Yoga and the Art of Living Well
Weekend Yoga Workshop with Meg McCraken
January 3-4, 2015
The Great Turning: Twists and Transformation
Saturday, January 3, 2:00-4:30pm
Ever notice how your yoga practice has a shelf life? You come to practice and leave feeling great, but as life begins to build, that new-found radiance begins to fade? Through the art of twisting, begin the exploration on how to engage this practice in such a way that is less of a temporary shift and more of a great transformation
Embrace: Yoga Tools for Living a Life of Love
Sunday, January 4, 9:00-11:30am
Strengthen and open the shoulders and the heart. The sequence is specifically designed to be highly therapeutic for the chest, shoulders, arms, wrists, hands and neck. We will work a dynamic balance between somatic movements, strength building, functional movements and deep stretching. Sometimes finding grace with in the movement and sometimes finding peace within the stillness. Energetically we will work with the breath, different bandhas and meditation to create the capacity to love deeply and live wholeheartedly.
All levels of students are welcome.
Space is limited ~
Each session $35 before 12/20 or $40 after 12/20
Register by calling (530) 836-1500 or email Emily@TrailsWithin.com
Meg is a dedicated lover of life; a yogini, teacher, student of everything, trail runner, rock climber, snow boarder, mommy, writer, and devoted friend. Sometimes together, sometimes falling apart, but always inspired and empowered by love!
Meg is passionate about teaching yoga in such a way that positively transforms our whole experience of being alive. She has been sharing the yoga life with all kinds of seekers for over 10 years and has 900+ hours of teacher training.
The Long Story
I have always been an avid lover of life and particularly, life in the mountains. However, after years of rock climbing, trail running, mountain biking, snowboarding, mountaineering and surfing, I turned to yoga to heal my young, but failing body. What started out as a purely functional, physical practice, grew to so much more. As my body healed, heart opened and mind cleared, the stresses of life (big and little) began to simply roll through me and effect me less. My life became more vibrant and inspired than ever. Now, thanks to yoga, I continue play in the mountains with a renewed sense of passion and grace, excelling at the activities that once took such a toll on my body.
In 2007, after practicing and teaching yoga for several years, I opened Simple Yoga in Hamilton, MT and took on teaching yoga as my “full-time job”. But really sharing yoga is my passion in life and offering to this world. In total, I have been teaching for over 10 years and have 900+ hours of teacher training and yoga therapy training. I am eternally grateful to all of the teachers who have inspired my life and teachings: Nikki Doane, Eddie Modestini, Tias Little and Rod Stryker.
Through my teaching, I am fully committed to helping you reap the amazing benefits of this practice and create a realm of boundless possibilities for your life. Whether your body is old or young, healthy or challenged in any way, this practice is for you. I have students who are healthy and active and those with health challenges including: cancer, MS, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, arthritis and various structural disabilities and chronic pain issues. No matter who you are, the practice of yoga can help you lead a healthy, vibrant, inspired life.
I am also passionate about helping the children of this world through seva (service). Recently, my husband and I have been working with the good people of Haiti to provide resources and possibilities for their children.
When I am not at the studio, you can find me with the loves of my life – Lilli, Mark, Laila & Libby exploring high in the mountains with freedom in my body and love in my heart!
Learn more about Meg by visiting her website at http://www.soulyogasierra.com/