"Shelley's class has really made a difference in the way I deal with stress."
— Ya Yun, Teacher
International Yoga Workshops
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Practice and Approach
Outside of yoga, I have a BA degree in English Literature from the University of Washington and a M.Ed. in Applied Linguistics from Seattle University. I am interested in exploring and expressing how we use language and movement to create meaning and connection in our lives.
My approach to teaching includes mindfulness meditation, pranayama (breath work) and elements of different yoga styles (Iyengar and Ashtanga). I ask students to be aware of their breath and pay attention to sensations and thoughts while practicing. I help students develop strength, stamina, flexibility, and balance, while increasing their awareness of the connection between mind and body.
When I was 17, I took my first yoga class, which inspired my life long interest in the practices of yoga. I completed my yoga certification in Seattle, Washington in 2000. I have since taught yoga classes at a variety of international venues including health clubs, yoga studios, and a medical school. My students are from a variety of backgrounds, including NGO workers, international crisis interventionists, embassy personnel, mothers-to-be, new mothers, educators, and students from elementary to university.
In addition to teaching yoga in the United States, I taught for several years at my own Lemongrass Yoga studio in Vientiane, Laos. In 2016, I began teaching yoga for educators in Busan, South Korea.