megaredfishyoga-horzmegan is a yoga, pilates and mindful movement teacher in san francisco. one of the many,many, many movement teachers in this city by the bay. she simply believes mindful movement to be a good thing and this is what she has to say. she finds talking in the third person unnerving, does not like capital letters or capital punishment, has a master’s degree from the london school of economics in wars and revolutions, was once a bike messenger, hung out at cbgbs back in the day, loves ice cream and hamburgers (organic freerange of course), music, moody grey skies, riding her bikes on trails and roads and laughter. she stomps her boots when people say they can’t do yoga, or stretch or pilates because they are not flexible or strong enough and shouts (softly) “yoga and pilates are mindful strength based activities that improves your range of motion and functional strength and flexibility!”

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Whether I am teaching Yoga, Pilates, Deep Stretch, Stretch and Strengthen or some combo of all of the above my classes are slow, strong and rich in alignment. In all classes I incorporate both movement and restorative shapes and believe things should be simple and doable and as delicious the perfect peach on a summer day.  My goal in teaching and life is to do all the hard things with soft ease and deep reliable strength instead a hail mary pass into I hope I can do that! In my classes you may not notice you have worked as hard as you have until the next day… No matter how strong or flexible or old or young or fit or bent out of shape you define yourself to be there is room in my class for  you. My hope is that my students leave each class feeling more at home in their bodies and more connected to their lives.

I also teach prenatal yoga & couples prenatal sessions and workshops. I am perpetually in awe of the trans-formative power and beauty of motherhood and consider myself so lucky to share in many a mama’s journey though pregnancy.

Yoga has been a part of my life for over 20 years now – I completed the teacher training at the Yoga Tree in San Francisco in 2005 and have been teaching ever since. I have studied anatomy with Ellen Heed and study pre/postnatal yoga with Jane Austin and Marisa Toriggino. I study Pilates on an ongoing basis with my dear friend and amazing and exacting teacher Ruthie Wahlborg Scott.

I am always searching out new knowledge and inspiration. I find it everywhere! My teaching owes a great debt to  my mom’s years as a aerobics instructor, to the police and fire men who taught me to lift weights bigger than me in highschool, the hills of San Francisco during my years as a bike messenger that taught me strong is a state of mind and the traffic that impressed upon me how the present moment is the most important, the Pilates teachers, chiropractors and physical therapists that have helped me learn alignment by putting me back together and sharing their hard earned knowledge.  I am  grateful for my all my varied teachers – especially my constant teachers – my son, my students, and the simple power of breathing.

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contact info:

megan.windeler@gmail.com

(Photos by Larry Rosa Photography http://www.larryrosa.com)

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