Who's On The Mat
From The Heart
My Manduka mat is where i practice being who i want to be in my life – it's my playground to try on fearlessness, patience, play, steadfastness, compassion and faith.
-Melanie Lora Meltzer
Santa Monica, California
Why Manduka?: I love using Manduka because it is such a responsible and conscious company doing great things in the world!
What does your Manduka help you #practice?: My Manduka helps me practice courageously.
Yoga Style: Hatha, Meditation
Practice with me here: Aspen Prana
River Morgan spent much of her childhood with her family in an ashram in Los Angeles. A lifelong study of movement and the body guides her teaching & practice. This has led River to teaching mind/body classes for over ten years. River has been blessed to have studied with many powerful teachers, including Sarah Powers, Paul Grilley, Kausthub and T.K.V. Desikachar, Robert Svoboda, Nancy Gilgoff, and Shiva Rea. River's personal teaching style has evolved as a reflection of both the knowledge and inspiration these teachers have shared with her as well as time deepening the studies on retreat and personal exploration. The wise words and insights of great spiritual leaders, such as Parmahansa Yogananda, Swami Sarveshwarananda, Swami Prajnananda, Jack Kornfeld, and Byron Katie have also profoundly blessed River's path.
River is a certified yoga, meditation & Gyrotonic instructor. She also holds the credentials to lead teacher trainings for yoga and meditation through Yoga Aliiance. She has studied Ayurveda and transpersonal psychology to create a blend of body-mind-spirit integration. She also holds a BFA in Dance & toured nationally & internationally with two professional dance companies. River’s classes encourage you to be fully in the moment and dive into your body, mind & spirit as they truly are.
River teaches private meditation, Yin Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, and Restorative Yoga. She also leads retreats, guided yoga hikes, and wellness coaching.