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megan_black_white_lightAbout Megan:

“My goal as a teacher is to provide uplifting, nourishing and educational classes to assist my students own personal growth and transformation.”

As a licensed Yoga Teacher/Bodyworker, Yoga Tune Up® teacher and FRC mobility specialist. Megan’s work is heavily influenced by her knowledge of anatomy, biomechanics and yoga philosophy, and her primary focus is longevity in practice.

Megan’s passion and drive to understand the body and how it works comes from her own personal journey to a pain free life after suffering a severe spinal injury as a child. First, with an interest in Bodywork, Megan received an associates degree in massage therapy in 2003 and began working with modalities such as deep tissue, lomi lomi, herbal poultice massage and hot stone therapy. In 2013 she traveled to Chiang Mai, Thailand to study Thai massage and Thai herbal therapy. Around the same time, in 2002 she took her first yoga class, and it was there that she discovered movement as a form of physical therapy for her everlasting back pain. As she dove deeper into yoga philosophy and meditation, she realized this was the path for her and in 2009 she received her first yoga teaching certificate and has been teaching both private and group classes ever since. In February 2018 she completed her certification to become a Yoga Tune Up® teacher and currently teaches YTU workshops and classes where she lives in Zürich, Switzerland.

Megan continues to be inspired by many different styles of yoga including Iyengar, Anusara and Katonah, as well as many other wonderful ways to move and challenge the body and mind such as strength and mobility training, trapeze and other areal arts, scuba diving and surfing and is always up for something new.

In 2014 Megan left her home in San Francisco and moved to Zürich, where she currently resides with her husband and puppy.

Megan’s Teachers:

Katchie Ananda and Sianna Sherman- Anusara Yoga. Doug Keller- Yoga Therapeutics. Sean Haleen- Yoga Alignment. Jack Kornfield- Buddhist philosophy and meditation. Jill Miller, Laurie Streff, and Dawn Adams- Yoga Tune Up. Dewey Nielsen- Functional Range Conditioning

About Soma:

so·ma   \ˈsō-mə\   [noun]

The word Soma can be found in both the east and the west, always relating to health, vitality, and the physical body.

Sōma, translated from ancient Greek, actually means body.

You can also find Soma in the sacred hindu texts, the Vedas, in the form of a plant from which an elixir is extracted, that provides health, vitality, immortality and the fulfillment of all human potential.

The name Soma also refers to one of three distinct energies within Prāna. It is the aspect of Prāna that makes a living thing whole.