Megan Odenthal - Pilates Practitioner
Originally from Southern California, Mae recently relocated to Asheville, NC.
Growing up active- Mae has always had an affinity for nature and the outdoors- whether its hiking, camping, rock climbing, or surfing; if its outdoors, she’s doing it! Mae‘s passion for working with the body began with yoga. After a brief introduction to studio yoga in San Diego, CA, Mae’s yearning for a deeper understanding brought her to Southern India- where she lived in an ashram located in the foothills of the Velliangiri Mountains. Initially there for an intensive six month residential classical hatha yoga teacher training, she decided to continue her study of yoga by teaching throughout India and various countries in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. After three years Mae decided to come back to the states to be closer to family and to share her transformative experience with others through teaching yoga.
And yet, during her time teaching, it became very apparent that the majority of people were in need of more strength, balance, stability, and/or flexibility to better prepare themselves for intense yoga, and for daily life in general! Prior to her adventures in India, Mae had been introduced to Pilates, and was amazed by the balance, strength, and flexibility it gave her. To this day she finds that it strongly compliments her yoga practices and is always amazed by seeing the impact it has on every-body! Whether transmitted as a form of exercise or rehabilitation- Pilates has proven to be a system undeniably effective for every individual- this realization is where the true clarity and desire to become a Pilates Instructor was born.
Warmly welcoming people from all walks of life, she strongly believes that the versatile practice of yoga and Pilates can transform anyone’s life, as it has her own. She looks forward to interacting with each client and creating individually tailored movement practices that will guide them towards a sense of simultaneous ease, strength, balance, and awareness. Mae teaches with enthusiasm and has a strong passion to help others develop optimal health and vitality in their lives.
Mae loves going for hikes with her sweet pup Kaia and charming partner Eric, camping adventures, appreciating art, and dark chocolate!