Shannen began her practice in 2014, right here at Zin Zen Yoga! Initially practicing yoga to build physical strength and flexibility, she ended up falling in love with the calm, positive energy that she discovered on her mat. Shannen finds yoga helps bring balance to her life while both attending school and working. When Shannen is not practicing yoga she enjoys gardening, cooking, snowboarding, and spending time at her family’s beach house. Shannen’s classes consist of creative and energetic flows as she encourages her students to always try something new. Having completed her 200 hr YTT through Yoga Works in 2016, she is excited to share her passion for yoga with all of you!
Shannen Healy instructs the following:
Yoga for Every Body
Cultivate space and stability through this breath-centric, mindfulness based practice. Move and flow at a pace that allows each pose to come into focus, using inner listening and outer cues for proper alignment and stability. This class integrates breathing techniques to deepen the postures, and ends with deep relaxation for integration. Beginner friendly and suitable for all levels - come explore your edge!
Use postures (Asana) and conscious breath work (Pranayama) in combination with mental focus to develop awareness, build strength, increase flexibility, muscle tone, and relaxation. Consisting of dynamic yoga postures that will help you develop strength, balance, flexibility, and an increase in concentration & inner calm. Ideal for all levels, including beginners and seniors, seeking a dynamic, yet not too challenging class at a slower pace. A strong focus on safe and proper alignment and mindful actions of the body will be emphasized.
A fun, engaging yoga flow class in which the breath guides the movement of the body. The mind becomes focused on the breath as the body moves through a series of poses including sun salutations, standing poses, balancing postures, seated and reclining poses, backbends, core isolation and strengthening. Special emphasis is placed on moving into and out of postures safely, correct alignment, using the breath, and learning to quiet the chatter of the mind to find peace and inner stillness. Attention is placed on the journey of the movements. Get moving (and sweat a little) with this energetic blend of Yoga Asana that provide strength, flexibility & peace of mind.
Core Yoga Flow
The core is both the literal and energetic center of our balance and strength. Many of us shut down around this area causing back pain, misaligned posture, suppressed emotions, and even poor digestion. This energizing and rewarding class interweaves a core strengthening sequence into an all levels flow, working to tone and strengthen the abdominal and back muscles while also opening your mind and your hips to create a more toned, balanced and powerful center. While many yoga asanas, or postures, already engage the core muscles, this class will specifically target the mobility and stability of your body's center. Core strengthening, as opposed to abdominal work alone, not only helps to whittle the waistline, but will also strengthen your back, your glutes, your hip abductors, and most importantly the deep transverse abdominal muscles and entire area that supports your spine. Join us for this uplifting practice, awakening your core and becoming strong & resilient both on and off your mat! Work hard and then enjoy a sweet, well deserved Savasana at the end! All Levels Welcome.