Photography by Robert Sturman

Biography

Meg teaches Vinyasa Flow yoga. Five years ago, she moved with her husband and three children to Potomac, Maryland. She began her formal 200 RYT training in yoga with Shannon von Burns at Village Yoga. Since 2012, she has been teaching at Children Manor Montessori School in Rockville and Germantown. She believes in the invigorating power that yoga offers the body and mind.

She grew up in Holland, lived in Spain, London, Paris and Munich, and the United States. In 1997 she started practicing yoga when she was pregnant from her first child. After moving with her family to the US, she expanded her passion for Vinyasa Yoga in Naples, Florida with Debi Grilo, Bala Vinyasa Yoga.

Meg has a formal 4-year training as a painter at the Academy Minerva in Groningen, The Netherlands. She continued her studies as an artist at Saint Martins College in London, UK. In Munich, Germany she painted with master painter Eichacker. She holds a Bachelor of Arts, major Art, Magna Cum Laude from Florida Gulf Coast University.

Mission

Yoga gives Meg freedom in her body, mind and heart, and a more expansive perspective of life. As a kids yoga instructor, her goal is to use the practice of yoga to help students develop strong intellectual and social skills, increase awareness, and improve focus, to love who they truly are. Meg believes that by practicing yoga, kids will be able to regulate their emotions, manage their stress levels, and boost their self esteem and confidence.

Education

  • 2007-2010

    Florida Golf Coast University | Bachelor in Science and Arts, Major: Art

  • 2011-2012

    Shannon Von Burns Yoga Teacher Training | 200 RYT

Work Experience

  • 2016

    Yoga Instructor, Broad Branch Children's House | Chevy Chase, MD

  • 2012-2015

    Yoga Instructor, Manor Montessori School | Germantown, MD

  • 2012-2015

    Yoga Instructor, Manor Montessori School | Rockville, MD

  • 2012-2014

    Yoga Instructor, Warrior One Yoga Studio | Gaithersburg, MD

  • 2014

    Yoga Instructor, LA Fitness | Gaithersburg, MD

Community Work

  • 2012-2015

    Coach, Girls on the Run/ Girls on Track Adventure Program | Potomac, MD

  • 2010-2012

    Volunteer Artist/ Creative Director, Potomac Elementary School | Potomac, MD

  • 2007-2010

    Volunteer Artist/ Creative Director, Laurel Oak Elementary School | Naples, FL

  • 2008-2010

    Set Designer, Studio Kids Productions | Naples, FL

Special Skills

Certified in First Aid CPR AED, American Heart Association