Everyone Yoga School is beyond excited to be working with Megan Spears. A dynamic force of nature, Megan was the co-lead teacher for our 200-hour Teacher Training in 2017 and this year is taking the helm as Lead Teacher. We caught up with Megan recently and asked her a few questions in order to get to know her a little better!
Tell us something we don’t know about you yet.
One of my favorite sounds is when someone is full-out belly laughing. Another is the sound of walking on dried leaves or gravel.
I feel the most like myself when…
Why are you drawn to be involved with EYS?
My first teacher training rocked my world in more ways than I couldn't understand at the time. I love helping others develop and learn the foundations of this practice. Additionally, I love who I get to create, plan, and grow with. Mandy Eubanks is an intelligent, humble, and very warm human being.
What are you looking forward to the most for the upcoming 200-hour Teacher Training?
I’m excited to see the "ah-ha" moments. Every 200-hour training group brings a different energy and pizzazz to the room, which is always fun. Additionally, I always look forward to creative night, an evening dedicated to the trainees sharing their creative expression. It usually involves food :)
How do you want to change the world?
That is a tall order! I simply want to be my *whole* self as often as possible, aware and loving to all aspects of myself, and support others in their process. I think we, as a collective, can change the world by seeing the good, or the anandamaya kosha, in ourselves, our situations, and others.
Also, recycle, vote, and be kind.
Do yoga in order to know what to do when you’re not doing yoga.
It’s easy to “really get into yoga.”
It’s easy to let it take over your life, to eat, breathe and sleep yoga. And then decide you want to be a yoga teacher, and then you even dream about yoga. Yes, it’s easy to love.
It’s also easy, therefore, to get a little carried away… even by something as awesome as yoga.
All things in moderation, balance is key. So what about all the time in your life when you’re not doing yoga? Guess what – you can still do yoga.
Our physical yoga practice prepares us for the rest of our lives. Sure, when we practice we connect movement with breath, we reconnect with our higher selves, so that we may be fully present off the mat as well as on. But yoga also helps us make new connections, both physically and mentally, and those new connections create new opportunities.
Our yoga practice can help us become clear about who we are, what we want, and how we want to move through the world. That is the true essence of the practice.
Everyone Yoga School is so happy to have Jeanne Doss on our roster of amazing teachers this year! Jeanne will be a co-lead for the 300-hour advanced teacher training program, starting this June.
Jeanne has been teaching yoga for over twelve years and has had many teachers along the way, including Kripalu-influenced Jonathan Sudhir Foust, Carolyn Sudha Lundeen, and Michelle Dalbec. She has also studied with Mandy Eubanks, Victor Parachin, and Shakta Kaur Khalsa, to name just a few.
Below are a few questions we asked Jeanne recently, so that you can get to know her and see how amazing she is.
EYS: Tell us something we might not know about you.
I am an actual Okie from Muskogee! In the summer between high school graduation and my first year in college at OSU, I was a tour guide for the USS Batfish, a WWII-era submarine located in Muskogee.
EYS: Why are you drawn to be involved with Everyone Yoga School?
I believe in continuing education, especially as a yoga teacher. There is always more to learn, and when you are helping people, you can never know too much about the human body and how it works.
EYS: What are you looking forward to the most, for the upcoming 300-hour training?
For the 300-hour training, I am excited to share the wonder of giving to others. Teaching yoga is not merely our ability to "perform" the postures; it is about teaching people to know their own bodies, embrace themselves, and stop the war of body hatred or punishment through exercise.
EYS: How do you want to change the world?
I can only change the world one person at a time by making a difference in caring for them, and sharing my passion for yoga. People need hope, and I want to be a "hope builder."
Welcome to EYS Jeanne, we’re so happy you’re here!
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The Everyone Yoga School blog is written by guest authors who are former students, instructors, and passionate yogis with the sole purpose of sharing the yoga experience in the live and hearts of everyone.