Meet our awesome teacher, Meah! 🤘🏼
What have you been theming about lately?
My life is chaotic (four young kids, a husband in the military, etc, etc), but the thing I’ve come to realize is that everyone’s life has some form of chaos. That’s why the theme I always come back to is, “The lotus flower blooms BECAUSE of the mud, not in spite of it.” I love this theme because it reminds me that all that chaos in my life is really a training ground for growth if I just choose to shift my perspective. The greatest gift yoga has taught me is that we ALL have that choice to shift our perspective if we only choose to do so.
What's your favorite before-teaching snack?
Well… ideally, I enjoy a homemade green smoothie (spinach, walnuts, banana, & almond milk is my current fav) before teaching. Sometimes that happens and other times, if I’m being honest, I just grab a Life Saver on the way into the studio.
When you are not teaching, what do you like to do?
I ADORE the written word so I’m always reading a book or two and reflecting inwardly via journaling. I’ve recently started sharing some of my stories on Medium. (see link in bio) In addition to yoga, I love training my body by taking barre & pilates classes and I even recently got certified to teach mat pilates. I love just being with my husband (he’s the coolest!) and most of the time, I love being with our children and watching them grow. Whenever the chance arises, I also love traveling to new places. I could go on and on… I truly have a myriad of interests and enjoy trying all sorts of things… except cooking. Cooking is not my thing.
What advice would you give a new student?
The only way to create change in your body or in your mind is to just START. We all have to start somewhere and the best time to start is NOW because you’ll never look back and wish that you’d waited. Also, be gentle with yourself when you start. There’s no perfect yoga practice as it’s a practice of progress over perfection. All that is expected is that you show up and you’ll naturally & inevitably progress from that point on. Enjoy the little victories as they occur and let the big ones come in their own time.