Key components of what I teach include movement comprehension, body awareness, strength & mobility practices, and the brain-body connection. Meditation is weaved throughout each class, intentional cuing is used to draw awareness to specific places within the body, mind and/or emotional centers, and intentional transitions & reflection are offered to allow students to take in and assess the effects of your practice. All sessions are designed to address your personal needs and intentions.
Class was engaging, considering being a beginner I felt more in control of my practice. Thank you!
You are so knowledgeable about the body and I love how you get into parts of the body that most teachers never touch on and the unique ways you use the props every class
I love the variety and depth and flow of the class and I love your energy
Thank you Shannon for your care. I enjoy your classes and find much improvement in my body and life as a result
It is essential that you are guiding the purpose and intention of our time together. We will work together to assist you in attaining your goals. We will discuss your goals, I'll provide you with a personalized plan. There will definitely be work for you to do outside of our time together so please be prepared to dedicate what you can to that practice knowing it will be something that we will make certain can fit into your life.
I am a certified yoga instructor RYT-200. Additionally I have taken trainings specific to functional movement, Yin Yoga, and the psychology of learning (to make sure I am teaching in a way that matches your style of learning).
I have worked with a lot of beginner level students, those who have never even tried yoga before. I've worked with experienced students wanting to expand their practice. And I've also worked with older yoga students, new and experienced.
It is important that you feel comfortable with the instructor you choose. Private/semi-private lessons are a very intimate event and you are inviting someone to come into your space (physical, geographical, and energetic) to care for you. Make certain you ask all the questions you have at all points in time.
Also make certain that the style of yoga and/or style of teaching is a match for how you best learn. Make certain that what the instructor teaches lines up with what your personal goals are, and ask them how they see that connection also.
You don't have to know all the answers before meeting with an instructor, that's part of our job-to assist you in narrowing down the specifics. That said, please be prepared to discuss what you are feeling and/or going through to the extent that you understand it. If your issue is physical then letting the instructor know how long you've been dealing with the issue, how its changed or not changed over time, and what you've discovered thus far helps is all good information for your instructor to have. If your dealing with mental and or stress issues then see if you can uncover any driving forces. Generalized needs, "I want to feel better" is a perfect place to begin!