In a quest for a holistic health, my first experience with yoga was potent and has lead to a lifelong commitment to the practice. Through the changing needs of my own body/mind/spirit and the guidance of my teachers, I continue to learn how to use the yoga practice as a therapeutic application to enhance my daily life.
In 2005, I completed my first teacher training program at MokSana Yoga Centre in Victoria, BC and in 2007, I went on to complete her 500 hour certification with the South Okanagan Yoga Association, studying under Mugs McConnell (www.soyayoga.com). Influenced by the Krishnamacharya lineage, I have had the opportunity to study with gifted yoga leaders in a range of Hatha yoga practices such as Ashtanga, Restorative, Iyengar, Vijnana, and Viniyoga. In 2009, I was introduced to Sama Fabian (www.aurolabyoga.net), with whom I continue to seek tutelage whenever the opportunity arises. Perhaps the greatest influence on my yoga journey has been my two sons. From the beginning, they taught me how to adapt my practice to meet the changing needs of my pregnant body. Now as teenagers, they continue to anchor me in the yoga teachings so that I may be flexible in my state of mind and grounded in the face of change. My work as a community nurse (RN) has influenced how I approach the yoga classes I teach. It is my intention to offer a trauma informed yoga practice and provide instruction that allows for a therapeutic yoga experience. In an effort to support people on their healing journey, I am interested in exploring how the yoga teachings can coexist within the traditional health care framework.
Megan Tomlinson is recognized by the Yoga Alliance as an experienced teachers (E-RTY500) and a continuing education provider (YACEP).