Megan Gathers is a yoga instructor and bodyworker based in San Francisco. Her teaching style is warm, down to earth, accessible and will put you at ease right away. She focuses on the breath, to soothe the buzzing of the mind and to bring you into the present moment. Megan emphasizes trusting your intuition and building confidence in yourself and your ability to move with grace.
Megan grew up in Maine and moved to California as a teenager. Megan completed her training at San Francisco's Yoga Tree and has been practicing yoga since 1999. She has a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from California Institute of Integral Studies, as well as numerous massage and bodywork certifications.
Her bodywork sessions, out of the Inner Sunset in San Francisco or by out call, are deeply nurturing and intuitive and combine massage techniques from deep tissue, cranio sacral, acupressure, vibrational and Reiki.
Born with a deep interest in human potential, healing and revealing the innate wisdom of the body, Megan's greatest joy is working with women on the path to greater freedom and ease in self-care. She often invites in a playfulness and calls upon her love for working with the inner child as a direct way to feel connection to the Divine.
“Whenever we center ourselves fully as the whole body, we get in touch with the larger reality and that reality is neither depressed nor problematical. Then our energy starts to flow more freely and we feel a deep sense of security, intuiting that our true identity is untouched by any conflict or pain.”
"What is the body?
What is love?
What is hidden in our chests?
Do not ask what love can make or do!
Look at the colors of the world."
"You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves."
Excerpt from Wild Geese
- Mary Oliver
“The greatest wealth is health.”