About Meghan Henry, 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher

Meghan fell in love with yoga in 2015 when she walked in to her first class at FreeBird.  Yoga was something she had always had interest in, but never explored. After her first experience on the mat, she discovered yoga was more than just a physical practice. Yoga began affecting her daily life: making her more patient and increasing her mindfulness regarding perceptions of herself and others. This change Meghan saw in herself led to encouraging others to begin practicing yoga.  This culminated in completing her RYT 200-hr training through emPower School of Yoga in March 2018.  Meghan is so excited to be back at FreeBird; the place where her yoga journey began.

Certifications:

  • 200 RYT emPower School of Yoga
  • Unstoppable – Yoga for kids

Words to live by – “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”  ― Theodore Roosevelt

Favorite Vacation spot – anything by the water.  Currently, my parents’ lake house in Western New York

Guilty Pleasure? Bad reality TV (think 90 Fiancé and Love after Lockup)

Career outside FreeBird – Her full time career is teaching high school English in MNPS.  She loves introducing students to the many benefits yoga offers teenagers who deal with so much in their daily lives.

City & State you’re from: Alden, NY a suburb of Buffalo, NY

Favorite workout? Yoga obviously, but I also enjoy hiking and swimming

What did you want to be when you grew up? All I know is that I did not want to become a teacher because everyone else in my family was a teacher.  But you can’t fight fate.

Secret Talent? I am really good at loading the dishwasher and getting all the dishes in and all of them come out clean.