Ashtanga nurse, Morgan Lee, is a registered nurse and Authorized by the KPJAYI to teach Ashtanga yoga. Morgan teaches Mysore style Ashtanga Yoga in Santa Monica at YogaWorks.
I grew up on a sailboat with two hippy parents who loved adventure and travel. At 14, overweight and nutritionally malnourished, I became vegetarian. My mom, who is awesome, but didn’t have skills that translate into the kitchen, and my Pop’s idea of food is a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, left me to figure it out for myself.
I became interested in nutrition, diets, experimenting with food, and cooking techniques. That passion grew when I worked at a French restaurant in Colorado to get a seasonal ski pass. There I learned techniques and pairings that complemented each other to create nutrient dense meals that tasted delicious.
While hitchhiking in Guatemala during the off season I had an understanding that I was being called to serve people’s health. When I came back to the States I enrolled in Nursing School. In 2011 I graduated as a Registered Nurse.
I worked as a nurse in pediatrics fielding concerns of parents, and children educating them on medicine, health, nutrition, and diets. I was keen on health and how diet, physical activity, and mental stability affected the total wellbeing.
In nursing school I was introduced to Ashtanga Yoga. It was painful and challenging. I appreciated the challenge and wanted to know more. The physical practice became the foundation for stability, both mentally and physically.
In 2014 I was authorized by the KPJAYI in Mysore, India to teach Ashtanga Yoga. I now work with clients restoring and optimizing their health. Together we balance western medical treatments with Ashtanga Yoga to treat their medical diagnosis’.
As the Ashtanga Nurse I want to see you reach your optimal health.
Harry S. Truman College, 2011
KPJAYI Authorization, 2014
KPJAYI Special Course, 2016