Shawna has been practicing yoga for 8 years. She started as a means to develop flexibility as a runner and in her job as a theatre carpenter. Shawna deepened her practice after coming to Plattsburgh and recently completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training with Debbie Philp of True North Advanced Yoga Studies in Schroon Lake. Recognizing that each of us needs to slow down, breathe, and reconnect the mind with the body, Shawna teaches classes that use asanas (poses) to develop balance, flexibility, strength, and confidence. She strives to meet students where they are, understanding that yoga is a beneficial path for all people regardless of age, background, or body type. Her classes are intended for all levels of students. Shawna also has a PhD in Theatre and teaches at SUNY Plattsburgh and directs both locally and regionally. She is an avid long-distance runner, too. You’ve probably seen her out on road at one point or another. Yoga and running for her are meditative practices, focusing on the breath, alignment, and staying present…yoga is significantly less sweaty.