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.
In addition to studying with Sharathji, Meghan's practice and teaching have been profoundly influenced by the guidance of certified teacher, Sharmila Desai of Ashtanga Yoga Morjim, and authorized teacher Christine Hoar of Ashtanga Montauk. From both of these women Meghan has learned how to sustain her practice joyfully, and translate the self-study that occurs on her mat into action in her daily life.
Meghan is also an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant, having completed a course of study facilitated by Ed Zadlo, through the American Institute of Vedic Studies in the fall of 2017, a Birth arts trained Doula (birth and postpartum), and is currently completing a course on Ayurvedic care specific to the postpartum window through The Sacred Window School.
A native of Philadelphia, Meghan lives in the Fishtown section of the city with her husband, Jason, their daughter, Maggie, and their two dogs, Scrappy and Pixie. Meghan is extremely grateful for her practice and for the community at Mysore Philadelphia who share their mornings with her. There has never been a nicer group of people to breathe with every day.
Jenifer Spangenberg started practicing Ashtanga Yoga in 2013. She went on to study with Manju Jois and completed a mentorship under Authorized Level 2 teacher Taylor Hunt.
In 2017 she relocated back to Philadelphia and found a new Ashtanga home at Mysore Philadelphia. It was through her love of teaching yoga that she eventually found her intuitive gift of helping others to heal. Becoming a LMT (licensed massage therapist) in 2018 was a natural progression for her as she continues to learn the relationship between the physical and subtle energies of the body.
It has been many years and injuries later that Jenifer realized she had a condition known as EDS (Ehlers Danlos Syndrome) Hypermobility type. It has been the awareness of this condition and the experience of long term practice that she has been able to understand and gain knowledge on how to find the strength needed from a firm rooted foundation in order to find strength and stability.
Jenifer is the mother of 2 children, a collector of plants and books, eats lots of chocolate and lives in Germantown.