About me, Meegan Bradley.
MY JOURNEY WITH YOGA
My teaching style is friendly and open
My travels then took me to England where I then spent 10 years teaching secondary school in Hackney.
I have been a yoga teacher for 4 years now running my yoga studio, teaching classes and workshops and running yoga retreats around the world.
I was wrong. My introduction to Hotpod showed me the power of connecting breath and movement, whilst being in the inclosure of the pod which allowed me to forget about other life stresses. Falling hard I decided to do my YTT 200hr and open my own Hotpod Yoga studio in Margate.
I have met, sweated with and become friends with such wonderful women and men during this time, it has completely surpassed my expectations. The stories and the experiences of the people I have grown to know have humbled me to my core.
Strip everything back; the ego, the poses, the world of instagram, yoga is moving and breathing, sharing a part of yourself on the mat, letting go and taking time for yourself.
My teaching and personality are tightly woven together and have always been.
I consider this openness, heart on sleeve style, a strength which has allowed me to have strong relationships with those I teach and encounter.
Recently embracing the body positive movement and my own body I am truly moved by the uniqueness and power of everyone’s individual bodies and my classes aim to have each student feel more gratitude towards their own bodies. I believe in alignment to a certain extent but only when it aids, supports and strengthens someone’s own body.
Never being dogmatic in my approach to teaching and alignment I encourage my students to explore how poses feel when engaging specific muscles, instead empowering them to know when their body feels stronger in a pose rather than uncomfortable and uncertain.
Yoga is not a competition. I want fellow yoga teachers to be the best, most knowledgeable and confident teachers they can be. Working with them to improve their own teaching and practice also supports my own learning and development. I have completed a yoga for sport certification and strongly believe all athletes should incorporate yoga into their training schedule.
Health and fitness is about moving your body in a way that sparks joy in your life.
It isn’t #fitspo, it isn’t a specific BMI and it isn’t punishing your body.