Meg began practicing yoga nearly ten years ago - her main objective - she wanted to get "toned arms". To her amazement, it took her on a journey of physical, mental and spiritual enlightenment. As her interest for yoga grew, she realized that practicing yoga more often made her feel better on every level and she wanted to share this feeling with others.
She qualified as a Yoga Alliance Certified teacher in July 2007. Meg is currently the only Yoga Alliance 500 hours registered teacher in the South West of England. She is dedicated to furthering her understanding and knowledge of this amazing ancient practice and regularly undertakes further training at the Centered Yoga Institute's base in Thailand as well as participating in regular workshops with some of the world's best teachers.
Meg teaches a range of students, whose skill level ranges from beginner to advanced level (some with their own practice). She also teaches day-long workshops which are usually based on a particular theme and are a fun combination of theory and practice. Whilst her roots are planted firmly in Ashtanga yoga, Meg also uses this ancient practice as inspiration for her yoga-flow classes, as well as slightly more laid-back, restorative practices.
Meg describes yoga as the epitome of an all-encompassing approach to total wellness. She thinks that its' basic foundation - that true health can only be obtained by keeping body - spirit and mind balanced, is mirrored perfectly by the ethos at The BodyHoliday.
Whilst her roots are planted firmly in Ashtanga yoga, Meg also uses this amazing ancient practice as inspiration for her yoga-flow classes, as well as slightly more laid-back, restorative practices to leave participants with more of a sense of calm. She also enjoys creating sessions focused on getting to more challenging areas such as tight hips, painful backs, and shoulders which refuse to drop down from the ears.
As another step along her journey with yoga, Meg has recently undertaken teacher training with ‘Relax Kids'. Relax Kids is an innovative and unique teaching system which encourages children to learn to relax, breathe, use their imagination, improve their listening skills and, perhaps most importantly build their self esteem.
Meg is dedicated to furthering her understanding and knowledge of this amazing ancient practice, which she believes has fundamentally changed her life. She regularly undertakes further training at the Centered Yoga Institute's base in Thailand as well as participating in regular workshops with some of the world's best teachers, including John Scott, David Swenson, Lino Miele, Richard Freeman, Danny Paradise and Chuck Miller.
Meg's master yoga classes include:
- Restore; Release; Renew - A gentle, restorative practice that is perfect for the start or end of the day. Using blocks, cushions, bands and the breath you'll work through relaxing yoga poses to release tension, calm the mind, and soothe the body. Combined with groovy music, in purely peaceful surroundings; it's effort-free yoga!
- Let the sunshine in - A dynamic, flowing process based around the various types of Surya Namaskar (sun salutations) found through different yoga forms. Within these beautiful sequences lies a complete practice to challenge body and mind. Each form holds within it an asana (pose) for every bit of you from head to toe; you'll feel the heat inside and out.
- Traditional Ashtanga: Find the ‘pow' in power yoga - Ashtanga yoga is the form of yoga which many modern day ‘power yoga' practices are based upon. The sequence of asanas were threaded together many thousands of years ago, on an ancient understanding of how body, breath and mind should work together to create balance and pure health free from disease. This powerful practice is just as relevant today as it was then. Be warned; it could change your life!
- Dancing Warriors - Find the way of the peaceful warrior in this energetic, flowing, practice. No sense of rhythm is required; just the ability to breathe and move at the same time! This class will combine strength, grace and power as we flow from standing to seated asanas which will tap into your inner warrior and leave you ready to tackle your day with tranquillity, tenderness and yet strength.
- Open your heart - Opening your heart can be a scary thing but with gentleness, compassion, warmth and courage it is possible (and can even be fun). This dynamic practice, using poses to open and strengthen shoulders, core, legs, and back, will lead us gently and easily to the ultimate expression of a truly open heart; back bending.
October 1st, 2011 to March 30th, 2012.