Meghan has been practicing Ashtanga Yoga since 2009. She makes yearly trips to Mysore, India to study with her teacher, R. Sharath Jois and was blessed with Authorization (Level 2) to teach the Primary and Intermediate Series of Ashtanga Yoga in 2015. In the fall of 2016 Meghan had the honor of assisting her teacher at the KPJAYI. During her yearly trips to Mysore, she also studies chanting and philosophy with Dr. M.A. Jayashree and M.A. Narasimhan of the Anantha Research Foundation.
During the year, Meghan is fortunate to practice under the guidance of certified teacher, Sharmila Desai. Meghan has also been greatly influenced by the teaching of Christine Hoar of Ashtanga Montauk, and has traveled to learn from Christine since 2013. She has also attended multiple adjustment and practitioner clinics with Christine and Nancy Gilgoff. Meghan is currently enrolled in an eighteen-month long course Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant course with Ed Zadlo through the American Institute of Vedic Studies, with a graduation date set for November of 2017.
A native of Philadelphia, Meghan lives in the Fishtown section of the city with her husband, Jason, and their two dogs, Scrappy and Pixie. They are expecting their first child in August of 2017. As she moves into this new phase of her life, Meghan is extremely grateful for her practice, which has been a profoundly healing gift through which she has been able to cultivation steadiness and contentment in her in her daily life.
Ivy began practicing Ashtanga with Meghan in 2013.
She has been dedicated to the practice since then, and has attended workshops and a Primary Series adjustment clinic with Christine Hoar and Nancy Gilgoff. Ivy lives in South Philly with her husband and their tiny cat, Miss Marple. In addition to assisting with Meghan, Ivy works for a local nonprofit, volunteers at the Rosenbach Museum, and teaches free community vinyasa classes at her local library. John's Water Ice makes her weak in the knees.
Elizabeth is a devout student, practitioner and teacher of Ashtanga Yoga. She is grateful for the guidance of her teachers: Jörgen Christiansson and Sharath Jois. In addition to her classes at Mysore Philadelphia, Elizabeth is also the director of the Mysore program at Prana Das Yoga in Haverford, PA.
While she was studying history and political science, applying to law school, and competing as a Division 1 tennis player, her father persuaded her to try yoga for the first time; thinking it might help her manage stress. The dynamism of the practice instantly drew her in and she quickly fell in love with the beauty of linking movement, breath, and mindfulness. Soon enough, she was practicing yoga every day; experiencing positive transformations in mind, body, and spirit.
As she delved deeper in the practice she discovered Sri K Pattabhi Jois’ Ashtanga Yoga and her first teacher, David Garrigues. The integrity and structure of the Ashtanga Yoga system was a perfect and natural fit for her. From 2013-2017 Elizabeth taught at and helped run the Ashtanga Yoga School of Philadelphia. It was during this time that Elizabeth first met Meghan Kirk, who has been one of her greatest mentors over the years. Elizabeth is always a student, striving to learn more about herself, the practice, and how she can guide others through their own journey.
In 2013 Jen started out taking Mysore classes from Zoe Mai in Collingswood, NJ. After moving away from the area she practiced and continued to search out knowledge to eventually establish Ashtanga Yoga Syracuse in New York. She went on to study with Manju Jois, David Swenson and completed a year long mentorship under Authorized Level 2 teacher Taylor Hunt. Recently she completed an Ashtanga & Addiction forum in hopes to better serve the community and those in recovery like herself.
In 2017 Jen relocated back to Pennsylvania and found a new Ashtanga home at Mysore Philadelphia. She is currently enrolled in school for Massage therapy and lives in Levittown, PA.