Meredith Storey

“Have you ever been told that you cannot ever do something again?” 5 years ago after an arm full of hardware and a year of physical therapy ahead of her, Meredith was told that very same thing. She would never be able to surf, practice yoga, or in a nutshell… be herself anymore. Coming back to her yoga practice saved her life in many ways, as she now looks at her skateboarding accident as gift or a true awakening. Meredith’s reconnection with her practice, her body, and her thoughts was a crazy journey and, though not pretty at times, sometimes really taking a look in the mirror is the only way to get your true self back. Learning how to take things one step at a time while being content with where she is in the present moment is one of her greatest lessons in life. You may not be able to do things the same exact way, but once you achieve “the impossible” and figure out how to use your body and mind in a different way… presto! You are alive and you achieve anything!!!

Meredith’s vinyasa classes tend to be faster paced and physically challenging with an emphasis on power and intensity. She likes to push herself and her students to the limits of the mind and body but not at expense of the breath. Listening to your inner teacher is the most important of all.  Expect some pretty good tunes, fun arm balances, inversions, and binds with modifications always.

Meredith wants her students to explore their minds, bodies, and spiritually. To watch the light turn on when they discover something new or have a breakthrough on a more internal level is the most inspirational part of teaching for her. She will forever be a student to yoga and will continue to share and give back to her sangha (community). If you want a sweaty, challenging, light hearted, celebratory class join Meredith on a journey to a higher self!!! Jai!!!

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What’s your favorite yoga pose at the moment? Why?

My favorite yoga pose is probably PinchaMayurasana (scorpion pose) because it takes persistence, hard work, focus and opens the heart. And because it allows me to be upside down which is one of my happy places along with the ocean.                                                                                   

Describe a moment during a yoga practice that rocked your world.

One of the moments in yoga that rocked my world was the moment I realized I could still use my left arm. I remember thinking…why did I listen to someone who has no idea what I can and cannot do. Now look at me…my favorite pose is Forearm Stand!!!                 

                                     

What’s your favorite place? How come?

My favorite place is on my longboardwith my toes hanging over the nose of my board… perfectly perched on the top of the wave. Feeling weightless, gliding over the ocean is where I find myself in the absolute present moment where I’m in a state of meditation.                            

 

What is your favorite color?

My favorite color yellow because it brings a smile to my face. I cannot help but feel bubbly and happy when I see any shade of this color. Also, because it reminds me of the sunshine and that there will always be brighter days ahead.

 

Whom do you admire? How so?

I admire my two dogs Otis and Charlie for never judging me and always loving me even when I am being impossible. Animals really get me wondering, because they simply live for the moment and never hold grudges or negativity. If we could all be more like our dogs and cats the world would be awesome!!!

 

What traits in others are you attracted to?

I am attracted to some good humor that makes my belly hurt from laughter and my eyes feel wrinkly. I cannot help but love when I see someone that finds to good in the bad and can forgive. But to be honest…we all have the same capabilities, it’s just a matter of being able to express them.

 

Favorite thing about Twist Yoga?

My favorite thing about yoga has got to be the amazing community that is built around this studio. So much love and acceptance here. When I moved back to WA after living in San Diego for 13 years the studio was the first place that I felt comfortable and safe. I am ever grateful for the people of Twist and all the wonderful instructors. Jai Twist Yoga!!!