Namaste Teachers: Meet Megan Moreno

ON December 15, 2014
Megan Moreno Restorative Yoga

Our Namaste Tribe is a powerhouse of wise, talented, and experienced teachers who have dedicated their lives to sharing the gift of yoga with others. We are constantly in awe of the incredible offerings our teachers bring to this community. We are excited to share a new blog series focused on celebrating our teachers and hopefully giving you all a glimpse into the talented team that makes up Namaste Yoga + Wellness.

Meet Megan Moreno

How long have you been at Namaste?
I have been at Namaste for 2 ½ years.

What inspired you to become a yoga instructor?
I fell in love with yoga when I started practicing in college. I wanted to share the way it made me feel with others and thought that becoming a yoga teacher was the best way to do this. Becoming a yoga teacher changed my life for the better and I hope to continue teaching for many decades to come.

Megan Moreno Restorative Yoga

Your favorite literature on yoga or meditation?
“Living Your Yoga” by Judith Lasater. In this book, Lasater offers practical applications for yogis living in modern times. I enjoy referring back to this book regularly and always find something new to appreciate about it.

What are you involved with outside the studio?
I am a mom to an amazing toddler and am pursuing my Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy at San Jose State University. I appreciate the holistic approach of Occupational Therapy and am planning to integrate my background in yoga into my future practice as an occupational therapist.

Megan Moreno Restorative Yoga

Thoughts on where the yoga industry is headed?
I think Restorative Yoga will continue to gain popularity as the medical culture increasingly understands and promotes the benefits of relaxation. Individuals are seeking opportunities to “unplug” from technology and slow down from the rapid pace of life. Practicing restorative yoga is the perfect way to do this and I look forward to meeting new students and welcoming back returning students in my two weekly classes.

SONY DSCMegan began practicing yoga in 1996 and has been teaching hatha and restorative yoga in San Francisco since 2006. She is thrilled to expand her teaching base to Oakland and the Namaste community.

Megan completed her teacher training at Yoga Tree San Francisco, where she apprenticed Karl Erb and Jennifer Morrice. She has studied extensively with Judith Lasater and is a certified “Advanced Relax and Renew” restorative trainer.

Megan is continuously amazed at the power of restorative yoga as a healing modality. She considers it a gift to create a space that honors stillness, rest, and relaxation.

View Megan’s Weekly Class Schedule

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