Meg McCraken

Truckee, CA
United States

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I have always been an avid lover of life and particularly, life in the mountains. However, after years of rock climbing, trail running, mountain biking, snowboarding, mountaineering and surfing, I turned to yoga to heal my young, but failing body. What started out as a purely functional, physical practice, grew to so much more. As my body healed, heart opened and mind cleared, the stresses of life (big and little) began to simply roll through me and effect me less. My life became more vibrant and inspired than ever. Now, thanks to yoga, I continue play in the mountains with a renewed sense of passion and grace, excelling at the activities that once took such a toll on my body.

In 2007, after practicing and teaching yoga for several years, I opened Simple Yoga in Hamilton, MT and took on teaching yoga as my “full-time job”. But really sharing yoga is my passion in life and offering to this world. In total, I have been teaching for over 8 years and have 700+ hours of teacher training and yoga therapy training. I am eternally grateful to all of the teachers who have inspired my life and teachings: Nikki Doane, Eddie Modestini, Tias Little and Rod Stryker.

Through my teaching, I am fully committed to helping you reap the amazing benefits of this practice and create a realm of boundless possibilities for your life. Whether your body is old or young, healthy or challenged in any way, this practice is for you. I have students who are healthy and active and those with health challenges including: cancer, MS, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, arthritis and various structural disabilities and chronic pain issues. No matter who you are, the practice of yoga can help you lead a healthy, vibrant, inspired life.

In my classes, expect not only to learn about the poses and the importance of precise alignment as they relate specifically to your unique body, but you will also have an experience with the breath work, yoga philosophy, meditation, chanting and mudras (hand gestures). You will get lots of personal attention, work hard with intention, relax deeply, expand your awareness, increase your focus, laugh a lot and be fully supported through your journey. But most importantly, you will learn about yourself. Do you know that you have all of the strength, all of the grace, all of the courage, wisdom and love that you will ever need to live a fully inspired life in all moments? Come, uncover the depths of your truth to begin living an intentional, vibrant, fulfilling life.

I am also passionate about helping the children of this world through seva (service). Recently, my husband and I have been working with the good people of Haiti to provide resources and possibilities for their children.

When I am not at the studio, you can find me with the loves of my life - Lilli, Mark, Laila & Libby exploring the mountains with freedom in my body and lightness in my heart!

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