Megan Bowser (she/her) is a queer, mixed-black, artist, bodyworker and somatic educator, and cofounder of The Mothership.
My name is Megan Bowser
(she/her) I am queer, mixed-black, an artist, a bodyworker and somatic educator, and cofounder of The Mothership.
“To holding on, to knowing again that moment of rapture, of recognition where we can face one another as we really are, stripped of artifice and pretense, naked and not ashamed.”
I’m curious about how we welcome, honor, and love ourselves, each other, and the earth. This curiosity is at the center of how I engage life, from my personal somatic practice, to my experience being mixed race and queer in this country, to the way I coparent my child as a single mom. My life’s work is about nurturing spaces for people to live more fully within themselves, transforming our inner relationship to shift the possibilities we have as a society.
I am a bodyworker (NCLMBT #13426) and somatic educator. I hold a deep respect for our humanity –our bodies. I offer somatic, integrative massage therapy as a way to honor the healing wisdom you have inside and better align your actions in the world. I work out of a shared space at Radical Healing. My bodywork practice is informed by deep listening, somatic practices, biodynamic cardiovascular therapy, myofascial, Swedish and Thai (Chaloeysak style) massage, reiki, and both somatic and mindfulness based meditation.
I am one of the three founders of The Mothership, where I am devoted to shifting work culture through community and self development, and that overlap so particular to coworking. I believe creating and holding space for the unfolding of our shared experiences is essential to working well and living well.
I write poetry as a personal practice. I write to hear myself feeling.
Work with Me
I am available for individual bodywork appointments, consultations, and requests for collaboration across any of my areas of work and practice.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
BA, Humanities and Fine Arts (2009)
Cofounder of Mercury Studio (2012–present)
Body Therapy Institute, Massage Therapy Diploma Program (2013)
Gave birth to Ruby at the Women's Birth and Wellness Center (2013)
Bodywork private practice (2014–present)
Bodyworker at Wellville Massage and Healing Arts (2014–2016)
Monthly circle facilitator for coworking members (2015–present)
Brain, Body & Trauma in the Therapeutic Relationship with Michael Shea (2015)
Intro to Biodynamic Cardiovascular Therapy with Michael Shea (2015)
Annual coworking member development retreat facilitator (2016–present)
Center for Embodied Teacher Education, Spirit of Learning (2016)
Founding member of Durham Bodywork (2016; co-owner 2016-2017)
Chakra Foundations Workshop (2016)
Cofounder of The Mothership, Merger of Mercury Studio and The Makery (2017–present)
Reiki, Usui (2017)
Center for Embodied Teacher Education, Somatic Educational Leadership (2017)
Vision + Vocation Business Planning Course (2017)
SOAPBOX, Site-specific public performance written & directed by by Kamara Thomas (2018)
Art Party host, quarterly creative showcase (2018-present)
Practice Space BIPOC Healing Salon, Somatics facilitator (2018)
The Black on Black Project V3, featured artist (2019)
The Somatic Practice of Pure Awareness training, Dharma Ocean (2019)
Emergent Strategy Ideation Immersion with adrienne maree brown (2019)
Nuad Thai Massage, Chaloeysak style with Chutikan Hoover (2019)