Megan Mook is simply the most extraordinary meditation instructor I've ever had. The style of her sessions — in which you do multiple 5–10 minute meditations building upon one another — makes her classes perfect for both beginner and advanced students. Additionally, the different meditations that Megan offers all centered around the heart are amazing for exploring different approaches to your own practice. Megan is also incredible at helping one think through how to apply meditations directly in one's everyday life. I have grown tremendously from taking her classes as a meditator and a person.
Megan Mook is a deeply skilled teacher. What I didn't know when I first hired Megan to work with my company was that I was connecting with an incredible source of wisdom that would spark personal growth for years to come. Megan's knowledge, skills, and abilities as a teacher are matched by her clarity of thought, humor, and communication. Working with Megan is simultaneously grounding and enlightening. She is super approachable and warm. I can't say enough good things about working with Megan Mook!
One of my main spiritual goals in life is to become more capable of loving-kindness, compassion, and forgiveness. However, having spent many years filled with fear and anger, my automatic emotional response is often defensive and hard-hearted. As a result, I have quite a bit of difficulty with heart-focused meditation practices.
When I take class with Megan though, I find that there is a softening that takes place and I am able to tap into these qualities and emotions more easily. One of her meditations that was particularly impactful on me was called "Little Me". As she guided us through imagining ourselves as children, I became aware of a strong sense of compassion that I honestly didn't expect or think was possible coming from me (not gonna lie I shed some tears). Her presence and the way she speaks is soothing, but also direct. I get the sense that she is genuinely in touch with her emotions and that I can learn from her. She's also super down to earth and easy to talk to!
I'm most grateful for Megan's vulnerability and curiosity as a teacher. Her classes often feel like an exploration, and while Megan is a fearless guide, she's also capable of pointing out a new, interesting animal and proclaiming, "Isn't that wild!" After more than a year of consistent practice with Megan, I carry her voice with me in moments of both chaos and delight, to hear it offer either a tender word or a full-throated "YEAH!"
Megan's meditations are both challenging and gentle, and with her, I am continuously reminded that practice DOES NOT make perfect, but practice DOES help us see and deal with our own shit.
The session Megan did with our staff was really wonderful and several people have given positive feedback about it since then. Megan had such a lovely way of entering the corporate setting, clearly and effectively communicating, and connecting with people of all levels.
As a New Yorker and a curator of Kula Yoga's Teacher Training program, I need someone who is professional and down to earth when it comes to teaching meditation. Megan comes to teach with a calm, grounded presence and gives you tactile tools with which to approach your practice. Her voice is sublime and I trust the journey she takes us on 100%. Many meditation teachers are yoga teachers who learn a bit of meditation on the side.... Megan has made this practice her focus and brings a load of experience to the table which she happily shares with curious students. I cannot recommend her highly enough!
Megan gathers our emotions, comfortable and otherwise, and guides us towards a poetics of awareness.
Contemplation, we learn, is tender play. To play is to heal.
Gently, she encourages us to see and feel points of transition between contemplation and action: moments where language is embodied.
And, so, we learn to consider one another. Herein lies the core of Megan’s teaching. She emphasizes connection and consideration: we explore ourselves in order to connect with others; we consider our hearts in order to understand others’.
Her words have integrity. Pieced together with architectural intelligence, Megan’s language is spacious, intellectual, heartfelt, and lasting. Her process reveals itself as quick/excited and slow/deliberate as she negotiates between opposites, and language extends from mind to body as she articulates thought and emotion through gesture. She teaches the mind-body connection by example.
Megan’s person is soft but edgy. She bares her humanity generously—revealing her so-called ‘dingy’ thoughts alongside sweetness and empathy. She doesn’t other imperfections, nor does she other her students.
In her heart, we’re all tender humans.