Location: West Bucktown, 2528 W Armitage, Chicago, IL 60647.
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A carefully-designed class to introduce students to the classical form of Ashtanga Yoga in a safe and supportive way. We begin with the classical breathing techniques and movements which are the core of this approach to yoga. The original sequence of Primary Series is broken down in a way that is approachable for many fitness levels, as well as providing modifications or challenges appropriate for each individual. The Primary Series is a particular sequence of postures designed to bring strength, flexibility, and endurance to the body. Developed in Mysore, South India by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois from his teacher, Krishnamacharya. It is designed to purify the body through the breath and the movement to invoke a singular focus of the mind. These classes are for anyone who has the desire to learn yoga. The Ashtanga sequences make it easy for students to develop a personal practice and give a fundamental understanding that can be applied to all yoga. These classes are taught in a noncompetitive environment to students of all ages and body types.
Megan has always been curious about the power of the mind and mental health. She spent her college years studying psychology, but when her usual methods of coping with the ups and downs of life began to fail, she turned to yoga in hopes of
finding balance and peace of mind. After experimenting with a myriad of different styles, Megan found Ashtanga in 2012. She was drawn to the beauty of this silent, meditative and physically challenging type of yoga, and soon developed a dedicated daily practice. In 2014 she received her 200-hour certification from Moksha Yoga Center. The following year she eagerly journeyed to Mysore, India, to study for one month with Sharath Jois at the Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute. Megan currently helps teach the
Mysore program at Moksha Yoga Center under the guidance of her dear teacher Alexia Bauer. She loves sharing the method that has helped broaden her awareness and change her life into one of greater stability, lightness and
fulfillment. As a teacher, Megan provides nurturing yet strong adjustments that guide the students to carefully deepen their practice. Her aim is to help students form and maintain a regular practice that gives them the space to explore the many physical, mental and spiritual benefits that yoga has to offer.