Shannon discovered yoga 14 years ago, as a means of physical fitness during her college days. As she transitioned to the “real world,” she found yoga provided so much more than the physical strength and flexibility that practitioners enjoy. Yoga cultivated a reflective space to reconnect to her breath and self.
She knew she wanted to take her practice deeper as she began to notice how it sparked her overall energy, health, and outlook “off the mat.” While working and living in Los Angeles, she discovered the Vinyasa Flow classes of Steve Ross and Bryan Kest. Later, Shannon moved to Chicago and found a haven at North Shore Yoga. In 2009, she completed her teacher training under Sharyn Galindo’s guidance, and gained her Yoga Alliance certification. Shannon loves the unending journey and continual challenge that the Ashtanga and Vinyasa styles provide, and strives to deepen her practice through the knowledge of senior teachers and other students. Shannon’s classes combine vigorous asana with warmth and acceptance.
Recently, she completed her Masters degree in Social Work at University of Chicago. Shannon lives with her husband, Hunter, and her two daughters, Harper and Brynn.