Meredith Redding (MA, LMFT) is a Los Angeles-based mind-body psychotherapist, yoga instructor, writer, actor, and proud puppy mama. Meredith views yoga as a profound, practical, and time-tested practice that teaches us to move through the slings and arrows of life with more grace and skill (humor, too :).
Meredith completed her formal 200- and 500-hour teacher training through YogaWorks in Santa Monica, studying under the expert eyes of Lisa Walford, Annie Carpenter, and Julie Kleinman. Meredith continues to study with Ally Hamilton and Daniel Stewart, both of whom (alongside her 3 year old cocker spaniel Delilah) are among her greatest spiritual teachers. Meredith is known for her practical application of yoga to address emotional and mental health, and teaches in elite treatment centers throughout Los Angeles. She is the resident yoga and meditation teacher at Psychological Care and Healing Treatment, an internationally renowned residential treatment center for depression and trauma. Meredith pioneered the mind-body yoga program for pregnant and parenting teens at New Village Charter High School in the Rampart area of Los Angeles. She continues to work with at risk youth as a therapist and teacher.
Meredith draws from a decade of dedicated yoga practice, along with 20 years of dance, movement, and theatre training. She completed her Masters in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in 2011, and draws inspiration from the works of Carl Jung, Jospeh Campbell, and Pema Chodron. Meredith's classes focus on using the physical practice to empower students to take up space, ground into the body, quiet the mind, and reconnect to a place of deep compassion for themselves and for the world.
Meredith's approach as a therapist and yoga instructor is rooted in somatic psychology, mindfulness, poetic imagination, and the belief in the innate capacity within all of us to become whole. Meredith is a lover of poetry, Woody Allen, and black tea. She tries not to take herself too seriously.
"For small creatures such as we, the vastness is bearable only through love." - Carl Sagan