacher, as well as a restorative and Yin Yoga teacher, Margaret leads programs across the U.S.A. and abroad and has taught at The Rubin Museum of Art and on the High Line park in New York City. She has won three Travelers’ Tales Solas Awards for Best Travel Writing, written articles for World Screen, and been published in Cacti Fur. Margaret has studied with Ellen Bass, Marie Howe, Jericho Brown, and Julia Cameron, in addition to conscious dance pioneers Gabrielle Roth and Anna Halprin. She has served as visiting faculty at the Omega Institute, Kripalu, and Mount Holyoke College. Currently completing Dancing Poems, a book of poetry generated after dancing or moving, Margaret is also writing a travel memoir retracing her mother’s seven-month trek through Europe in 1951.