Is a certified Ashtanga and Yoga Tune Up® and Health Coach. Loving the diversity, Meredith works with yogis and movers of all ages. Off the mat, Meredith can often be found on the tennis court. 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 in college and teaching group classes for a summer. Going through societal norms, I entered the corporate world and shied away from teaching. Subsequently, the market crash/recession empowered me to leave the finance world and pursue mindfulness and stress management in the workplace. Ultimately, Work Flow Yoga was founded to bring movement, mindfulness, embodiment and self awareness to others.
What is your training background?
My background is in Psychology and Urban Planning from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. I travelled to Goa, India in 2012 to study Ashtanga yoga and meditation but it didn’t take long to realize I had merely scratched the surface. Since then, I studied and train in Restorative Yoga with Judith Lasater, Prison Yoga with James Fox, Yoga Tune Up® and The Roll Model Method® with Jill Miller.
After that, I found Functional Health Coach Certification with Chris Kresser and the Kresser Institute in 2019 but knowing there is always more, I commenced my three year Somatic Experiencing Practitioner training in March of 2020.
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. While it isn’t always easy and can be down right uncomfortable it’s really the only thing we can be sure of. Likewise, 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.
The Kresser Institute Functional Health Coaching community fosters that same mindset. We’re drawn to research and techniques that are evidence based without losing sight of the the unique and individual experience of the person sitting in front of you.
Additionally, I’m continuously encouraged to explore my curiosity which is 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. It is possible that she 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.
With 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 enjoy working alongside a client to identify habits, behaviors or patterns that are no longer helpful.
In either arena, I aim 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.