Life can be incredibly busy. Trying to fit a group yoga or meditation class into your schedule and rushing to a studio - plus finding parking - can add even more stress to your life.
I make it easy and bring yoga & meditation to you!
Your personalized private practice takes place in your own home in the greater Los Angeles area with a weekly appointment time that fits into your schedule.
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Meredith is an LA based Private Yoga & Meditation instructor who works with a diverse range of students, including those who are new to yoga/meditation, intermediate/advanced practitioners, college aged students, and senior citizens practicing in wheelchairs.
Her practice began in 2013, shortly after graduating from college at Indiana University when she was working as a technical recruiter in Chicago. She fell in love with yoga at first because it provided relief within her body from sitting at a desk all day and also from the few minutes of calm she felt at the end of class. After discovering meditation working for the same company in Washington, DC she discovered the real benefits of unhooking from the mind and connecting deeper to the inner Self. After moving to California in 2016, she decided to leave the corporate world to pursue a path as a yoga & meditation teacher.
Her training includes:
- 200hr vinyasa yoga training
- 15hr yin yoga training
- 400hr meditation training
- 100hr yoga nidra training
- Currently enrolled in 300hr yoga therapy training
Meredith is an incredibly warm-hearted, thoughtful, skillful yoga teacher who emanates healing, supportive vibes. Her style is a lovely blend of pragmatism, attention to technical detail, and vision of yoga as physical and spiritual therapy. She will meet you exactly where you are and help you work through whichever challenges you might be facing ahead of, during, and following your practice. Meredith prioritizes her students' comfort, as well as learning, allowing you to come away from the experience feeling accomplished, strong, centered, and rejuvenated. She will also field any questions or concerns before or after a session, clearly committed to ensuring her students have whatever support and information they need to feel vital and capable. It's such an honor to work with a teacher who is such a grounding, calming force. I can't recommend Meredith's instruction enough!
First, I'll speak with you over the phone to learn more about your intentions for practice and what you'd like to get out of a private session. It's important to make sure I'll be able to help you based on your individual needs! From there, we'll schedule our first session together as an introductory class to make sure we're a good fit together. After that we'll create a plan of how many times per week you'd like a private session and work out pricing that feels comfortable for both of us.
200hr Vinyasa Yoga Certification 15hr Yin Yoga Certification 400hr Meditation Certification 100hr Yoga Nidra Certification CPR/AED/First-Aid Certified (American Red Cross) Currently enrolled in Yoga Therapy 300hr training (graduating Aug 2019)
I’ve practiced yoga since 2013 and have been teaching since April 2017. I came to yoga originally while working in an office as a sales manager for a technical recruiting company after earning my Bachelor of Science in Business from Indiana University Bloomington. While I learned a lot about communication and work ethic during my time there, the job never really provided me the satisfaction I was seeking. The stress of the job made me unhappy and I felt that I needed an escape from my ever-busy mind. I was looking for ways to reduce the stress when I took my first yoga class. I fell in love with it right away because it reminded me of dance, which I’d grown up with as a kid. Chained to a desk most of the day, it felt good to move my body in a way much different than a typical gym workout. What really made me stick with yoga was the way it made me feel afterwards; it was a calm like I’d never felt before. After practicing for two years, I was introduced to meditation through Eckhart Tolle’s book “The Power of Now.” It wasn’t long after reading that book that I left my almost four year recruiting career to become a yoga teacher.
Most of my clients are beginners or are coming from sitting all day at office jobs. I love putting together gentle, easy to follow flows to help bring my students back into their bodies and breath. Yoga Nidra is something I like to combine with yoga or practice alone. It's like a guided shavasana and means "yogic sleep." It's a beginner friendly practice meant for deep healing & restoration. It's excellent for recovering from stress-related conditions or making up for lost sleep. I also teach chair yoga at a senior home in the area - yoga can be done in a wheelchair and still give you the same results!
It's important to make sure you feel comfortable with the person you choose to be your yoga teacher. There are also many different teaching styles and backgrounds, so I encourage you to speak with several teachers and take a few introductory sessions before choosing the person who's style you like best.
Make sure you are clear on your reasons for practicing yoga. For example: managing pain, wanting a beginner-friendly practice, looking for a more personal experience, interested in general deeper learning about the practice, etc. Then speak to the teachers you are considering to make sure they'll actually be able to help you with what you want to experience/learn.