Shannon Phillips

Shortly after discovering yoga in 2008, Shannon moved to Santa Cruz, California to delve deeper into her practice by participating in Mark Stephen’s 200-hour yoga teacher training and in-depth studies program.

Upon completion, she obtained her Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. During this time, she taught weekly yoga classes at Amsa Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Center for 2 years. She has also taught in Sydney and now teaches weekly group classes at The Yoga Corner and Om Yoga.

For Shannon, the practice of yoga offers a sense of being grounded, light, and present.

“I have always been a very active person and so was naturally drawn to the practice of Vinyasa. While becoming more attuned to the spiritual aspects associated with yoga, I have learned to slow down my practice and have found a deep appreciation for Yin.”

Shannon recently completed her 500-hour training in beautiful Bali and also works as a behaviour therapist in Auckland.