About Megan

Megan DeRosa, MA, C-IAYT, RYT 500

As a yoga therapist, I help clients reduce stress and build resilience with movement, mindfulness, and lifestyle practices.

My approach is supported by more than a decade of therapeutic-yoga teaching, a master’s degree in holistic health and healing, and education in Reiki and life coaching. Twenty-five years of yoga practice and a solid grounding in science also influence my methods.

I’ve naturally explored yoga and holistic health through a scientific lens. I studied biotech in college, was a NASA scholar, worked in science journalism, and am a published author of a science-education book.

Science supports the significant effect of stress relief and resilience on wellbeing. And, I’ve come to realize that yoga’s most powerful, meaningful benefits emerge through experience.

There’s a subtle alchemy that transpires when we integrate yoga’s healing practices. As we learn to soften the sharp edges of stress, we let go of old habits that are no longer serving us. We tune-in to our inner landscape and awaken our own deep resources. We experience greater comfort, connection, and joy. All of these things. And, we create a life with less stress and more ease.

About Yoga Therapy

What is yoga therapy? Learn more about yoga therapy, how it supports stress relief and resilience, and what to expect in a one-on-one session with me.

What is yoga therapy?

Although all yoga is potentially therapeutic and healing, yoga therapy is the specific application of yogic tools—postures/exercises, breathwork, meditation techniques, and more—to address an individual’s physical, mental, and emotional needs.

Many people first learn about yoga through its physical practices, but a common misconception is that it’s all about stretching or movement. In fact, yoga therapy can help people who can’t move at all, as well as active individuals.

The yogic model of health is unique because it addresses every aspect of life rather than considering each body part or system separately.

Yoga therapy is a safe way of working with the natural capacity of your body and mind to optimize wellbeing.

A general public yoga class can certainly ease everyday aches, pains, and mood complaints. But a yoga therapy session goes much further because it is tailored to the individual.

Yoga therapists have in-depth training to help them assess and keep their clients safe. They work with you to address your specific goals while considering any limitations you might be experiencing.

The practices your yoga therapist recommends could include…

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