Classically trained in ballet, Meg (Zirm) Everingham translates her love of movement to teaching yoga, Pilates, Balleticise® & barre work. A student of Yoga & Pilates for 20 years, she believes in living a natural, healthy “yoga life.” Through the study of Ayurveda, eating a plant-based diet & this yogic lifestyle Meg has built an extensive knowledge of holistic nutrition & wellness. Fusing her classical training, knowledge & love of movement, Meg strives to empower her clients through the freedom & strength of mind-body movement & wellness. Meg specializes in working with prenatal & postpartum mamas in yoga, Pilates & mind-body wellness. She welcomed her own little yoga baby in July of 2013.
Meg began teaching movement in 1996. It was through the ballet world that she was first introduced to yoga & Pilates. She is a certified Pilates instructor through Balanced Body University. Meg emphasizes that the strength and center of any movement begin at the body’s core. Through Pilates she has seen transformations in her clients both physically & emotionally such as pain-management, flexibility, tone, strength & confidence. She specializes in prenatal & postpartum Pilates & has trained extensively in this focus. Meg uses her extensive movement & teaching experience to transfer the form & method of Pilates to her clients in order to empower them through movement.
Certified in Yoga & a 200 Registered Yoga Teacher through the Yoga Alliance, Meg received her yoga teacher training at the YogaLife Institute in Wayne, PA under the guidance of Dr. Robert Butera. She has continued her studies through her strong home practice as well as studying under various teachers in NYC, Philadelphia & beyond. Meg’s creative yoga style grew its roots from Classical, Hatha yoga & draws from her studies in Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Yin, & Kundalini & Ayurveda. She enjoys teaching yoga to practitioners of all levels & loves teaching prenatal & postpartum clients as well as baby & me classes.
Meg also organizes & enjoys teaching yoga & Pilates at retreats. She has teamed up with the great people of Good Commons in Vermont for several of their group retreats & co-hosted their first Women’s Entrepeneur Weekend there in the fall of 2011. There are more retreats being planned in VT, NY and NJ so stay tuned!
From her ballet background Meg developed a fusion of ballet & Pilates called Balleticise®. Combining isometric, ballet movements with Pilates & barre work, this class aims to lengthen & strengthen bodies into those of dancers (no tutus required)! She uses this as a foundation while teaching various barre classes online & in studios. In the summer of 2010 Meg was honored to teach Balleticise ® at the prestigious Chautauqua Institution. Meg is in the process of creating a Balleticise ® DVD & web videos.
With a strong belief in giving back Meg practices karma yoga by volunteering to teach yoga to populations under-served or without access to yoga or Pilates. It was a great joy for Meg to be a part of the Gilda’s Club of SJ organization while living at the New Jersey shore. She currently is working to bring yoga to the children of Camden, NJ.
Outside of teaching in-studio & online Meg can be found enjoying the outdoors, cooking & writing. She lives outside of Philadelphia with her husband, adorable happy yoga baby, George, & feisty cairn terrier, Scrappy!
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