I began practicing yoga during my husbands' 25 year military career. I found yoga to be a beautiful and much needed way to deal with the stresses of life. Practicing yoga regularly old habits, patterns, and doubts began to fade away, and were soon replaced by self-love and a deep appreciation for other human beings that I had never known before. As my practice continued to grow, I found myself drawn to meditation and a more mindful approach to yoga.
This has served me well over the years as I have wrestled with body image and self-worth issues that plague so many women of all ages. Yoga has brought me 'home' again and again to the beauty of my body and myself in each moment of every day. I no longer strive for 'perfection' (if there is such a thing), I find pleasure in living completely present and fully grounded in the juiciness and joy of life!
I know from my own experience that yoga is a healing practice with the ability to bring peace and well-being to all people, on and off the mat. I have a passion for empowering women to live a passion-filled life that they absolutely love! I believe in creating community and supporting women in fulfilling their most treasured dreams!
I love teaching meditation, gentle/restorative yoga, and therapeutic classes that are both accessible to all and uplifting. It is my mission to nurture greater self-love, peace, and well-being through yoga classes that are inclusive and inspiring!
After 20 years of practicing yoga, Shawna Muren decided to become a yoga and mindfulness instructor with a focus on healing.
With her experience of working in the nonprofit and corporate world for many years (with three knee surgeries along the way), Shawna benefited greatly from her weekly yoga practice.
In 2017, Shawna completed her 200 hour Integrative Yoga Therapy program through Inner Light Yoga Studios, 30 hour Relax and Renew® program and became a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) through Yoga Alliance.
Shawna’s yoga instruction focus is two-fold, which follows the theme of her life: yin (serious) and yang (fun). After living as a “too stressed” adult for a long time, she guides “too stressed” people through gentle and restorative yoga. And as a bubblegum-loving-kiddo-at-heart, Shawna loves teaching and sharing good energy through her creative kid’s yoga and music. She also incorporates mindfulness techniques into professional development yoga and mindfulness sessions for school environments and professionals.
In addition to yoga guidance, Shawna works to help heal communities and people through listening, facilitating conversations and training community professionals. She holds a BS in Finance from Santa Clara University and MBA from Alverno College.
She hopes to see you soon for a little restoration – and fun!