Inspiring Transformation Within

about Shannon

I started practicing yoga out of curiosity in my early 20's before the explosion of yoga studios.  I practiced off and on, but found the practice challenging as I was very stiff and rigid after years of playing soccer and other sports without stretching properly. After the births of my children, I came back to a regular yoga practice to heal my body. Moving my body on the yoga mat felt invigorating yet calm. I felt challenged yet relaxed.  I knew in my heart this was exactly what I was supposed to be doing. Yoga has created clarity in my mind and a strong sense of self.

 

My passion is working with people. I have a natural ability to bring people together and work with groups. For the past 17 years I have worked in supporting others, building relationships and developing partnerships. In my various roles, collaborating with others for a common purpose or goal has been key in building strong alliances to bring programs and services to the communities we served.

 

When not practicing yoga you can find me playing outside - mountain biking, skiing/snowboarding, roller-blading, hiking through the mountain trails in our backyard and taking my kids to the local parks and beaches.  My love of traveling has taken me to Europe, Mexico, South America, United States and across Canada. I love traveling in and around BC as we live in one of the most beautiful places on this planet.

 

I have over 500 hours of yoga training and have taught yoga since 2007. I teach Hatha Yoga, Flow, Power, Kids Yoga, Family Yoga, Mom and Baby Yoga and Prenatal Yoga.  My passion is teaching yoga and I want to spread the joy of yoga to all ages. I have a deep connection to yoga and its ability to heal and ground you.  I love the freedom and energy I feel in my body and mind after moving on my mat.

In 2002 I was backpacking through South America, drawn to the ancient Inca path to Machu Picchu.  This solo trip was one of introspection and self discovery.  As I sat at the Sun Gate watching the clouds lift in the early morning, Machu Picchu came into view. I was immediately drawn to the beauty and energy of this magical place.  As I walked the path down to the ancient city, I was mesmerized by a lone tree in the middle of a grassy area at the site.  I was told it was a Ceiba Tree.  After exploring the ruins, I sat under the tree for a long time...bathing in its wonder.

 

In Central and South America the Ceiba tree is known as 'The Tree of Life'. The ancient Maya of Central America believed that a great Ceiba tree stood at the center of the earth, connecting the terrestrial world to the spirit world above.  The long thick vines hanging down from its spreading limbs provided a connection to the heavens for the souls that ascended them.  Even today, these grand trees are regularly spared when forests are cut.

the ceiba in me...

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