Posts by megthorntonyoga

Meg is a Grand Rapids, Michigan based yoga and mindfulness instructor. She specializes in building self-esteem and self-confidence in children and adults. She works with schools, corporations, private lessons, as well as group lessons.

Summer of the Toblerone Tunnel

It’s not uncommon for people to reach out to me over social media asking for advice about their yoga practice. Last night I received a message from a woman asking me how she can get a Toblerone Tunnel in the next couple of weeks. She had a vacation coming up and wanted to “rock the look” at the pool. I had to google what a Toblerone Tunnel is. It turns out it’s the triangular gap at the top of a woman’s thighs. Continue reading →

8 Ways to Use a Yoga Half Wheel

For my birthday this year I was gifted a wide variety of yoga gear. While I always appreciate the thought, one of the nice things about yoga is that it does not require a lot of supplies. I have long figured much of the yoga gear I see is just a way for companies to cash in on a 16 billion dollar industry, when in reality all yogis need is a mat. Continue reading →

6 Ways Mindfulness Helps Children With Anxiety

As a yoga teacher, my mission is to empower as many students as I possibly can. My focus in my job is raising self-esteem and self-confidence which has built up a client base consisting of a fair number of preteens and teenagers. I have also found that when I suggest to parents that we incorporate mindfulness into our lessons, they seem resistant. They pay me to teach their child yoga, not just sit and breathe with them, right? Yes and no. Mindfulness is so much more than what many picture, and it is a great tool for children (and adults) who are dealing with anxiety. Continue reading →

Meet Meg

I am a Grand Rapids, Michigan based yoga teacher with a strong emphasis on building self-esteem and self-confidence. I have several programs designed to target anxiety, low self-esteem, and a lack of confidence to help you live a mindful and authentic life. Whether you are looking for an in-school program, private lessons, corporate events, studio classes, or a custom themed class event, I have a program to fit your needs. I look forward to working with you!

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