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Hi, I'm Shannon McCall

Yoga and Meditation Teacher, Ayurveda Practitioner and Mentor to Women in Perimenopause and Beyond

I'm a teacher and mentor supporting women to balance hormones, nourish their real energy, and reconnect to more pleasure and vitality.

I've been on the path of yoga and ayurveda for nearly 40 years, learning, practicing and teaching women to live in alignment with their unique nature (prakruti). 

The practices of yoga, ayurveda and self-inquiry clear blockages, nourish vitality, ignite mental clarity and foster a connection to  your innate body wisdom.

I work with women in my living vitality and balance mentorship. I offer group work,  one on one work and  retreats. The power of the teachings, tailored to the individual, within a group of other like-minded women, is the most powerful way I've found to heal, create real change and grow personally and collectively.

After working with me, women heal longstanding imbalance, feel more in touch with themselves and their bodies, and more empowered to live in ways that foster real satisfaction in relationship with self, other, the collective, and all of life. 


I bow in deep gratitude to the many wise Ayurvedic doctors, yoga and meditation teachers and spiritual teachers who've taught, mentored and guided me in my work.  These teachers include Dr. Vasant Lad, Dr. Claudia Welch,  Dr. Robert Svoboda, Dr. Scott Blossom, Dr. Ramadas, Dr. Bhattachaya, Reggie Ray, Angela Farmer, Victor van Kooten, Ana Forrest,  Doug Keller. Jeanne Castle, Janet Adler and all my teachers in the Ridhwan school.

I love to be outdoors, to be in Nature, to dance, to spend time in solitude, to travel, vedic chanting, hot baths, fellow travelers on the path, good friends, my grown son and my family.  I've  traveled all over Southeast Asia and the Yucatan Peninsula. I built a house and lived  and taught yoga on Bali throughout the 1990′s. I've spent many months studying and traveling through India. 

What makes me qualified to do what I do-

Ayurveda Mentorship with Wahneta Trotter, Jan, 2024 - Present.

Ayurveda and Yoga Mentorship with Dr. Scott Blossom, June, 2020 - Present.

Ongoing practice and guidance in self-inquiry in the Ridhwan School, 2019- present.

Studies in the Astanga Hrdayam and Carak Samhita (ancient source texts of Ayurvedawith Dr. Ramadas through Vaidyagrama, Coimbatore, India, 2020 - 2023.

Astanga Hrdayam studies (ancient source texts of Ayurveda 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  2011 -2012, 2016,  2017 - 2018.
Certificates in Women's hormonal health and  completion of two mentorships in women's health with Dr. Claudia Welch, 2013 -2014 and 2017.

Student in the Ridhwan School: (also know as the Diamond Approach) psycho-spiritual development-- continuing studies in self-psychology, enneagram, self-inquiry, Gurdjieff work, and what it means to be a human being. 2007 - 2019.

Somatic  Buddhist Meditation with Reggie Ray, 2007 - 2014.

Ongoing Authentic Movement group work 1999-2001.

Certificate in Authentic Movement Studies–200 hours foundational studies at the Authentic Movement Institute, Berkeley, CA, 1996 - 1998.

Yoga, E-RYT, 500   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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