About Megan

Megan DeRosa, MA, C-IAYT, E-RYT200/RYT500

Megan is a yoga therapist and wellbeing researcher, teacher, and writer who shares microdoses of mind-body medicine to tilt people toward ease in everyday life. She has a gift for distilling both modern science and ancient wisdom into simple, sustainable teachings—actionable tools to facilitate moving, feeling, and living well.

She has considerable education in methods that optimize wellbeing. Megan holds an M.A. in Holistic Health and Healing. Her graduate studies involved literature- and experiential-based research into modalities that emphasize a mind-body-spirit approach to supporting and restoring wellbeing and wholeness. Her thesis—Golden Threads: Shared Themes in Holistic Health and Healing Modalities (Prescott College 2012)—uncovered the five touchstones of wellbeing shared by complementary and alternative medicine approaches. As a yoga and healthcare professional, she’s a registered yoga teacher and continuing education provider with Yoga Alliance (RYT500/E-RYT200, YACEP), as well as a certified yoga therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (C-IAYT). Her work is supported by over 1000 hours of yoga training, 30 years of practice, and almost 15 years of teaching. She also trained as a life coach with the Hendricks Institute and is a certified Reiki practitioner. And, Megan has a solid grounding in science: She holds a B.S. in Integrated Science and Technology, was a NASA scholar, worked as a science editor and writer for over a decade, and is the author of the science-education book All in a Day’s Work: Careers Using Science (NSTA, 2nd ed. 2008).

Because of her unique professional background—formal education, research, and work in the fields of science, yoga, and holistic health and healing—Megan has a deep understanding of how to reclaim ease and elevate wellbeing in everyday life. And, she’s a mother. To move, feel, and live well she walks the talk. She’s a relatable expert who creates and shares accessible, practical content. She’s taught and developed many classes, workshops, and programs focused on mind-body practices that promote ease and optimize wellbeing, including VOD resources such as Yoga Moments for Modern Stress. Her work has been featured in Insight Timer, Yoga Journal, Yoga Anytime, Thrive Global, Elephant Journal, The Chopra Center, and Inner Peace Yoga Therapy.

Over several decades, Megan has observed mind-body medicine’s most powerful, meaningful benefits emerge through experience. A subtle alchemy transpires when we practice. We let go of old habits that no longer serve us. Tune-in to our inner landscapes. Awaken our own deep resources. Become more engaged and present in our daily lives. Heal and thrive. 

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