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If you’ve ever visited our Lake Norman studio, chances are you have seen Meg’s name on the class list and even had the privilege of taking a class from her. Meg teaches a variety of classes from Basics and Beyond to Gotta Stretch and Strengthen. Compassionate, caring, and genuine are just a few words to describe Meg. Get to know Meg in her own words:
What was your first yoga class as student like?
My first class was in the teacher ‘s home, there were no yoga studios around. I was curious and also a bit intimidated as I did not feel very graceful and all the yoga videos I had watched, all the practitioners looked so graceful.
Describe what it was like to teach your first class.
I was beyond nervous teaching my first class. I wanted to run out of the room and forget the whole thing. I really did want to be a teacher though, so I said a prayer and asked for help to be the best that I can be. Over the years I’ve come to realize that it’s not about me, but about what I can bring to the students. I always pray for guidance when teaching class and attempt to stay open for any clues /vibes that would indicate what the class needed. The worst thing to teach with is the ego. I believe a good teacher puts the class first and not the teacher’s own agenda. There have been occasions where I have had a challenging class prepared, only to have first time students show up. My main purpose as a teacher is to make sure the student is successful (Rolf Gates’ teaching). Consequently, the class I had prepared gets tabled for another time.
What posture do you enjoy the most/least? Why?