Graduate of the 200 Hour Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training at Discovery Yoga, in St. Augustine. Born and raised in south FL she moved to St. Augustine where she completed her BA in Public Administration at Flagler College. Shantel began practicing yoga regularly after having both mediation and the physical asana practice introduced to her by a former high school teacher.
After experiencing the physical healing from having a regular asana practice she became inspired to share the many benefits of yoga with others.
"Personally I find the physical practice of yoga to create a place of safety. Each time I step onto the mat I never know what my practice will bring however by the end of the practice I have found the clarity I needed. "
Shantel teaches a carefree yoga class in a judgement free environment where students can expect fun, creative sequences set to an energizing playlist. Her well-rounded classes are centered around a theme and include a variety of sun salutations, core exercises, and balancing, twisting, and back-bending poses that warm up, strengthen, and open different areas of the body. Her cuing focuses on alignment and safety to make asana accessible to all levels. Sequences often lead to a peak posture that gives students a chance to explore intermediate and advanced poses.