Our Yoga Instructors
While Megan has practiced yoga on and off since her teenage years, it wasn’t until she began attending regular classes at the Orcas Mandala Yoga Studio in October 2014 that she became a dedicated student on the path of Yoga. After practicing under the teachings of Djuna Mascall for a year, Megan felt the call to deepen her practice and began pursuing a teaching certification through Prajna Yoga. She received her 200-hour Yoga Teacher certification from Prajna Yoga in November 2016 after attending training sessions on Orcas Island with Djuna and in Santa Fe, New Mexico with Tias and Surya Little. Megan aims to invite the qualities of mindfulness and curiosity throughout the practice of the yoga postures to encourage students to deeply connect with their own inner wisdom and insight.
Michael is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Trauma Specialist with a private practice on Orcas Island. He came to the practice and teaching of Yoga Nidra through his work in healing the physically held memories of overwhelming past events. He was first introduced to Yoga concepts in 1979 and continues a personal Hatha Yoga practice. He teaches the iRest® form of Yoga Nidra for its safety, accessibility, and ability to enhance any other personal growth practice by bringing attention to the practitioner’s current state of being without requiring any particular belief or cultural context. He is designated an iRest Teacher in Training level 1 by the Integrative Restoration Foundation.
It is said that 1 hour of Yoga Nidra is worth 3 hours of normal sleep!
You will lie down or sit in a comfortable position while the practitioner guides you through a series of meditative visualizations designed to relax your whole body and being.
Gentle and Perfect for all ages and levels of fitness
- Post-traumatic Stress
- Adrenal Fatigue
- Many other Health Benefits!