As always, when I attend Shawn's class, my body just flows out of the studio when I exit. Thank you for gentleness of the poses while still opening up places that need to be opened like my hips, lower back but mostly my heart!!
Shawn lives in Ocean Springs and is a 1985 graduate of Ocean Springs High School. While raising two children she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Paralegal Studies from the University of MS in 1995.
In May of 2001, seeking relief from depression and severe back pain associated with Scoliosis, she walked in to her first yoga class and became a devoted student of yoga and from the teachings of an eclectic mix of teachers and traditions, Shawn is a certified yoga instructor at the 300hr level and was registered with Yoga Alliance at the 200hr level in 2004.
In 2010, in her desire to continue her education and study of yoga, she attended Surya Chandra Healing Yoga School under the direction of JJ Gormley, E-RYT-500.
In June 2016, while attending Integral Yoga Academy, Satchidananda Ashram, Shawn became a certified Yoga of Recovery Yoga Instructor/Counselor under the direction of Durga Leela/C. O’Neill which integrates the wisdom of Yoga, Meditation, Ayurveda and traditional recovery tools such as 12-Step programs to overcome addictive and self-destructive behavior. Also, that same year, she completed the full course in Naturopathy, a course in natural health, nutrition, herbalism, and safe health practices under the direction of Betty Sue O’Brien, ND at the Southern Institute of Natural Health. Shawn is also a Reiki Usui Shiki Ryoho: Level Two Practitioner and a “Connected Warriors” Yoga Instructor which provides yoga for our veterans.
Shawn’s classes are especially beneficial for students just beginning the path of yoga and for those that enjoy a more therapeutic, gentler and restorative experience. Shawn teaches gentle, gentle vinyasa flow, chair yoga, yin yoga, restorative, yoga nidra (yogic sleep) and private lessons by appointment.
With 20 years of personal practice and teaching experience along the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Shawn’s classes bring a quiet and natural presence to support your practice both emotionally and physically. “One Truth, Many Paths” ~ Swami Satchidananda