Shannon Marie Yoga
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.
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
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.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
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).
What types of students have you worked with?
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.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
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.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
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!