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. Earning my 200 hour teacher training with Gioconda Parker in Austin, Texas, I began teaching in 2016. 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. I am currently in a 300 hour Advanced Teacher Training program (completing in Dec ’19).
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.