"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.
My work is about making and holding space for
Community & Self Development,
Business & Personal Integrity,
Embodied Learning & Leadership.
I want to live in a world where we all are integrated, welcomed, honored, and loved.
A world and society of people who do not grip and grasp for life, but live in freedom.
I am mixed race, queer, a mother, a deep listener, a space maker, a creative entrepreneur, a poet, a massage and bodywork therapist, and a believer in mystery. My life’s work is about making safe spaces for people to live within the intersections of community and self development, business and personal integrity, and embodied learning and leadership. My role is to not only create these spaces but activate them with direct experience, connection, and tools for support. I tend to the creative fire within individuals and communities, uncovering and making accessible the essential elements of sustainability.
I am one of the three founders of The Mothership, where I am devoted to the intersection of community development and self development. 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 somatic education as ways to honor the healing wisdom we all have inside. I am one of the founding members and a former co-owner of Durham Bodywork, a community-centered healing space with a mission of expanding access to bodywork. I work individually with people seeking more integration in daily life. My bodywork practice is informed by deep listening, somatic practices, biodynamic cardiovascular therapy, myofascial massage, reiki, and meditation.
I live my days practicing wholehearted mindfulness and gentle attention. I'd love to walk this path with you.
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 in Humanities, 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)
Intro to Biodynamic Cardiovascular Therapy (2015)
Began facilitating annual member development retreats (2016–present)
Center for Embodied Teacher Education, Spirit of Learning (2016)
Founding member of Durham Bodywork (2016–present; co-owner 2016-2017)
Chakra Foundations Workshop (2016)
Technology of Participation Facilitation Methods (2017)
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)