"OUR DEEPEST CALLING IS TO GROW INTO OUR OWN AUTHENTIC SELFHOOD, WHETHER OR NOT IT CONFORMS TO SOME IMAGE OF WHO WE OUGHT TO BE. AS WE DO SO, WE WILL NOT ONLY FIND THE JOY THAT EVERY HUMAN BEING SEEKS - WE WILL ALSO FIND OUR PATH OF AUTHENTIC SERVICE IN THE WORLD."
My name is Megan Bowser.
“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 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 am a bodyworker (NCLMBT #13426) and somatic educator. I hold a deep respect for our humanity –our bodies. I care about the practices of bodywork and somatics as ways to honor the wisdom we all have inside and align our actions in the world. I offer integrative bodywork sessions from a shared space at Radical Healing. My bodywork practice is informed by deep listening, somatic practices, biodynamic cardiovascular therapy, myofascial and swedish massage, reiki, and meditation.
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)
Began facilitating monthly circles 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)
Began facilitating annual member development retreats (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 Level 1, Usui (2017)
Center for Embodied Teacher Education, Somatic Educational Leadership (2017)
Vision + Vocation Business Planning Course (2017)