Shawni – Enlighten Your Heart

I have been on a spiritual journey my whole life, I think we all are, but for me it has always been the center of my life. I grew up reading Buddhist and meditation books and any other books that would speak of higher wisdom and lead me inward. I didn’t grow up in a religious family but I went to a catholic school in Buenos Aires, Argentina. When I became a teenager I replaced my solo Monday journey to church for sitting in silence by the river, sometimes with my guitar.

In 2001, just days after turning 21, I took a 4 month journey to India. I went with a big yearning to find a teacher who would teach me the path of enlightenment, the path of yoga, of meditation. I would soon realize that it wouldn’t be that easy to find and my journey would take me to many teachers, many places, different teacher trainings, Vipassana Meditation, a ton of books, audio books, courses, online courses, shamanic journeys, medicine plants, Ayurveda teachings, and finally a Yoga Teacher that I truly respect and I can call my teacher. I met Yogarupa Rod Stryker in 2010 and was initiated in the Sri Vidya tradition in 2011.

I have been passionately teaching yoga since 2002. My classes can be very methodical, Para Yoga inspired, but they can also be a fusion of the many different styles I have studied and practiced; such as Iyengar, Ashtanga, Sivananda, Kundalini, and so on…

Yoga for me is a life style and a guiding force in my life. This wholesome practice keeps me grounded, connected, introspective, contemplative, powerful, strong, awake, healthy and everything else in between 🙂 It guides me back home when I’m distracted or confused, it calms me, it allows me to observe myself and my journey, it gives me space to remember where I am going and what is the underlying purpose of my actions behind it all, it reminds me that we are all connected and every action has an impact and a ripple effect in the web of life. I am looking forward to meeting you and sharing with you some of the many teachings I have gathered along the way. May we all live a life full of growth and inspiration.

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