Shaney grew up in the industry of health and fitness, as she and her family owned and operated a fitness center for 17 years. Since 1995 Shaney has instructed a variety of group exercise classes, as well as worked with several clients in personal fitness training. Shaney began pursuing formal yoga teacher training in 2000 and acquired a certification from the White Lotus Foundation in Santa Barbara, California. Since her initial certification she has studied under a number of influential teachers and yoga disciplines, which have encouraged her to explore and share the freedom of Self in a Vinyasa Flow environment.
Aside from a long list of trainings, intensives and workshops, Shaney’s more recent investment in in her practice was time spent in Chennai, India in the Fall of 2010, studying at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram. “It is imperative to be a full time and forever student, in order to aim to understand the experience of guiding/holding space for others”.
Shaney credits a lot of her physiological and kinesthetic insight to her experience as a licensed massage therapist. Having studied with and trained under Til Luchau, director of Advanced Trainings/Certified Advanced Rolfer and senior faculty at the Rolf Institute, Shaney is certified in Advanced Myofascial Techniques.
“One of the ways in which I welcome contemplation and introspection beyond my time on the mat and cushion is through my time on the road”. Shaney has invested thousands of miles on her road bike, and since 1998 Shaney has been certified as a spinning instructor.