Is a certified Ashtanga and Yoga Tune Up® and Health Coach. Loving the diversity, Meredith works with yogis and movers of all ages, from 3 year olds in her PK classes, high school athletes, as well as adults and seniors. Off the mat, Meredith can often be found on the tennis court. As an athlete she is passionate about improving performance, enhancing mobility, preventing injuries and quieting the monkey mind.
Meredith’s education includes:
- Miami University – BA Psychology
- ADAPT Academy Functional Health Coach Training
- Yoga Tune Up®
- The Roll Model® Method
- Ashtanga Yoga – Himalaya Yoga Valley Institute in Goa, India
- Restorative Yoga with Judith Hanson Lasater
- Prison Yoga with James Fox
- Pilates certification from Core Pilates in NYC
Want to know more about Meredith? See her interview below.
How did you get into your field?
I dabbled in teaching movement early on, taking a Pilates mat certification my senior year of college and teaching group classes the following summer. I then joined the corporate world and took about 8 years off of teaching. I left finance after the dust settled from the market crash / recession with the goal of bringing mindfulness and stress management to the workplace with my company, Work Flow Yoga. My objective was to share tools, techniques and resources for handling the stresses of life through movement, mindfulness, embodiment and self awareness.
What is your training background?
In college I studied Psychology and Urban Planning at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. In 2012 I travelled to Goa, India to study Ashtanga yoga and meditation. It didn’t take long to realize I had merely scratched the surface. Since then, I’ve gone on to study and train in Restorative Yoga with Judith Lasater, Prison Yoga with James Fox, Yoga Tune Up® and The Roll Model Method® with Jill Miller.
Feeling like I was still missing a piece, I completed my Functional Health Coach Certification with Chris Kresser and the Kresser Institute in 2019. In March 2020 I begin my three year Somatic Experiencing Practitioner program.
How long have you been practicing/teaching?
Who influenced your career path (who have you enjoyed learning from, mentor, etc)?
My inspirational movement, embodiment, and thought mentors are Judith Hanson Lasater, Jill Miller, Katy Bowman, Chris Kresser, Kimberly Johnson, and Gabor Mate.
What makes you love your field?
I love that my field is evolving and I have the privilege of being part of the change. Change isn’t always easy, it can be down right uncomfortable, but it’s really the only thing we can be sure of. I love that my Yoga Tune Up ® community is focused on continually growing. From the top down there is encouragement and support to keep learning and expanding, as teachers and as people. I love that my Kresser Institute Functional Health Coaching community fosters the same mindset. We’re drawn to research and techniques that have been studied but also the unique and individual experience of the person sitting in front of you. I love that my mentors in my field encourage curiosity, something I try to cultivate in my students and clients.
What kind of clients do you love working with?
My perfect fit client for coaching is a woman between the age of 25-55. She may feel a little stuck and dissatisfied. Maybe it is with her career, her relationships, or her health. She also has the idea that she is capable of, and ready for, more. Possibly she’s looking for more ease in her body, joy in her relationships, passion in her career, or pleasure in her life.
For yoga and Yoga Tune Up® I love working with clients that are returning to a movement practice after a hiatus. Oftentimes I connect with clients following a chronic health issue or perhaps they’ve prioritized other parts of life for a while and want to get back to moving more and feeling better in their body.
What sets you apart?
I think what sets me apart is curiosity, passion for continued learning, and the willingness to say “I don’t know”.
Whats your mission?
My mission is to help folks feel a little better. I like helping the physical bodies through yoga and movement. From a coaching perspective, I like working alongside a client to identify habits, behaviors or patterns that are no longer helpful.
In both arenas my mission is to hold space for clients where they can feel curious and hopeful.
What brings you joy?
What brings me the most joy is being outside, around the people I love, solving problems, dancing, cooking, and sharing a meal.
What do you do with your spare time?
In my leisure time I enjoy playing tennis, hiking with my dog, reading a good book, swimming in the summer, and a getting into a good PBS Masterpiece period drama in the winter.