I found yoga (or maybe it found me) later in life. Dealing with autoimmune diseases and chronic pain, I found that a personal yoga practice helped me move my body in a safe and thoughtful way. After some life changing events that were a mental and physical shock to the body and soul, I found my yoga practice to be an essential part of my recovery. I contribute much of my personal healing to a consistent practice and the yoga community along the way.
My love for yoga eventually led to teacher training. After earning my 200 hour teacher training with Gioconda Parker in Austin, Texas, I began teaching in 2016. In 2019, I earned an additional 300 hours of advanced teaching training at Wanderlust Yoga in Austin, Texas. My desire to teach stemmed from my own personal story and a yearning to share in my experience. I teach public, private and corporate classes in the Austin area.
My desire for anyone that walks into my class is to feel comfortable. Whether you are a first time yogi, a seasoned yogi, or even one coming back from a hiatus, I want you to feel safe, accepted, loved and nurtured. I feel yoga is catered to what you need at that particular moment. I teach a “gentle” style yoga class that combines movement, breath, awareness and mobility. It is within this space, I invite you to explore the boundaries of your physical pain, know that age is not a barrier, and believe that your body can achieve its reality of flexibility, strength and refinement. I welcome anyone seeking more for themselves. I want to give back what I have been so graciously given with my personal practice…hope.
- Susie Davis
- Luanne Nelson
- Robin Pippins
- Tracy R.
- Mario A.
Not only that, but her approach to the class is so kind and welcoming. She is not a serious shaman with a gong and a crystal ball! She laughs, plays music, welcomes each person in class with a smile, and creates such an environment of kindness that the members of my class are warmer and friendlier too. I’m so lucky I limped into her class! I walked out calmer and feeling better than I had in months. Thank you, Shanin’!
- Rachel Hayes
As for Shanin’ herself: she’s a jewel! She is caring and concerned for each of her students. She’s funny and warm hearted. Taking her class not only makes my body feel better, but I feel better generally.
- Sally Foshko
- Suzy M.
- Triti A.