Yoga’s main ideology is simple: mind, body, and spirit are all one and are inseparable. Through the careful guidance of the instructor you will learn to dive deeper into mind, body, and spirit. You will learn balance, reflection, and patience. You may find that your journey brings you flexibility and strength, as well as peace and a connection with the breath of life.
Megan completed her 200-hour teacher training with Iyengar instructor, Nikole Fortier, in San Diego, CA. She recently completed an additional 85 hours in prenatal and postnatal yoga with Sue Elkind in Lambertville, NJ. In addition to university coursework in anatomy and physiology, Megan trained as a doula at UCSD Medical Center and brings a deep knowledge of women’s health and body mechanics to her students.
With a focus on proper alignment as well as stretching and strengthening the body, Megan strives to make class approachable, peaceful and fun. She offers modifications so all levels are welcome!
Top 10 Health Benefits:
- Eases pain
- Improves balance
- Jumpstarts a healthy lifestyle
- Lowers blood pressure
- Boosts your immune system
- Builds muscle strength
- Reduces stress
- Protects your spine
- Helps you sleep deeper
- Makes you happy!
Yes! Yoga meets you where YOU are at. Whether you’re an advanced practitioner, or you’ve never even stepped on a mat, yoga allows you to go at your pace. That being said, check with your doctor to make sure you are allowed to exercise. If you are – come join us! All ages, shapes, sizes and abilities are welcome!
No way, yoga is for EVERYONE! You don’t need to fit a certain body type or ability level to begin your practice. Men, women, young, old, athletes, couch potatoes, long time yogis, total newbies, health nuts and those just starting a health journey practice yoga. If you want to improve your overall health then this is for you.
No problem! Yoga isn’t a flexibility contest – most students can’t touch their toes when they first start taking classes! Yoga is about slowly and consciously increasing your flexibility – at YOUR pace – so you can feel better, relieve aches and pains and prevent future injury. Flexibility will come with time and practice. It’s never expected at the start!
All you need is a mat, maybe a water bottle, and an open mind! If you have questions about picking out the right mat, Megan is happy to make some recommendations. As for yoga attire, I recommend clothing that is easy to move in and stretchy – like leggings or other workout clothes. Clothing that is more fitted allows the instructor to see your body shape more easily and ensure that you are in good alignment.
For sure! I suggest not eating a big meal or drinking a ton of water right before class. A full stomach doesn’t feel great once we get twisting and moving! And one more thing… know that the hardest thing about yoga is getting on your mat. The rest is feel-good fun and nothing beats that after yoga glow!