Backwards Yoga provides a community of support for building a yoga practice on the mat and the tools to apply the practice throughout our everyday lives. We believe that yoga is for everyone, and we are passionate about sharing a connection while helping our yogis grow along their own paths to a more balanced mind, body, and spirit. We recognize that as yogis we are not just men, women, and children, but stewards to give back to our community and earth.
Mindfulness. Alignment. Breath. Flow. Relax.
Meet Our Team
Along with seeing progress, Shawn also loves meeting new people who in turn become friends. She hopes to develop a group of people that become healthier because of their practice. She is passionate about connecting with people and showing them how yoga can help you better understand yourself. Shawn believes that yoga is more than a workout, but a way of life.
At 50 (something ) I am blessed with the opportunity to continue to learn while I share my experiences through teaching. I walked into a yoga class a few years ago, not knowing what to expect. I spent most of the time with my neck cranked to one side as I watched in amazement, not to mention how good I felt! I was hooked. As an education teacher and trained counselor in mental health, vocational rehab and school counseling, I am always searching for something to help people grow and learn. YOGA is it, through practice people can achieve a calmness that helps to make better decisions to have more clarity in their everyday life. I was fortunate enough to be introduced the opportunity of working towards a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training certification through Yoga Alliance at Backwards Yoga. This journey has not only developed my physical skills, the knowledge and value of flexibility and balance, but is also creating a calm and peaceful mind for me.
Ultimately, I want to work towards my more authentic self while keeping my heart open, strong, and always compassionate. I hope to help open the doors to positive transformation for each of my students that begins with personal expectations and develops into a personal practice that is completely their own. What I appreciate most about Backwards Yoga is this is a welcoming space and safe environment. I want to offer a variety of skilled classes working with the ultimate goal of Backwards Yoga- Yogi’s first. Understanding that the time spent on the mat in the studio is your time, and to honor yourself- you deserve this! Are you a work in progress? Great you will fit right in! I hope to see you in a class or two. Namaste, Holly.
In recent years, and especially while becoming 200 hr Yoga Alliance certified, I started to embrace other benefits like confidence, self acceptance, relaxation and more overall positive feelings. My passion for yoga is something I love to share with others, and I am so excited to get a chance to do that at a studio that I consider my second home!
I will offer classes that are welcoming and encouraging to the beginner as well as challenging to the experienced yogi. Most importantly I hope everyone walks out of the practice with a feeling of satisfaction, peace and good vibes!
Combining a love for yoga and other aspects of fitness, Beth teaches YogaTone and Boot Camp classes at Backwards yoga. Her classes combine sequences in a way that inspires students to strengthen and grow within their own lives. Training the body in specific drills provides an added advantage of strength when we return to our regular yoga classes. Beth's classes are a great way of working small groups of muscles before returning to the bigger picture within a yoga flow.