FIRST-HAND EXPERIENCES
IN GROUP OFFERINGS

“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.”  —  Darrick Clayton

“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.”  —  Susie Klein

“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.”  — Genevieve Torres Tiango

“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.”  —  Gilbert Raul Mott

“Meisha is an amazing teacher and person, filled with love, presence, and concern. I’m glad to have stumbled into her class many months ago and am a better person, man, and father for it.” — Julio Avalos

“I am forever grateful to you for showing me and many others how to open our hearts and let the love pour out.  It is a wonderful journey to join you each week and discover my hidden or forgotten self.  I am blessed to have you as my guide and look forward to many more adventures.” — Patrica

“I distinctly remember my first yoga class, and it was with you. I left that class feeling more joyful and loving than I ever had before in my life, and I knew that I had found my passion.  Thank you for teaching me how to find and embrace the Light within myself. I am so grateful for the classes I had with you.  I could not have asked for a better introduction to yoga than by you. You are a role model for me and there is no doubt that I will remember you for the rest of my life.  I have since been taught by many different yoga teachers, and I have not found one that I LOVED and felt more deeply connected with. You are the most beautiful and radiant person and you have inspired me more than you will ever know!” — Frankie Riggan

“I am so glad I was able to make it to Meisha’s class.  Truly, there are none like it!” – Adrienne Lam

“Meisha is amazing!  Expect way more than your average yoga class.  Meisha blends asana practice with the spiritual path and flowing exploration of creative movement.  She artfully weaves the challenges of everyday living into teachings that both inspire and remind us that we are all human.  More personally, Meisha’s teaching gives me permission to express myself, and feeds my heart’s desire to discover the Divine.  Another thing that Meisha does so well is express how the asanas feel – what parts are reaching from each other and toward where, where there is a focused line of energy, etc.  Not all teachers do that, and Meisha does it in a way that allows me to further step into my asana practice each day.”  —  Megumi Burr Tolliver

“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.”  —  Jennifer Hurley

“My go-to-class is ALWAYS Meisha’s!  First class with her, and you didn’t even need to tell me she was a dancer.  Her movement and flow is so deliberate, yet effortless.  At the beginning of class, she shares a theme, reads an excerpt from literature, a poem, or maybe even lead a discussion on a spiritual topic.  Either way, she always checks in with how her students are doing, to get a feel for the energy.  Her personality is so warm, pleasant and genuine.  My favorite part is when she does hands on adjustments and massages when we’re deep in a stretch, or struggling with alignment.  She is attentive and alert, and the fact that she addresses each person by name to encourage, or let us know that she sees us adjusting correctly, makes it really personal.  It was in her class that I had a breakthrough in crow pose…I could never lift off, but with her instruction, I was able to do it and I’ve been working on it every single time ever since!  Her class is a perfect balance of relaxation, mindfulness and challenging physical exertion…It’s the entire package and worth EVERY PENNY!”  —  Stephanie C.

FIRST-HAND EXPERIENCES
IN PERSONAL SESSIONS 

“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.”  — Megumi Burr Tolliver

“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.” — C. Rodriguez

“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.” — A. Marie

 

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