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Hi, I'm Shannon McCall
Yoga and Meditation Teacher, Ayurveda Practitioner, Health Coach and Mentor.
I believe our bodies are designed to heal and that we're here to grow and evolve together over our precious lifetime. Early childhood trauma sparked a deep desire in me to understand and evolve patterns of harm and suffering and find pathways to truth, beauty and love. I've lived a life centered around yoga, meditation, Ayurveda, nature, self-inquiry, psychological healing, music, motherhood, conscious relationship and community. I take great joy in sharing these paths with others.
I'm a teacher and mentor supporting women in understanding and embodying their unique nature. I point you in the direction of body, mind, soul healing and transformation through living in alignment with natural rhythms, tailored to your unique nature and life stage. The practices of yoga, ayurveda and self-inquiry clear blockages, nourish vitality, ignite mental clarity and foster soul growth and your innate body wisdom. After working with me, women feel more in touch with themselves, their bodies, their work in the world and empowered to live in ways that foster satisfaction in relationships and within themselves.
I believe our personal healing is best served when in relation to collective healing. I offer classes, retreats and groups where we come together to learn, practice, inspire, challenge and support one another in our personal and collective healing and transformation.
I'm indebted to the many wise teachers I've had who've taught, mentored and modeled for me the paths of self-healing, self-transformation and collective healing and evolution. These teachers include Dr. Vasant Lad, Dr. Claudia Welch, Dr. Robert Svoboda, Dr. Scott Blossom, Reggie Ray, Angela Farmer, Victor van Kooten, Ana Forrest, Denise Benitez, Doug Keller. Jeanne Castle, Janet Adler and all my teachers in the Ridhwan school.
I've traveled all over Southeast Asia, lived and taught yoga on Bali throughout the 1990′s, and spent many months studying and exploring India. I am a mother to a now grown son, who is also a trained yoga teacher.
What makes me qualified to do what I do-
Ongoing studies in Charak Samhita with Dr. Ramadas at Vaidyagrama, Coimbatore, India, 2023 - present
Studies in the Astanga Hrdayam with Dr. Ramadas through Vaidyagrama, Coimbatore, India, 2020 - 2023.
Astanga Hrdayam studies through the Dinacharya Institute in NYC 2019 – 2020 with Dr. Bhaswati Bhattachaya.
Certified Health Coach, 2 year training through Yoga Healer, 2018 - 2020.
Board Certified Ayurveda Practitioner (NAMA), Graduate of the Dr. Vasant Lad's 2-year practitioner program Guru Kula program in Pune, India with Dr. Vasant Lad; 2011 - 2018.
Certificates in women's hormonal health and completion of two mentorships with Dr. Claudia Welch, 2013 -2014 and 2017.
Ridhwan School: also know as the Diamond Approach, a school of psycho-spiritual development: continuing studies in self-psychology, self-inquiry, and what it means to be a human being. 2007 - 2019. Ongoing 1 - 1 work with a private teacher, 2019- present. Ongoing practice in self-inquiry.
Somatic Buddhist Meditation– with Reggie Ray, 2007 - 2014.
Certificate in Authentic Movement Studies–200 hours foundational studies at the Authentic Movement Institute, Berkeley, CA, 1996 - 1998. Ongoing group work 1999-2001.
E-RYT, 500 – through Yoga Alliance. Daily practice and study of yoga beginning in 1984. Teacher Training certifications within Anusara Yoga, with Ana Forrest, and regular yearly study with Angela Farmer and Victor Van Kooten. 1993 - 2020. Study and practice of postural yoga within Astanga and Iyengar traditions, 1988 - 1993.
BA with honors in English Literature and Writing from the University of Washington, 1982.
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