MEGAN V. DAVIS, MPH, PhD, E-RYT

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Therapeutic and Restorative Yoga, Private and Semi-Private Classes, Yoga Rope Wall Instruction

 

Megan was one of those kids who liked to investigate the insides of things to figure out how they worked. 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, where she completed her first mammal dissection in grade 8. Megan majored in biology and philosophy at university with minors in physics and chemistry.  A quarter-life crisis altered her trajectory, and she earned a degree in public health, which led to a career as a women’s health educator and researcher. Another crisis (of the existential variety) led to an advanced bioethics degree, followed by 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.  Since the accident, 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 a wide 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 and sometimes unconventional, and it relies heavily on comic relief. If you don’t like to laugh, you should definitely avoid Megan’s classes and workshops. 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.