Meisha’s expression of the yoga practice is deeply inspiring. From the moment her voice fills the space you know she is going to offer something special. Her truth and passion behind her words resonate throughout the room. I love her fluidity and uniqueness of her asana flow, and it’s so smooth how she ties in the thematic dharma talk with the physical practice. She even has a couple of Hawaiian tracks on her playlist! My favorite part of class is Meisha’s laughter.
Meisha brings an incredible energy and passion to the asana and meditation practice. My practice with her is one of the most positive aspects of my life. Meisha is 100% there, giving everything that she naturally is. She shares personal experiences in a way that not only creates personal connection, but also gets people to move beyond the physical aspects and to start making more spiritual connections that can deeply impact relationships to others and our knowledge of how we are part of the greater universe. I leave her classes feeling so deeply happy, optimistic, OK with myself and the world. She integrates the physical/emotional/spiritual aspects of yoga so beautifully.
Salamát (thank you), for your class! You literally took it out of me, and had me in tears! It is in these moments; the breakthroughs/surrender, that I am most grateful for. It allows me to regain that compassion and have gentleness back in my heart. Inhale and Exhale. You know what it feels like to return to Love.
YOGA + MEISHA = FREEDOM! It never feels like an act with you, Meisha. You tell it like it is, even if it’s not expected. I love how you point out that we as students don’t even have to follow what you are instructing! There’s such a joyous fluidity to your instruction. Meditation can easily become a very rigid and austere thing, but you always invoke laughter and the all-important sense of play that is essential to remember and hold dearly.
I’ve tried yoga classes all over the Bay Area, but Meisha’s class is the only one that I will drive 30 miles out of my way (in traffic!) to attend. Meisha offers a challenging vinyasa flow, which when done in a 98-degree room, practice turns my skin inside out! Her class is playful and fun, incorporating elements of dancing, singing, chanting, and sighing. Meisha has a warm, open spirit, and slight roguish sense of humor. She genuinely cares for each of her students, and she makes you feel that care in how she calls you by name and guides you more deeply into your practice. The vulnerability and struggle she is willing to show her students makes her a great teacher and someone I deeply respect. I leave her class feeling like all is well with myself and with the world.
In my private session, Meisha compassionately conversed with me about my desires and intentions for the session, then beautifully wove these through the asanas and my personal meditation. Meisha holds sacred, loving space naturally, and this is conveyed even in the recording she gave me of my personal meditation. I loved the meditation so much that I used it every night for a month, and 2 months later, I am still using it! I’ve experienced many changes in my life since then and I look forward to my next session with her.
I can truly say that Meisha is a sweet soul and that all of the people she works with will benefit from her warmth, her wisdom and intuitive ways. I am a better person for knowing her and learning from her. We meet weekly for Yoga Nidra Meditation. I’m grateful that I’ve had the chance to work one-on-one with Meisha. She helps me work through many fears about my health, re-occuring anxiety and healing from a 17-year marriage that was deeply abusive.
I met Meisha at an introduction to Chakras/Yoga session. Her warm energy and interest in helping find my positive energy made me look into meditation, something I had never tried before. I was having trouble getting pregnant, so I turned to mediation in hopes of reducing the stress that seemed to overtake my desire to have a baby. Hearing people say “Don’t worry about, it will happen when you least expect it” and “Don’t think about it!” was never very helpful. It just made me more stressed about trying NOT to stress about it. I needed to relieve this stress and when Meisha mentioned Yoga Nidra, I was at first skeptical about it. But when I began talking to other women who had difficulty getting pregnant, they seemed to share the same positive experience with mediation. So, I gave it a try…She began the session with an in-depth interview into my thoughts on becoming pregnant and not becoming pregnant. This helped put my emotions into words, which I had never really done before. I just knew that I wanted to have a baby. It was difficult going to those negative emotions, but at the same time, I knew that that was what I had to do, in order to help myself. It was a struggle to show a positive emotion when my friends would announce they were pregnant. I often felt sad and jealous. Deep down I would say to myself “I want what they have.” During the interview, I realized that it was more the desire to experience the feeling of having a baby grow inside of me, than anything else. I never realized that prior to doing Yoga Nidra. It was an eye opening experience for me. The best part of the interview was that I was allowed to go to the place where: “I am pregnant”. I was able to go to that feeling and put that feeling into words as well. I learned that the feeling of being pregnant was a great feeling, a state of euphoria. When you want something so bad, and you don’t have it, all you do is focus on the negative to why you don’t have it. An invitation to say “I am pregnant” was something I had never done before. It felt awesome!! I learned a lot about myself through this experience and I couldn’t have done it without Meisha. She is an inspiration to me and I believe she can help anyone. She has given me the strength to believe in myself. When I listen to the recorded mediation every day, I feel less stressed and have an open mind to whatever comes my way. I am able to move from a state of stress to a state of euphoria when I want to. I am able to free myself from the negative! – and as a bonus, I am sleeping better.