*Do you have injuries or mobility challenges that have created limitations in your daily life?
*Are you looking for modifications for traditional yoga poses that will keep you safe?
*Do you struggle with chronic pain?
If so, this series is for you!
Join Megan Davis for a 4-week course: Yoga for Better Movement
Calling all stiff, tight, creaky, tired, and inflexible bodies! In this series you will learn how to use yoga and myofascial and nerve release techniques to make movements you do every day more efficient and reliable– reaching for things, picking up and carrying stuff, climbing stairs, transitioning from seated to standing, and walking down the street. We will work on maintaining a healthy range of motion and alignment in the joints to decrease drag on the body so movement can be more fluid. This series is appropriate for all levels– no yoga experience necessary and injured bodies are welcome!
This series is also a great way for yoga teachers serving students with injuries and chronic conditions to learn variations/modifications.
The objective of this course is to learn elements of yoga and movement that you can apply in your daily life. It will also prepare you to explore a deeper yoga practice if you’re inspired!
Dates: Wednesdays 6-7 pm, April 12-May 3, 2017
Cost: $60 for full series ($30 for members–email us for your discount code!)
To register, purchase the class card here (scroll down please!).
Megan will also be teaching one public class at Lighthouse: on Wednesday April 19, 7:15 pm, join Megan for an all-levels Hatha class. Use your class card! Register for class here.
About the teacher:
Megan is an E-RYT with Yoga Alliance and a member of The International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT). Her study and practice of yoga are informed by her experiences with rehabilitation, theories of traditional anatomy and Anatomy Trains®, along with the application of techniques from kinesiology and movement therapy.
Megan was one of those kids who liked to figure out how things worked, who liked to investigate the insides of things. Marked for medical school at a very early age, she played with microscopes and ant farms at home and took advanced science classes at school, completing her first mammal dissection in grade 8. Megan majored in biology and philosophy at university with minors in physics and chemistry. A quarter life crisis (the details of which are not so important) changed her trajectory and she earned a degree in public health and became a women’s health educator and researcher. Another crisis (of the existential variety) lead to an advanced bioethics degree and then a PhD in disability studies. Somewhere between the existential crisis and the bioethics degree Megan was in a severe car accident that resulted in 14 spinal injuries. This is when she started practicing yoga seriously. Since then, yoga has provided her with a systemic approach for decreasing pain and increasing function.
Since becoming a yoga teacher in 2005 Megan has worked with students who have moderate to severe injuries and chronic conditions. Her teachers come from awide range of traditions and include: Doug Keller, Jenny Otto, Donna Farhi, Matt Sanford, Judith Lasater, John Friend, Rod Stryker and Shiva Rea. Megan believes that the benefits of yoga can be accessible to anyone who is willing to try. Her teaching style is precise, sometimes unconventional, and relies heavily on comic relief. In addition to teaching yoga, Megan is a professorial lecturer at the George Washington University in the religion and philosophy departments. Megan lives in Washington DC with her dogs, who love raw kale and snore during yoga nidra.