through the body, connect to soul

Megan

ERYT500, YACEP & Founder of Deha Yoga
Megan found yoga in college in 2003 and has been consistently practicing ever since. Her practice on the mat has been incredibly fulfilling in that it requires a constantly shifting perspective of the physical body. But it was her practice OFF the mat that guided her to open Deha Yoga in February of 2016. Megan received her 200-hour training in 2011 and completed her 300-hour training with Semperviva Yoga College in Vancouver, BC in early 2017. She gives gratitude to the many teachers that have helped inform her style: Bernie Clark's Yin Yoga, Judith Hanson Lasater's Restorative Yoga, Gurmukh and Gloria Latham's Kundalini Yoga, Adyashanti's True Meditation, Clara Roberts-Oss and Janet Stone's Vinyasa Yoga, Shelley Christopherson and Dr. Katy Komenda's Sanskrit for Yogis, Tiad and Surya Little's Prajna Yoga Style and so SO many more. Megan pulls on many styles, sources and lineages in her classes and requires much of her students – that they support their bodies, train their minds and connect to their own personal source of power. You will sing, dance, shake, cry, move, learn, settle, surrender, breathe, laugh and allow. Megan encourages you to be unconditionally curious in all that you do.


Megan instructs the following:
  • Slow Flow
  • A deliciously slow-moving and fluid vinyasa class that allows you to find your own sweet groove. Each posture is expressed organically and mindfully, and your instructor will offer you many options for either going deeper or lightening up, and it will all depend on your mood! Solace for your whole being and a nice way to balance the summer high without sacrificing your love for the flow! All levels. 80 degrees.

  • Restore
  • This class is a stress BUSTER. Each posture is typically held for 4-10 minutes and is completely supported by props. No stretching, no muscular stress, just sweet, mellow release. Recommended at least once a week for maximum benefits that extend into all aspects of your life. All levels, 75 degrees.

  • Sacred Sunday
  • A 2-hour practice on Sunday mornings dedicated to the union of self with spirit. Arrive with an open mind in order to fully immerse yourself in the beauty of yoga– chanting, meditation, energy work, pranayama, physical movement, yoga philosophy… nothing is off-limits in this powerful practice. At least a year of regular practice is recommended before attending this class. 80 degrees.
     
    Please note that beginning June 1, Sacred Sunday will be from 9:30-11am (just for the summer months!).

  • Yin
  • This is a practice that stays low to the floor, but works deep into the connective tissues, fascial networks and joint capsules of the body. Primary focus is placed on the pelvis. Postures are held for extended periods of time to allow for muscular release. Once muscles release, the deeper “yin” tissues of the body are able to receive the benefits of the posture. For many, this class provides a deep energetic release as well. Because Yin Yoga targets ligaments, bones and joints, it is not recommended for those working with an active or recent injury, or for women in their 3rd trimester of pregnancy. 75 degrees.

  • Guided Savasana
  • Savasana: Corpse Pose
     
    A 30-minute deeply intentional rest. You have the option to stay upright, in a seated position (such as in meditation) or to recline on props for a more physically relaxing experience. You will be guided slowly into a deeper state of calm, emerging from this mini yogic "nap" with greater clarity of mind, more evenly distributed energy and a renewed zest for life!
     
    A regular savasana practice can help alleviate anxiety, stress, depression, insomnia, gastrointestinal challenges and even skin conditions.
     
    Please note that this class is limited to 12 students; please register online to save your spot!
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    Make your Monday evening even more intentional by staying afterwards for Megan's Yin Yoga class, which runs from 7:15-8:30pm.

    *This is a Community Class, which means that the drop-in fee is $10 (instead of $20). Members, you may use your membership and Pass Holders, you may use your pass!

     
     

  • Foundations
  • This is our introductory class. It’s great for students that are new to yoga, those interested in sprucing up on alignment or for those recovering from an injury. This practice will help ALL yogis build a solid foundation and will prepare them to move into the Vinyasa classes, if they so choose. While this practice is alignment focused and moves slowly, you will still work hard! All levels, 75 degrees.

  • Divine Play 2018 - Oahu Yoga Retreat
  • DIVINE PLAY … a yoga retreat

    exploring the practice of yoga & meditation amidst the sun, sand & jungle of Oahu

    *** November 3-9, 2018 ***
     
    A week filled with sacred ritual, yoga, delicious local vegetarian meals, lots of time in the water, under the sun, on the sand. Hikes to waterfalls, volcanic formations, chocolate plantations, fruit orchards, COFFEE. Snorkeling, stand-up paddleboarding, sailing! Our home base will be on the northeast shore of Oahu at the Windward Retreat Center.
     
    Our morning yoga practices will include chanting, traditional pranayama practices, alignment-based movement, and plenty of time spent in meditation. Our evening yoga practices will be a bit more fluid - depending on our group energy we might explore yin, restorative, gentle, kundalini, dancing, chanting... whatever calls to us! Every practice will be all-levels, with options to enhance or modify. :)
     
    We will spend the week cultivating and deepening our connection, gratitude and love for the out-of-doors, for our yoga & meditation practice, for those we spend time with and of course for and with ourselves. This is a beautiful way to reTREAT yourself - on the island of Oahu with your yoga peeps!
     
    Your guide(s) for this week of bliss:
    • Megan Piersma, E-RYT500, owner of Deha Yoga
    • Martha Piersma, E-RYT200, RYT500, owner of Red Bird Yoga
     
    What is included in the retreat cost:
    • lodging
    • all yoga, meditation & movement classes
    • all on-site meals (3 per day, local vegetarian fare)
    • some off-site meals (depending if we are on a tour or if our retreat center has packed us lunches-to-go!)
    • all adventure & excursion fees
    What is not included in the retreat cost:
    • your flight(s)
    • car rental (if you choose to rent)
    • tips for tour guides, kitchen & cleaning staff, etc
    • some off-site meals are not included
    • if there is anything extra you would like to do... get a massage, shop for gifts, etc.

    Your Investment:
     
    We are currently full, however, if you are interested in being put on the waitlist in the event that a cabin or room does open up, please email us at divedeep@dehayoga.com.
     
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    Please note the "fine print" below:

    Refund policy for Retreat DEPOSITS:
    Retreat deposits are final sale and non-refundable.

    Refund policy for Retreats:
    Payments made toward Retreats are refundable up to a certain percentage (LESS THE DEPOSIT), depending on how far away the Retreat start date is.

    > If start date is more than 90 days away = 90% refund to original payment method
    > If start date is 30-90 days away = 70% refund to account
    > if start date is within 30 days, no refund is given (this is because retreats are costly to host, plan and execute!)