This 2-part Weekend Intensive is led by Yoga Therapist Megan McCarver and provides the foundation for understanding different types of meditation practices and how to teach them to groups or individual students. This intensive will explore the nature of the mind and dive into different types of mental patterns and how to remedy them with specific meditation practices.
This intensive will focus on assessing and understanding various mental states which include: mudha (stupefied/dull), kshipta (disturbed), vikshipta (alternating between distraction and focus), ekagrata (one-pointed), nirodha (focus enveloped/ held/ restrained), vaishvanara (waking), taijasa (dream), prajña (deep sleep), turiya (beyond) and how to correctly apply meditation practices to pacify various states according to the needs of the individual student.
• Sunday, April 29th 12:00 – 5:45 pm
• Saturday, May 5th 12:30 – 6:30 pm
• $299, included in 300 HR Autopay
Megan received her Master of Arts Degree – M.F.C.C in 1990 and completed her first 200-hour Hatha Yoga Instruction Certification shortly after at the White Lotus Foundation in Santa Barbara. She next completed a 200-hour Kundalini Training from Santa Monica Yoga. As a Massage Therapist for 12 years, she co-founded Santa Monica Yoga and Bodywork Studio in 1993; which is still providing yoga classes to this day. She then completed another 500-hour Hatha Yoga Training with YogaWorks and become YogaWorks certified. She received her Yoga Therapy Rx Certificate from Loyola Marymount University, plus assisted Yoga Therapy at Venice Family Clinic for one year with Dr. Lori Fazzio. Megan worked as a Yoga Therapist at Orange County Pain and Wellness Center from 2010-2015. She has lead numerous weekend workshops and retreats to northern California and has visited India twice, home land of yoga. She currently teaches yoga and meditation in clinical settings, at Yoga Works and Be The Change Yoga.