Authorized level II Ashtanga teacher, Megan Riley, currently lives and teaches in The Netherlands.
Megan began an Ashtanga practice at the start of her job in higher education. What started as a search for an exercise to reduce stress and connect philosophy to practice, the yoga led her to her first teacher and, eventually, to her first trip to Mysore, India. Between here and there, she traded in the academic classroom and found space to combine her creative interests and passion for teaching others. Time spent on the mat—the daily repetition with its inevitable ups and downs— anchors her spiritual practice through self-acceptance, dedication, and discipline.
Her teaching encourages a surrender to meet your self where you are for the day along with the work of recognizing old patterns of the mind and body. Within this balance of acceptance and exploration, the practice is revealed.
After many years of study and practice, she received level 2 authorization from Guru R. Sharath Jois in 2012. She has assisted in the teaching room in Mysore, India, and taught at Jois Shala in the U.S. before running her own Mysore program in Connecticut. Currently, she teaches daily Mysore in Den Haag. She is grateful to her teachers and the guidance of Paramaguru R. Sharath Jois along the path.