Meghan Marie Moves
 
Meghan Marie McClenaghan

Meghan Marie McClenaghan

 

i am a sensitive and multi-disciplinary movement educator…

In addition to over twenty years of experience teaching dance and drama to children and adults with varying physical and mental abilities, I have been teaching yoga and restorative movement since I completed 500 hours of advanced yoga teacher training at Octopus Garden Holistic Yoga Centre in 2010.

I am passionate about bringing the benefits of mindful movement to those who might find general public fitness classes inaccessible, and my teaching practice has evolved accordingly.

I have completed additional training in adapting yoga postures for limited mobility, hands-on adjustment techniques, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).

In 2018 I completed an additional 200 hours of professional development with Yoga Detour, with a focus on functional movement and biomechanics.

In addition to teaching my private clients and mindfulness for kids classes, I am currently working with core-based restorative movement coach Riikka Wilson as my mentor.

I have been motivated by my own struggles (and victories!)  with complex-trauma recovery, to deepen my understanding of the incredible resource that our bodies can be with regards to nervous system regulation and self-healing.

I shine my brightest in situations where I am able to create safer spaces for others to explore their own struggles and discover their own victories, particularly through physical awareness and movement.

 
 

what i bring to the table…

  • 20+ years of experience as an arts educator; working with schools, businesses, theatre companies and non-profit community organizations

  • Nearly a decade of experience developing and instructing yoga-based movement programs for individuals with physical limitations

  • 10+ years of experience as a private caregiver for children ages 6-weeks to 12+ years old

  • Experience teaching children, youth and adults with special needs

  • Experience co-developing and instructing curriculum-linked drama and dance workshops (connecting to social studies, language, art and physical education curriculums) for TDSB, TCDSB, Peel District, Durham District, and private schools

  • Training in trauma-informed movement coaching and “creating safer spaces”, as well as experience offering yoga programs to youth and women in shelter, newcomers to Canada, and “youth at risk”

  • Education and Instruction in Mindful Strength-building, Functional Range Conditioning, Core Restoration/Postnatal Mindfulness, Adapted Asana (Yoga) for Limited Mobility, and Meditation

  • An intimate understanding of the nuances of mental health, the effects of trauma on the body and brain, and a multitude of mind-body-based tools to support resilience and recovery

  • A talent for communicating effectively with children



 

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