Having spent much of her working life in the busy world of making media (film, radio, TV, writing, digital storytelling + community building and podcast production), Megan’s path towards slowing down and ‘hitting the pause button’ came after a work-related health issue caused by sustained stress.
Megan recently returned to Australia after living and teaching in Berlin, Germany for more than two years. Now based near Adelaide, she has practised mindfulness meditation since 2009 and has taught workshops, groups, courses, online sessions and retreats since 2015.
Having initially studied mediation at The Gawler Foundation, she undertook teacher training there in 2011 and 2016.
In 2017 Megan participated in Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher Training (MSC) facilitated by the UCSD Centre for Mindfulness, and in 2018 she undertook Breathworks Introductory Teacher Training, now on the path of Breathworks teacher accreditation.
While based in Berlin she participated in further professional development around Europe – in Spain, Germany, the UK, The Netherlands, also participating in a ‘Day of Mindfulness’ at the renowned Plum Village in Dieulivol, France.
As a teacher she has a passion for self-care, kindness, empathy, workplace culture and creativity.
In addition to courses, sangha and individual consultations, Megan has run events at organisational and corporate level, including teaching workshops at Paypal Germany and The School of Life Australia in Sydney, Melbourne and Berlin.
Attending retreats and study courses (in-real-life and online) is part of Megan’s ongoing professional and personal development. She continues to be inspired by Rick Hanson, Tara Brach, Jack Kornfield, Ven. Robina Courtin, Sharon Salzberg, Pema Chödrön, Vidyamala Burch and Christina Feldman – just to name a few.
Calling herself a “civilian” meditation teacher, her teaching practice is Megan Spencer Meditation.