Movement with Megan
I have been a practitioner of yoga for over 20 years. I began in college seeking a way to support my insomniac tendencies (total night owl!). I had been an athlete (if I dare say so) all my life playing soccer, volleyball, softball, basketball (for one season), and track. I knew my body craved some movement but I wasn’t interested in continuing with sports.
I had heard about yoga randomly from someone from my church the year before. I read studies that suggested yoga was good for insomnia, so I checked it out. My university offered the only class in town and it was at 7:00 in the morning. Yep, way too early for this night owl since that was about the time I was falling asleep! I did try to go to the class, and while the time didn’t work for me, I knew instantly that there was something to this yoga thing.
So, I went to Target, picked up a mat and a VHS tape (yep, that’s right! VHS with Rodney Yee!) and tried it! Almost immediately, I experienced the mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical benefits of yoga. It became a passionate medicine practice that has saved me countless of times as my mat became a sanctuary for me to express, explore, and exist.
It was never my intention to become a teacher, but I took 200hr Teacher Training through Core Power Yoga when I was going through a breakup. I needed something to focus on and a way to deepen my own practice, explore my own inner terrain, and to heal wounds that were festering within. It changed my life and opened me to a whole new layer of understanding of not only my physical body, but also of my vibrational/energetic bodies.
I didn’t teach right away, again, it was never my intention. But after returning to the mat and experiencing such bliss after an injury kept me from my practice, I asked the Universe to bring more yoga into my life. A friend at the time saw a posting for a substitute teacher and poked and prodded at me until I applied … and within a couple of weeks I was offered that class and in fact another one at a different studio.
I have been teaching for over 10 years and have continued my training through a variety of workshops, 65hr trainings, discovering through my own practice on the mat, and anything I could get my hands on while living the corporate life and working a 9-5. I have trained and taught in Vinyasa, Yin, VinYin, Nidra, and Restorative styles.
This Portal is a place of all my passions. I have picked up a variety of tools while on my Spiritual Journey that have helped me navigate the terrain of life. And I know they have saved my life at times, transformed them in others, bitch slapped me as a reminder, and then held me in the sweetness of their space. I want to share as much as possible just in case something I know can help someone else, as I was helped.