Margaret Coyle Irsay (Meg) was born in Arlington Heights, Ill. in 1960. She is the sixth child of eight born to Ruth and Ed Coyle. She attended Illinois Institute of Technology, Northern Illinois University and Southern Methodist University. She has been married to her husband, Jim, for 27 years and they have three grown daughters. Meg’s experience in movement started as a girl. She later began teaching and practicing rhythmic movement in the fitness industry. During this time she became interested in the somatic psychotherapies including Rolfing, Feildenkrais, Rubenfeld and Ecstatic dance. She opened her own studio, One Body Incorporated, and began teaching what she called “conscious movement”, the practice of allowing the body to open by opening the heart.
Meg considers the present moment to be her truest teacher and is grateful to have been consciously teaching and learning with movement relative to the breath for some 26 years. She is pleased to have published her first book, Messages to Me: Words Collected on the Road to Silence.