Shana began practicing asana and meditation at a young age as a means of handeling the stresses of competitive gymnastics. Her practice has evolved several fold since those early days, but she continues to revel in the yogic lifestyle to keep her grounded and balanced. In 2011 Shana obtained her 200-hour teaching certification and in 2013 her 500-hour advanced certification both through the Sivananda organization. She sticks steadfastly to the Sivananda tradition, encouraging chanting and understanding of Sanskrit prayers, revitalizing pranayama techniques, and a mindful and centering asana practice. Shana uses her academic education focused in physiology and neuroscience to provide a holistic understanding of yoga and its benefits.