I came to yoga at 19 to help deal with a profound scoliosis that was starting to cause me considerable back pain. I eventually underwent major spinal fusion surgery that, while traumatic and involving a lengthy rehabilitation process, led to me developing a committed yoga practice and learning deeply about my own wellness and healing process.
I never thought I would teach yoga. However as the years went on and my practice developed, I did an intensive teacher training program at the Sivananda ashram in the foothills of the Himalayas, and then on moving to Barcelona 5 years ago began teaching and doing further study to develop my practice, understanding and ability to teach more dynamic vinyasa yoga styles.
I now teach a flowing, dynamic form of yoga practice very influenced by the work of Simon Borg-Olivier (Yoga Synergy), which teaches “traditional yoga for the modern body” – a blend of Indian, Chinese and Tibetan yogas, and Western physiotherapy, aimed at making yoga practice safer and more effective for modern practitioners. This has provided a strong framework to integrate my own experience with many different yoga practices, internal martial arts, bodywork modalities, and healing and rehabilitation. I’m profoundly grateful to all those who have been my teachers on this path so far.
In my classes we develop an internally nourishing practice that is accessible, safe, fluid yet challenging, and energising afterwards. Through mobilizing our spine, learning to work actively in and out of postures, cultivating a relaxed and regenerating state in the body, and focusing the mind, we can guide and support the development of our whole being.
SMALL INTERVIEW WITH MORGAN:
1. Why Yoga?
Because it reconnects me with my life source. It’s tough when I need to grow. Tender when I need peace. It gives me wings and grounds me at the same time. And it has taught me more than any other practice in my life.
2. Ingredients for a perfect day:
Wake up beside my love. Have time and space to practice deeply. Be in nature, especially mountains. Enjoy fresh food with family or friends. Dance freely and often.
3. The Garage is…
Such a beautiful space, it inspires one to fill it with joy, energetic practice, music and movement!
4. What would you like students at the Garage to take with them after your class?
To feel revitalised and nourished by their practice.
5. Your mantra of the moment:
When we let go of the past, we invite to the future to be born, here and now.