M Street Yoga Workshop: Yoga for Grumpy Hips with Megan Davis

Special Workshop with Megan Davis to Help Ease Hip Pain and Tightness

Saturday, May 21, 2016 from 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM at M Street Yoga

Price: $20 for non-MSY VIPS; 50% off for all MSY VIPs. (VIPs, to get your 50% off, please email the studio for a special promo code.)

Note: Must meet 10-student minimum for this workshop or MSY will cancel 24-hrs prior - so please register soon!

Hip pain and tightness can have many causes. Regardless of the primary cause, most of us spend way too much of our time sitting, with the legs at a 90 degree angle to the torso. This postural habit decreases space at the front of the hip sockets, creates tension in the outer hips, and reduced blood flow in and around the pelvis.

This alignment-based workshop will help you create more space in the hips to increase flexibility and help you strengthen the hips. The session will include a brief anatomy review, asana and myofascial release work.

All levels welcome!

About Megan Davis

Megan is an E-RYT with Yoga Alliance and amember of The International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT). Her study and practice of yoga are informed by her experiences with rehabilitation, theories of traditional anatomy and Anatomy Trains®, along with the application of techniques from kinesiology and movement therapy. Megan was one of those kids who liked to figure out how things worked, who liked to investigate the insides of things. Marked for medical school at a very early age, she played with microscopes and ant farms at home and took advanced science classes at school, completing her first mammal dissection in grade 8. Megan majored in biology and philosophy at university with minors in physics and chemistry. Aquarter life crisis (the details of which are not so important) changed her trajectory and she earned a degree in public health and became a women’s health educator and researcher. Another crisis (of the existential variety) lead to an advanced bioethics degree and then a PhD in disability studies. Somewhere between the existential crisis and the bioethics degree Megan was in a severe car accident that resulted in 14 spinal injuries. This is when she started practicing yoga seriously. Since then, yoga has provided her with a systemic approach for decreasing pain and increasing function. Since becoming a yoga teacher in 2005 Megan has worked with students who have moderate to severe injuries and chronic conditions. Her teachers come from awide range of traditions and include: Doug Keller, Jenny Otto, Donna Farhi,Matt Sanford, Judith Lasater, John Friend, Rod Stryker and Shiva Rea. Megan believes that the benefits of yoga can be accessible to anyone who is willing to try. Her teaching style is precise, sometimes unconventional, and relies heavily on comic relief. In addition to teaching yoga Megan is a professorial lecturer at the George Washington University in the religion and philosophy departments. Megan lives in Washington DC with her dog Patti, who loves raw kale and always snores during yoga nidra.