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Hi, I'm Shannon McCall

Board Certified Ayurveda Practitioner (NAMA) and Registered Yoga Teacher

I teach practices that are foundational to good health and wellbeing for your body, mind and spirit.

For 35 years I have practiced and trained in  yoga, authentic movement,  meditation, western and eastern psychology, Ayurveda and the Diamond Approach.  I am always learning and evolving–integrating what I learn into teachings to support those with whom I am honored to work. The real teacher is within. True healing comes from the inside out. My job is to help you identify and let go of all that no longer serves you.

ABOUT

I offer yoga classes, trainings, retreats, ayurvedic consultations, and online  courses in yogic and ayurvedic self-care. I specialize in  women’s healthcare, but men are most welcome!

I have been blessed with  many wonderful teachers in yoga and ayurveda who have helped me understand myself, the world, and my place in it. I am most indebted to Dr. Vasant Lad, a true vaidya, who has shown me again and again that love is the true healer.

Speaking of love, I have traveled all over the South Pacific and Southeast Asia and spent many months a year on the island of Bali through the 90′s where I developed a very deep connection with the people of Sayan Village near Ubud.  I am mother to a now grown son, who is also a trained yoga teacher.

My Formal Training


Certified Yoga Health Coach through Yoga Healer, 2020

 

*AP– Board Certified Ayurveda Practitioner (NAMA), Graduate of the Ayurvedic Institute’s 2-year practitioner program and 6 week Guru Kula program in Pune, India with Dr. Vasant Lad; 2011 - 2018
 

Continuing studies in the Astanga Hrdayam through the Dinacharya Institute in NYC 2019 – present.

Continuing studies in the Astanga Hrdayam through Vaidyagrama, Coimbatore, India, 2020 - present.

Continuing studies in women's hormonal health and  mentorship with Dr. Claudia Welch, 2013 and 2014

*E-RYT, 500 –experienced, registered yoga teacher through Yoga Alliance.  Teacher Training certifications within Anusara Yoga and with Ana Forest and ongoing studies with Angela Farmer and Victor Van Kooten. 1984 - Present.

*Ridhwan School:  12 years in 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.

*Somatic Meditation–ongoing studies and practice within the Vajrayana Buddhist tradition with  Reggie Ray, 2007 - 2014.

*Certificate in Authentic Movement Studies–200 hours foundational studies at the Authentic Movement Institute, Berkeley, CA, 1996 - 2001.

*BA with honors in English Literature and Writing from the University of Washington, 1982.

Image by Natalie Grainger