We had the good fortune of connecting with Megan Poakeart and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Megan, do you have any habits that you feel contribute to your effectiveness?
My daily meditation practice is how I show up for myself daily so that I can consistently show up for others. It’s my #1 best habit. It’s directly related to what I do. I practice what I teach everyday and it helps me stay peaceful, grounded and elevated so that I have an abundance of energy to share with others.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
My deepest desire is to be of service to others. I teach Kundalini Yoga and meditation because these tools have been instrumental in my spiritual growth and sense of inner peace. When something works so well, I’m driven to share it. I stay inspired through my own meditation practice and am passionate about letting people know that they already have connection and guidance within them. There is no spiritual resume required to begin a meditation practice, everyone is welcome in my class.
The idea to offer an online 30 minute Kundalini meditation class came to me in April 2020, at a time when a lot was really out-of-sorts, confusing and scary. I thought people might benefit from learning some fast and effective techniques to help cope with stress and uncertainty. I sought to create a cozy online space with a safe, accepting community where people could come for some peace and healing. Together, we got through 2020 and continue to practice every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning from 8-8:30am Central time.
Kundalini Yoga is a powerful technology and has an esoteric reputation but I pride myself on bringing these techniques down-to-earth, because this is where we need to be using them. I love to help people create their own daily meditation practice tailored to their exact needs and am here for accountability and support through the journey.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
My favorite place in the DFW area is McKinney. I love the historic downtown area, the older houses and buildings and the cool shops and cafes. I would start with a coffee or chai latte from Snug and then hit Groovy Coop, Native, Red Zeppelin Records, Boho Moonchild, Mckinney Dry Goods, and Etienne Market to look around. I love Jump into Art Studio for art classes of all different kinds. When I want to connect with nature, I go for a walk at the Heard Museum or a bike ride at Erwin Park.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I was raised to be very open-minded in terms of spirituality. My mother introduced yoga and mediation to me at a very young age. I was never taught to be fearful of different religions or beliefs and I think that has a lot to do with how connected I feel. For that, I am immensely grateful.
Jennifer Elmore of Jen X photography for the standing yoga pose photo