Meggan started practicing yoga in the squash courts of a small farming community in Zimbabwe when she was 3 years old and has been teaching yoga and meditation since 1999. Born and educated in Africa, she moved to Australia after traveling the world for a year, during which time she acquired her yoga teaching diploma in Varanasi, India. After completing extensive training in Africa, Germany and India, Meggan became one of Australia?s voluntary Art of Living teachers and has been teaching Sri Sri Ravi Shankar?s courses, (Founder of the Art of Living Organisation) since 2004. More recently, Meggan has undergone the Sri Sri Yoga Teacher?s Training Course, also affiliated with the Art of Living.
A freelance journalist by profession, Meggan now shares her time between writing health and wellbeing articles, teaching writing, yoga, cooking and singing workshops and facilitating Art of living courses and Stress management seminars. Meggan is also currently working on her first yoga and vegetarian cookbooks.
The joy of yoga
Although physically flexible, yoga for Meggan is not about being able to put her body into pretzel shapes. It?s more about the state of mental clarity, peace and happiness which pervade her life as a result of practicing yoga.
The Art of Living
When Meggan first heard about the Art of Living Course she was teaching yoga and was already familiar with breathing techniques. However, when she learnt the Suddarshan Kriya she gained a totally different outlook on yogic breathing. The course caused such a transformation in her life that she immediately decided that she wanted to teach it. Meggan is now one of thousands of volunteers across the globe. Of everything she does, this is what she loves most. ?There is nothing as fulfilling as witnessing the profound transformations which happen in the lives of those who go through this course,? says Meggan.
Meggan's first paid job as a writer was for the Daily News newspaper in Zimbabwe. Being given the freedom to write on anything, she decided to write only inspiring and uplifting news. From that point on she began writing for International health and wellbeing publications and now runs writing workshops at the NSW Writers Centre in Rozelle.
Inspired by how food affects both the mind and body, Meggan runs innovative cooking workshops and is currently working on her first vegetarian cook book,