I started teaching yoga professionally in 2001 after years of transformation and healing from the practice. I knew that if yoga could help me then it will help others too, and I wanted to be apart of that! My experience in sharing yoga includes and extends beyond the yoga studios with teaching in medical and psychiatric facilities, group home, educational, collegiate, and corporate environments, and in retreats, teacher trainings, and online.
I am certified to teach Vinyasa, Power, Hot, Yin, Restorative, and Jivamukti yoga. My most influential teachers are my parents, my own practice/life, and David Life and Sharon Gannon, co-founders of Jivamukti yoga.
My interests in Reiki sparked when I began teaching yoga and over the course of 5 years of study and initiation, I certified as a traditional Usui and non-traditional Karuna Reiki Master Teacher. I have been leading certification trainings ever since, and working as a Reiki practitioner.
My love of learning and clarity for my life’s work inspired my graduate school studies. I completed my MS in Health Psychology where I focused my research on mindfulness, cognitive behavioral change, psychoneuroimmunology, stress and coping, neuroscience, and positive psychology. My studies qualified me for Psychotherapy licensure.
Post graduate school I studied and worked for Dr. Gabriel Cousens at The Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center. I learned a lot about cellular regeneration, healing and detoxification through Organic RawFoods nutrition, and I got to experience my passion for organic food cultivation working on the community farms. Nutrition has always been a key player in my personal health and wellness. I am currently in school to be a Functional Medicine Nutritional Counselor to better support my clients in a holistic approach to health care and maintenance.
I believe that our mindset and health behaviors can be influenced with environment. I find it important to have a home that cultivates peace and wellbeing. In 2021 I licensed as a Realtor and hang my license with Porchlight Real Estate’s office in Boulder, Colorado. I enjoy helping my clients with buying and selling real estate bringing them the best value, education, and vision for their home environment. Email me for real estate questions/agency at firstname.lastname@example.org
I have always had a sense of adventure! I have learned a lot from the elements and the human body working as a raft, kayak, and climbing guide, wildland firefighter, EMT, and Ski Patrol. I have lived in several conscious communities, and devoted a year of service to the domestic peace corps, AmeriCorps *NCC.
I share more of my life lessons and the teachings of yoga, Reiki, nutrition, etc. in my book, The Alchemy of Yoga: A Psychology Akin to Magic.
You can visit me more on my personal website, www.shannonconnellhealth.com