200 e-ryt, yoga teacher
Shelly began her yoga practice in 2001 when her kids were young and in pre school. Physically it was fun and challenging, mentally it was a way to turn down the volume of her busy life. Shelly's passion and practice grew and in 2006 and she completed the Roots and Wings 200 hour teacher training with Lisette Hart. She started teaching regularly in studio and privately. Shelly has had an opportunity to work with High School and Middle School athletes both boys and girls. She loves to see them expanding their minds and bodies to something new and different and to step away from the competitive side of things for a while. She also likes to bring the practice to people in their workplace having taught school teachers on campus, as well as nurses and staff at several hospitals. Most of her teaching has been in studio teaching vinyasa flow style yoga classes. She prides herself in sequencing a class to offer safe options for all students. Currently an E-RYT, Shelly has been expanding her teaching through a wonderful Yoga Therapy internship taught by Yoga Bound owner, Alana Bray Barrey.
She enjoys expanding her mind and body through many workshops with many different teachers. Her passion in teaching comes from her own practice; down to earth real life on and off of the mat. She has experienced the benefits of yoga and loves to see or hear students experience the same in their own practice.
Shelly says, "Our practice on the mat teaches us it's not about accomplishing the most challenging pose but how we approach it. We can then take that practice and use it in our daily life. I believe that our practice not only effects us but all of those around us. When we connect with that quiet place within and leave our mat a more calm and centered person we can't help but effect others."