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Pencil and pose

I’ve been practicing yoga for over 20 years. Teaching for 5 (longer actually, if you count the years I snuck warrior and crow poses into aerobics classes). And I’ve been scribbling in spiral notebooks, on bar napkins, and the palm of my hand for a lifetime.

Pencil and pose.

They go together. 

One without the other is like a skipping a side in a yoga practice.

Throughout my life, movement and reflection have kept me on the road to growth. Even if I dent a few guard rails along the way.

Angsty 20-something years rife with dating disasters, buy-the-designer-bag-or-pay-the-rent dilemmas, and will I be an admin assistant forever woes were placated with daily six-mile runs and diary entries before bed. Movement put my problems into perspective. Reflection provided solutions.

My first year teaching yoga, when something simple as telling you where to put your foot felt like attempting to recite the Bhagavad Gita, forced me onto my yoga mat. To move. Listen. And receive the cues my static state couldn’t hear. I’ve got notebooks upon notebooks of clever cues, quotes, metaphors, and images I’ve gathered from moving to the rhythm of my breath.

The posts you read here – should you choose to give me a precious moment of your valuable time – are a collection of what I see, taste, smell, savor and marvel at when I allow the alchemy of moving and writing to magically collide.

Bio

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Washington State University

Certifications and past teaching gigs:

  • Certified Baptiste Teacher
  • RYT 200-hour Hatha/Vinyasa, Frog Lotus International, North Adams, MA, 2012
  • Down Under Yoga, Boston
  • Power Yoga Works, Philly area
  • YogaSoul, Princeton, NJ

Additionally, trained with and been influenced by the teachings of:

  • Claire Este-McDonald & Gregor Singleton at Down Under Yoga, Boston/Cambridge
  • Dana Flynn at Laughing Lotus Center NYC
  • Naime Jezzeny at Dig Yoga Lambertville, NJ
  • Dharma Mittra at Dharma Mittra Center NYC
  • Workshops with Desiree Rumbaugh, Sianna Sherman, and Janet Stone

 

 

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6 comments on “About

  1. greg weaver says:

    great pic on the rock baby!
    g

  2. Maia says:

    “There is hope for hyperactive souls like me (read 2nd grade report card comment: “she has ants in her pants”), and perhaps you too. Yoga of course. It’s where mellow mind magic is found.”

    A friend once said to me, “You need to be pushed down by the shoulders, sink you in a chair to only be still for a moment”… it’s a work in progress… but yes, yoga is where mellow mind magic is found. Namaste! =)

  3. Mario Trucillo says:

    Hi Shannon! I’m reaching out to you because of your involvement with the yoga community- I’d love to speak with you more! Please email me when you have a chance, thanks!

  4. Jill Kuhn says:

    Waving a hello to you from Washington State! 🙂

    1. Hey Jill! Hello to you too! I miss the Evergreen State.

  5. Your writing is inspirational; I love the “And pause here” idea – something to incorporate into my every day!!!! I would love to talk to you a bit about this – if you could possibly email me on anneke_rose@live.com, I would so appreciate it =)

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