"Hello!! My Name is Megan and I am the new owner and operator of Yoga In The Pines. I moved to Payson in the end of 2021 and began teaching weekly classes at YITP January of 2022. This yoga studio has been a place for me to give, grow, receive, honor, and just be. My intention is to give alll of that and more to our Rim Country yoga studio. I am excited and humbled for the opportunity to continue to allow Yoga In The Pines to share love, gratitude, and joy with our community. . "
Owner Yoga In The Pines
Megan grew up in Arizona playing softball into her college years. She chose yoga as a way to stay active and fit, little did she know that she had found her passion. After attending a life changing yoga retreat, she decided to pursue teaching yoga. She completed her 200-hour teacher training at the Southwest Institute of the Healing Arts under the instruction of Laura McKinzie. Megan earned an Advanced Yoga Nidra certification from Integrative Amrit Method Yoga with 140 hours of instruction from Kamini Desai.
Megan believes in the capability of yoga to change one’s life and perspective in powerful and positive ways. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and a background in sports medicine, Megan aims to enrich and rejuvenate your body and mind. She integrates yoga philosophy, mindful meditation, and the focus of breath and energy into each of her classes. Her intention is to leave your body and mind feeling peaceful, relaxed and invigorated after each session. Megan owns and operates Yoga In The Pines in Payson, AZ. She is an e-RYT200 and continues to teach and study yoga.
Learn more about Megan at meganerbe.yoga
Greetings, beautiful souls! My name is Jessica McDonald and I am so happy to be a part of Yoga in the Pines and the Payson community! I am a sound medicine practitioner, meditation guide, LaHoChi and intuitive energy worker and sacred ceremony facilitator who loves to dabble in art and creative expression.
I grew up in Arizona and have always had a love and passion for this state and land, and all of Nature. My previous 15 year long career in small animal and wildlife veterinary medicine allowed me to express that passion. After some long term severe health issues and a spinal cord injury that resulted in multiple surgeries, I decided it was time to discover what true healing was for myself and embarked on an entirely new life journey that has brought me here. I hope to share these healing practices of sound, meditation and energy to help others on their own healing path. I have been providing sound healing guided meditations and special events at YITP since April 2022.
My name is Kelli Waters and I believe yoga is personal. Yoga looks different for every body and it is all about finding your true, authentic expression. I have led studio & gym classes since completing my training at Spirit of Yoga in 2017. I have also guided both movement and Yoga Nidra in a clinical setting as well as at wellness forums. I grew up in Omaha, Nebraska and have called Arizona my home since 2011. Arizona holds a special place in my heart and has gifted me with a deeper connection to myself, beyond my wildest dreams. Yoga gives the opportunity to bloom and grow every time you step on the mat, and I am honored to help you plant the seeds for a blossoming self-discovery! I have been teaching at Yoga In The Pines since 2020.
Adrian Campbell, PhD is a Certified Professional Coach, a Reiki Master, and a U.S. Coast Guard Veteran.
Her background in Situational and Facilitative Leadership within the military and electronics industries, along with her education in Jungian Psychology, Somatic Mindfulness, and Dream Work lend a special twist to her work and keeps every experience individualized and unique.
Dr. Adrian holds Undergraduate and Graduate degrees in Electrical Science and Psychology, and holds a doctorate in Somatic Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute.
Her current research is focused on the importance of psyche and energy in everyday life, specifically as it relates to group consciousness and veteran well being.
I began practicing yoga regularly in 2013 and it quickly began to change my life. Introducing me to body awareness, thought/mind management & most of all HOW TO BREATHE!!!! I see the practice of yoga as being so much more than performing poses; so much more than our media seems to “advertise.” Yoga is the practice of unifying the relationships we carry within; our emotions, our breath, our bodies & our minds.
For many years I resisted beginning a yoga practice due to how other studios represented themselves... Focusing on fancy poses, bikini bodies & the “right” brand of yoga clothing… and all I knew is I wanted a space that was the opposite of that! I craved a space that encourages authenticity without ego! So that’s exactly what I created!
I regularly offer Power, Vinyasa, Gentle, Yin, Restorative, Chair & STAND-UP PADDLEBAORD YOGA!!! I am 200-RYT & I look forward to expanding my knowledge with years to come!
Mel has been teaching at Yoga In The Pines in 2020 and the owner from July 2021-Dec 2022