Shayann was born and raised in Minnesota. She grew up with a mother that was an active aerobics instructor. She practiced gymnastics, cheer leading, and creative arts in high school and college. She received her undergraduate degree in Fine Arts, painting in MN and continued with graduate studies in fine art and history in OR. In 2002 She moved back to MN, met her first yoga teacher and fell in love with the practice! She has since continued studying and teaching yoga in MN, HI, Canada and currently teaches yoga at various studios around Jefferson Co. Washington.