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 both 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 and desire to share my experience eventually led to teacher training. After earning my 200 hour teacher training in 2016 with Gioconda Parker in Austin, Texas, I began teaching. In 2019, I earned an additional 300 hours of advanced teacher training with Gioconda. I am certified with Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT 500 teacher. Gioconda and the teachers she introduced me to in my training have been an incredible influence in the way I teach and live my life. In 2021, I opened a studio in Austin, Texas where I teach classes both in person and online.
My desire for anyone that joins me in a yoga practice is to feel comfortable, welcomed and included. 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 in 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 your body and its boundaries, 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…a way to bring yoga into their everyday life. I want to give back what I have been so graciously given with my personal practice…hope.
My personal life is full of loving friends and family. I have 2 grown sons who I am so very proud of. I am a born and raised Texas girl living in Austin, TX. Join me from my home or at the studio. YOU are always welcome.
testimonials from some of my students....
- Arlene Austin, Texas
-Becky Feldman-Standridge Norman, Oklahoma
- 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.