Let me start by saying "Hello" and I am so happy to be part of your yoga journey. My name is Megan Leigh, I have been practicing yoga for over 17 years and have been teaching since 2016. I was driven to teach yoga because I wanted to show that there is more to yoga then just fancy and complicated looking poses, but how your body, mind, and spirit all work as one to achieve a goal.
I really fell in love with yoga in 2015 (I know I said I have been practicing for over 17 years). I did not start out loving yoga or even getting it. I could never match my breath with the instructors, I was a very "reactive" student. At the time I did yoga for the exercise aspect (later I realized my breath did matter).
Then in the middle of a yoga class while I was in Warrior lll, something clicked. I knew then yoga was for me. I started to explore all aspects of yoga and what besides the physical aspect does it help. I completed my Yoga Instructor Certification, and it has not stopped there. Being someone who has PTSD, I started to explore the healing aspects that yoga has on the mind and spirit, this lead me to the path I am on now. Knowing that yoga can help you be present, meaning the past has already happened and cannot be changed, and the future is not even here yet, so why worry. With my own journey through healing with yoga, I dove right in. Since I have attained certification in PTSD/Trauma Yoga, Advanced Yoga, Yoga for Children, 12 Step Recovery Yoga, and Holistic Nutritional Counselor and most recently became a Certified Yoga Therapist. Currently in progress for Compassion Fatigue Therapist. I am not saying yoga is the answer to everything, but it might help you along your way. I like to explore the unexplored and try new things. I love using modifications and props because everyone is different. Unknown Yogi has been in the Fox Valley since 2016, serving the community one class at a time.
We are not your traditional yoga studio. Located in the Heart of the Valley. Our goal is to help those with their journey of over wellness and health of their mind, body, and spirit. When I am not at the studio, I am spending time with my family enjoying the outdoors and many adventures! If you have any questions at all through your yoga journey, feel free to contact me!