I’m a mommy who is madly in love with my son.
I’m an optimist who believes we are all whole and good at our essence.
I’m a yogi on a path that becomes more beautiful and meaningful each day.
I’m a reader with unending curiosity.
I’m an artist at heart, and see so much beauty,
just let me create something to reflect it!
These things reflect my own unique personality. I am also you. And you are I.
That is the most important realization I have come to.
Shanell fell in love with yoga the moment she awoke from her first Savasana with clarity, weightlessness and feeling blissed out! She found yoga during a season in her life when she was dealing with the grief of losing her brother, going thru a divorce, and adjusting to becoming a single mother to a toddler. Her mat became her place of solace, healing and grounding. Yoga literally saved her life.
Since then, she has been on a mission to spread her love of wellness and yoga to anyone she can. She completed her first 200-hour yoga certification at the Sivananda Yoga Ashram in Nassau, Bahamas, after spending 40 days living among and learning from the Sivananda Swamis/monks. It became very clear to her that she was being divinely guided on the path as a yogini and healer. Shanell’s second 200-hour certification course was with Gaia Flow in Dallas where she deepened her love and understanding of creative sequencing, Vinyasa yoga, and the physical benefits of flow yoga.
Shanell continues her yoga and healing studies with experts in the field, and has studied Tantric Yoga with Pandit Rajmani Tingunait, Phd; Yin Yoga with Michelle Mixel, Power Yoga with Bryan Kest; Chakra Healing with Anodea Judith, and Anatomy and Practice with Judith Lasater, among many other advanced studies. Shanell has received her Reiki I and II certification from Yvonne Moura, Dallas. And she has studied Thai Yoga Bodywork at The Lotus Palm School, Montreal, with Kam Thye Chow, the leading expert Thai Yoga in North America. Shanell is now the highest-level Lotus Palm Thai Yoga practitioner in Texas!
Combining all of her training and experience, Shanell’s classes are tailored to meet the needs of her diverse students. She specializes in therapeutic yin yoga for injured Pro athletes and runners, beginners’ yoga and meditation for those new to the practice, and Vinyasa flow with a focus on finding balance between strength and flexibility.
Shanell’s Yogini Thoughts—My hope for all students and private clients is that you establish a daily practice, find peace and calmness, and cultivate compassion for yourself and others. Yoga is not just a physical practice for me. It has helped recognize the infinite beauty and goodness that is the essence of our souls, and I look forward to sharing that perspective with you on the mat!
For more information, please contact Shanell at 469-952-YOGA (9642) or submit the contact form below.