Medea Galligan

     In my search for inner peace and personal growth, I came across Prem Yoga in 2000, a beautiful little yoga studio which had just been opened by Prem Shakti, a “yogic nun” and one of the original founders of Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health. She opened my heart to the true transformative power of yoga, in addition to the physical benefits of strength, balance, flexibility and a positive way to handle stress. In 2012, I completed a 250 hour teacher training program at Asheville Community Yoga and am a 200HR Registered Yoga teacher. I have also been extremely fortunate to have studied with many amazing teachers over the years, from a variety of yogic traditions, including Hatha, Iyengar, Anusara, Bikram, Baptiste, Viniyoga, Yin & Fascia Release, Restorative, Subtle (Chakra) and Kundalini over the last 20 years. 

     I love introducing the numerous benefits and transformative power of yoga to new students. While I have practiced Bikram, Baptiste, Iyengar, Restorative, Viniyoga (yoga therapy) and Kundalini for many years, I specialize in teaching Gentle Yoga and a variety of Yoga Therapy classes, such as Yoga for Back Care, Yoga for Tight Hips, Yoga for Shoulder Flexibility, as well as Restorative and Yin Yoga. 

     I also teach Meditation and Pranayama (breath work) as a way for my students to connect to their Authentic Divine Selves, which allows them to shift from a place of fear and self-judgement to a deeper understanding of forgiveness, connection, abounding love and radiant joy. As a Functional Medicine Nutritionist, I help my clients understand and heal the root of their health imbalances and introduce yoga to my clients as a positive way of connecting to and loving their bodies. I incorporate private yoga classes in my personalized programs and am available for Private Classes, Small Group Classes and Private Package Classes at Everybody Pilates & Yoga. 

     To learn more about me, and continue your journey to better health, deeper peace and radiant joy, please visit my website at www.MedeasHealthyLifestyleConcepts.com. I look forward to seeing you soon!