Learn from a curious, seeker of her own inner world.

Shannon Nelson

Owner, RYT 200 Yoga Teacher, Reiki Level II Practitioner


​After graduating from Lehigh University, Shannon began to struggle with anxiety, panic attacks, and existential depression.  Questioning her purpose in this life, she took a yoga class after hearing it could be relaxing. While chanting "Om" for the first time in her life, she felt a sense of deep inner connection. Curious to uncover what this feeling was, she journeyed alone to India to study yoga, meditation, and eastern philosophy more deeply. It was through this transformative experience, studying ancient Himalayan Hatha Yoga with her teacher Yogi Ram, that she knew she had found her life calling. 

Shannon has been teaching yoga and meditation throughout Monmouth County to adults and adolescents for the past 5 years in parks, mental health centers, studios, and with athletic teams. She has over 1000 hours of training, holding 200 hr teacher training certification from the Himalayan Yoga Ashram, 600 hours of independent study in India and abroad, 30 hour Teen Yoga Teaching Certification from NYC Karma Kids Yoga, 20 hour Certification in Mental Health Issues. She is currently studying the mind from a Western perspective, as she obtains her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Monmouth University.

Shannon's class themes are based off her own understanding of the practice, often related to becoming more present, awareness of the nature of the mind, and connecting to our deeper sense of Self, to name a few. She believes our inward journey, is the most important journey we take during our lifetime.