Namaste (the peace in me bows to the peace in you)
I’m Shannon. I’m 47yrs young & day by day through yoga, I’m figuring out this incredible existence we call life.
Freshly back from 5 months of study, training & immersive travel in India…I’m bursting to share my first hand knowledge & experience with you all.
I’m passionate about inward contemplation, self care, self love, alternative thinking, everyday mindfulness, music, travel, appreciation for small things, cultures, rituals & a sense of community.
My background is in dance & performance (yes, back in the ’80s you could find me leaping around dance studios to irresistible tunes from Flash Dance & Dirty Dancing) but that wasn’t too sustainable. So still having an interest in movement & the physical body, I attended my first yoga class in 1997 taught by a man in lycra bike shorts & I’ve been hooked ever since! (& it wasn’t just because of the shorts I promise)
I’ve been practising yoga for 20+yrs now. In 2018 I completed my 200 hr teacher training at Sukha Mukha Yoga in Sydney & just recently in Oct 2019, I graduated from 300 hr teacher training at AYM ashram in Rishikesh, India. I give thanks to all my teachers who have nurtured & guided me on my yoga path so far.
Yoga is not a religion but a way of life. If practised properly, it unites our mind, body & spirit so we can come to understand ourselves in a holistic sense. To learn how to live in this fast paced world, to be able to self regulate our breath, emotions & reactions to then live a calmer & more balanced life.
“Through discipline comes freedom”. Aristotle
I also run ‘Shandaar Tours’ where I take small groups to India that mesh the chaos with the calmness of yoga, cities with villages, music with healing, rivers with deserts & mountains with the sea.
Come with me on an unforgettable experience to learn, taste, feel & see for yourself how diverse this world really is.
I look forward to meeting you on the mat.