Are you expecting? Or expecting to be expecting? Join us for a very special 6-week Prenatal Yoga Series starting on January 19
Prenatal yoga helps moms prepare for birth by building body awareness, stretching, releasing stress, and cultivating concentration. This series is specially designed to build community and and help you navigate the ups and downs of pregnancy as you get ready for the arrival of your little one.
Connect with your growing baby as you connect with yourself.
Register online to join other moms-to-be for this fantastic course! (Please scroll down for the Prenatal pass).
Classes will meet on Fridays from 6:30-7:45 pm, January 19-February 23.
Please note that we allow one make up class in this series with prior approval.
Teacher: Megan Davis
$90 for the full series. Register here (scroll down for Prenatal).
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.
Meredith began her own yoga practice over 15 years ago – first to get a little exercise and later to try to find sanity and balance despite a stressful job as a consultant. She stuck with yoga thanks to a welcoming and vibrant yoga community. Early in her practice she was drawn to an alignment-based school of teaching, connecting to a clear and thoughtful way of articulating poses, an invitation to participate fully and creatively in everyday life, and the fact that laughter on the mat was not only tolerated, but encouraged. She has continued to grow and share her love of the practice ever since. When her first son was born in 2013, she started to take infant, then toddler classes, and her family has continued the journey together. Meredith carries a sense of playfulness into her classes for both children and grownups, and is excited to share with students of all ages the joys and challenges that yoga reveals both on and off the mat.
Meredith is grateful to all her teachers along her path, particularly alignment-based instructors Desiree Rumbaugh, Christina Sell and Ross Rayburn who have influenced and inspired her. She completed her first teacher training at Willow Street Yoga (Takoma, MD) in 2006, followed by Level 1 and 2 Teacher Training intensives with Amy Ippoliti and therapeutics with Amy, Ross, and Jenny Otto. In addition, Meredith has completed teacher trainings for infants and children through ChildLight Yoga, LilOmm, and Tranquil Space. Meredith is the co-author of The Seven Women Project, which she wrote with her mother Karen McCullough. Meredith continues to practice with and learn from her teachers, friends, and family. She just can’t get enough yoga play time!