Meaghan Gwinn

 

Meet Meaghan!

 

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My name is Meaghan and I am so excited to have you here.  

In the past 4 years, I’ve been on a journey of self discovery. I don’t have it all figured out, and I still consider myself to be quite a mess, but I have learned a lot.  

 

my journey


 

Five years ago, my mom passed away and my world fell apart.  As my world crumbled, my family and I began to take steps to rebuild.  We learned how to survive in a new normal; a world without mom. In the two years after my mom’s death, I got engaged, my brother graduated high school and started college, my dad met someone, I got married, my sister was given more love from our family and friends than I ever knew existed, and we slowly began to rebuild the blocks of our fallen world.  

In February of 2016, right after I got married and moved to Delaware, I decided to try out a yoga class. I had done yoga before, but honestly had hated it. I could not for the life of me hold the poses for so long, and I definitely could not breathe. But this time, I was interested in meeting new people, I wanted something to get me moving again, and I wanted to find some peace from grief and anxiety. So I went to my first yoga class at Truly Yoga Studio, and then my second, and third.  I wouldn’t say I was hooked right away, but I kept going back and kept trying to work it into my schedule.

Finally in March of 2017, I decided to join the world of yoga on instagram and suddenly I entered into the world of challenges. A lot of people give instagram yoga a bad name, and I could say that there are definitely things about it that are not the best, but in the beginning, it held me accountable to my practice. I had to take a picture, so I had to do yoga. It may sound silly, but that is when I was officially hooked on yoga. I started practicing 4-5 times a week. I started seeing improvement in my strength and flexibility.  I started seeing improvement in my mind. I started realizing that I wanted to do something I was passionate about and teaching middle school was NOT it.

In September of 2017, I went back to teaching with a heavy heart. I wanted to get out. I loved my students, and I loved being in front of them teaching what I knew were important life and history lessons, but I hated basically everything else involved with my job. I also started my 200 hour YTT in September. In October, I hit a low point. I knew I needed to see a light at the end of the tunnel. So my husband and I made a plan and by December I quit my teaching job. I know for a fact that without yoga and without my YTT program, I would not have left teaching as quickly as I did.  

Yoga allowed me an hour a day to come to the present moment. To feel a peace that I did not get at any other time of the day. It was and is my moving meditation. I crave it. It has helped me navigate the grieving process, it has shown me how to breathe through anxiety, it has helped me feel closer to God’s love. It is my passion and one day I hope to make it my life’s work. Until then, you’ll find me teaching, running retreats, and sharing this passion with myself and as many people as I can reach. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being here!


I hope that you are able to find something to connect to here, whether it be my writing, my yoga, my retreats, or whatever else I choose to share.

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