Meet the Pros: Meghan Foley
Get to know our local health and wellness professionals in the Twin Cities. We asked local yoga therapist Meghan Foley to share a little about her business and what she loves about practicing in the Twin Cities.
Tell us about your business. What do you do?
I’m a yoga therapist in the Twin Cities. I see clients on a one-on-one basis to address the mind, body and spirit through a yoga lens. My work is steeped in Ayurveda, which is an ancient healing modality that is tailored to each individual’s unique constitutional makeup. I also address postural discrepancies and work with clients to find more ease in their bodies and minds both on and off the mat.
What drew you to this work?
Years ago, I sustained a yoga injury and I was devastated at the prospect of not being able to practice yoga.
At the time, my practice was primarily physical and I did not know that physical postures were only the tip of the iceberg. I connected with a fellow yoga therapist who was deeply embedded in the other aspects of yoga like mudras, mantras, yoga philosophy, meditation, etc., and I embarked on a 5 year training to learn how to incorporate all the aspects of yoga into not only my own practice, but also as pertains to certain conditions and diseases.
What do you love about your job?
I love that every session is different and that it is a collaborative approach that the client and I embark on together. I love the holistic nature of this work and the sustainable, gentle tools for healing.
What results can people see when they work with you? What’s possible?
Increased body awareness, stress management techniques, less physical pain, introduction of healthy lifestyle modifications tailored to each unique individual. I have seen remarkable changes in both my personal life and the lives of my clients when this work is taken seriously and becomes a part of daily life.
What do you wish more people understood about what you do?
That sometimes the biggest problems have the simplest fixes. That nothing is worth sacrificing your health for. That health and wellness comes in all different shapes and forms and changes throughout our lives.
What’s fascinating you right now?
I am fascinated by the resourcefulness of the yoga community to quickly pivot to creative options to continue to offer classes, workshops, trainings online and outdoors, and also the commitment to expand their reach beyond their current client base by making yoga more accessible to all.
What does self care look like to you right now?
Daily walks around the lake, slow mornings reading and drinking coffee, lots of home cooking with fresh veggies from my CSA, less tech more sun.
What do you love about living and working in the Twin Cities?
The abundance of healers in this community and the supportive network: yogis, energy workers, birth workers, doulas, yoga therapists, bodyworkers, etc.
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