My desire and purpose as a teacher and trainer of yoga is to inspire you to follow your truth; to help guide you towards co-manifesting your own reality with the Universe through the power of pure and positive intentions, thoughts, words, and actions; to be ready and willing to recognize, receive, and integrate those manifestations; and to transform your practice into millions of conscious momemnts of yoga living within each day. It works... especially when you find God within and let go into the magical adventure called your life!
Twee Merrigan, Prana Vinyasa™, RYT500®
"When I started teaching yoga in New York City back in 2002, it was all about doing and teaching yoga poses really well. Now, 15 years later, it’s about walking my own talk, Yoga living, surrounding myself by the beauty and space of God’s backyard here in the High Rocky Mountains of Breckenridge Colorado, and to reflect the beauty and space that is inside of us all.
My intention as a yoga teacher is to inspire students to uphold the highest standards of Yoga and to integrate the teachings into every moment of their Yoga Living. I️ offer space to reflect upon the roots of the Yoga teachings, asana, mantra, mudra, pranayama, and meditation, so we can know the spaces between the breath, our thoughts and emotions, our connection to a Higher Power that dwells within us, as us.
I️ am a mother of two home-birthed, unvaccinated, vegan, mostly homeschooled young girls; a conscious parent-in-training; a wife and business partner with my husband Jason, co-owner and executive chef of our super successful vegan restaurant in Breckenridge Colorado, called Piante Pizzeria [Piante means plant in Italian]; a couch buddy to Marley, our rescue dog; a snowboarder living in Colorado; a surfer who often aches for the ocean; and a yoga teacher who has traveled beyond my wildest dreams crisscrossing the planet since 2003, offering yoga teacher trainings, master classes, workshops, and immersions at studios, festivals, conferences, and retreats world-wide.
I️ have been a cover model for Yoga Journal Magazine in three different countries, featured in yoga & fitness magazines in Germany, Spain, China, Korea, Australia & the USA; filmed for DVDs distributed in Japan; and an online yoga sites in the USA (Gaiam & Yogin’it); and have been chosen by Yoga Journal to be 1 of 15 Influencers not for my number of social media followers but for the deeper in-person connections it takes over time, eye to eye, face to face, heart to heart.
But none of this matters does it(?) if I’m not walking the walk and just talking the talk. So I look inside for the answers... everyday... and often throughout the day... and by doing that kind of self-study everyday, I’m guided to share what and how I’ve been listening to my heart... as I continue to wipe away the image of who I think I am, and I continue to love living in the fullness of just simply Being Me and doing my best to listen more than I speak, so I can meet my students, friends, family, peers, and employees where they are truly at....while they are being Them."
twee's past life?
Before teaching yoga, Twee worked in Corporate America as an internet recruiter during the dot com boom (and bust), and as a membership sales consultant for a NYC health & fitness club. Her first job out of college was in the fashion world "schlepping" fabrics down to ladies wear clothing manufacturers specializing in polyester apparel!
Prana Vinyasa™ Yoga
Prana Vinyasa™ is an energetic, creative, full spectrum approach to embodying the flow of yoga, cultivated by Shiva Rea and the Global Vinyasa Collective of Teachers. Students of all levels are empowered to experience prana- the universal source of breath, life-energy and conscious intelligence- as the navigating source of yoga practice and vital living.
It is an evolutionary method of embodied transformation and radiant health, cultivating inner and outer strength and fluidity, skill and intuition, vital energy and relaxed being, activation and receptivity, through balanced and creative fluid sequences (vinyasas), a catalyst for transforming old patterns and paradigms of the body, self, and the world to discover the potency and creativity within; a way of liberating the natural flow of the spontaneous intelligence; a cultivation of the art of yoga including movement, music, sound, visual arts, and poetry to deepen the flow; a way to ride the waves of breath, change and life rhythms; living, loving, serving life in all forms.
"During the morning we spent with her and her puppy Marley at their Brooklyn home, she blessed us with this beautiful interview and a hypnotizing yoga practice. Every single word that comes out of her mouth is a true inspiration, especially when she talks about the new life (by now beautiful Hana Sky) she is hosting inside her "goddess temple.” Listen to her and you will understand what being a yogi is." -Sonia Ribas, Founder, Yogin'it.com