Tools for Tension Relief: Yoga and Myofascial Self-Care

Megan Davis returns to Lighthouse in August.

Three Wednesdays 6-7 pm: August 9, 16 and 23

Register here. (Scroll down for the Tension Release Pass)
Full series registration only please.

In this 3-part workshop we will use myofascial release and therapeutic yoga techniques to reduce tension and pain in the body and improve alignment. Each session in the series will focus on a different portion of the body– hips, lower back and upper back. You will leave this series with a set of tools and short sequences you can practice at home to improve overall alignment and combat stress, tension, and too much time sitting and doing repetitive motions that disrupt ideal posture (computer work, driving, biking, etc.). All levels welcome!

This course is perfect for anyone with limited mobility, tightness, pre-existing injuries, or a curiosity about how to give yourself some self-care. Yoga teachers are welcome. Prenatal friendly.

Cost: $55, which includes one take-home prop: either a massage peanut or a balance pod!

Teacher: Megan Davis

About Megan:

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.