Meghan loves ice cream. Not just any ice cream, mind you. She loves “freakin’ ice cream!” And that was just one of the laugh out loud moments we had when we got to know Sadhana Yoga instructor, Meghan Bektasevic.
Megan started practicing yoga as a way to help reduce anxiety and depression; and now, she teaches the practice to others. She’s been an instructor for two years; and while she specializes in hatha, yin, and yoga nidra, yin is her favorite.
What does Megan like best about teaching yoga? “The best thing is the community—hands down. I have learned so much from the students and teachers.” Megan learned how to teach yoga, in part, from her mentor, Shala Worsley. Worsley is an instructor at the Asheville Yoga Center (in Asheville, North Carolina), and this is where Megan is currently working to complete her 300-hour training.
Megan loves working with students who come to the mat with an open heart and mind. One of her favorite experiences as a teacher is seeing the positive transformation students can make through yoga. “One of my students started yoga just a few months ago to distract herself from a difficult breakup. She consistently showed up and soon realized the practice was more than just a distraction. She told me how calm she felt in situations that would normally send her over the edge and how her breathing had improved. Now comes to yoga weekly, and I can see it in her movement, and through her energy, that she benefits a great deal from the practice--physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.”
When we asked Meghan to describe her personality in three words, her unconventional answer charmed us. She gave us “calm,” “spontaneous,” and “yes.” And when we asked her what her favorite time of day was, we got another laugh out moment when she responded simply, “Nap time.”
If you’re wondering if Meghan might have a book lying next to her while she snoozes, the answer is yes. She’s currently reading Women Who Run with the Wolves,by Clarissa Pinkola Estés. And her favorite quote is from an author too--this time, Becca Lee. Meghan’s favorite quote is, “If you seek peace, be still. If you seek wisdom, be silent. If you seek love, be yourself.”