Meet Morgan | Radiant Hot Yoga teacher spotlight | May, 2014

Meet one of Radiant Hot Yoga’s inspiring teachers, Morgan!

How long have you been a hot yoga instructor / doing yoga in general?

“I have done yoga on and off over the years, but never dove fully into the practice until about a year ago where I began practicing on a daily basis. My body, my mind and my heart were changed forever at that point! I completely fell in love with yoga and what it provided for my life by helping me make that mind, body, soul connection regularly.

I knew very quickly that I wanted to teach and guide others! It was calling to me! I certified through Radiant Hot Yoga and have been guiding classes at the studio for about 6 months. I love my job so much!!” – Morgan

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What made you decide to become a teacher at RHY?

“The way that I feel when I practice yoga personally is so beautiful, and I was filled with inspiration within to teach and be a guide to others in having the same experiences! I felt moved to do this. I have never looked back and see so much in my future as a teacher.

I love RHY and it is exactly where I want to be, and where I want to be teaching!” – Morgan

You are a mother of 4 beautiful children, how does teaching and practicing yoga affect your home life?

“Wow. So so much!

I had unbelievable personal growth through my own yoga journey. Being a mother is the most amazing, fulfilling thing in my life! But as a Mom it can also be very busy, and at times I felt swallowed up by the fast pace and stresses of life. It was hard for me to cut out time for me. to just work on me. I never really understood the importance of making this time for myself.

Being able to practice yoga, calms my mind, keeps me present and centered, and keeps my body in great shape! Incorporating the regular practice of yoga and meditation completely enhanced the rest of my life. In all areas. Now I realize that nurturing this part of me is an essential part of my well being, of me feeling whole as a human being, and also in my ability to be the very best mother I can be. Yoga increased my love towards myself.

At this time in my life, I have the best self esteem I have ever had. And this is after 4 babies! This is because I learned not just acceptance, but also embracing of the things that aren’t perfect, and I learned the power of giving yourself love! I learned to “breath out” negativity and “breath in” positivity. This has made me a happier, more patient, calm, understanding, and better mother all around! My love for myself truly increased my capacity to love my family even more (if that was possible!!) and to give of myself more. Because I feel complete and at peace personally, I am able to love more, give more, and most of all be present, happy, and ENJOY more of each and every day with my precious family! Yoga brought me to a higher awareness of being present!

Teaching yoga specifically has been an amazing outlet for me. It has given me a space to spread my wings and fly! I gained so many new qualities I didn’t know I had in me, and felt tremendous growth! And anyone and everyone knows, that where there is growth and a place to shine and give of your heart, there is happiness!!

My husband always says “your so happy when you come home from teaching!” He can see how much I love it! ” – Morgan

What are you most excited about every time you go in the hot room to teach?

“I just truly feel amazing when I see the growth in all of our students! I love them all and l love to see them coming regularly.

l love to see how they have changes, I see their confidence go up, their practice grow, and I love to see their smiling faces as they leave the room. Their gratitude for the class. It fills my heart up so much! I sometimes just stand there thinking to myself how much I love my job!!” – Morgan

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What is your favorite part of being apart of the Radiant Hot Yoga family?

“Radiant Hot yoga is such a special studio to be a part of!

We have the most amazing community amongst our students! I love to see everyone waiting for class to open in the hall “catching up” with each other every day. So many friendships are built in the studio. And as a teacher, I feel so blessed to work with some of the most sweet, inspirational teachers. Everyone lifts each other up! Its pretty amazing!

Radiant was created with so much love and you can feel it in the studio! It really is a yoga family!” – Morgan

What is your favorite posture and why?

“I love standing bow! It makes me feel so much strength mentally and physically. I feel powerful, yet graceful. I love how my body feels after doing the posture!” – Morgan

Do you have any advice for new potential yogis?

“Just remember that we all were beginners at one point! Never feel competition or “less than” because you are new! Feel beautiful exactly where you are at right now, and with continual practice, watch the transformation of mind and body happen before your eyes!

“Eat like you love yourself, move like you love yourself, speak like you love yourself, Act like you love yourself”” – Morgan

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