Shannon began her yoga journey in 2003. Her love for Bikram yoga accelerated her undeniable calling to become an instructor. She completed her 500-hour training at BYCI Headquarters in 2004 to eventually begin the process of pursuing her wildest dream of opening the first yoga studio in her most cherished community of The Dalles, Oregon. She later went on to open a second studio in Hood River. Today she has a variety of certifications in many different styles, has started a non-profit kids yoga program in schools & also enjoys teaching at Google, the local jail, schools & both of her studios.
from Canada, April 2018
"Great yoga teacher training program in a beautiful setting!"
This training was an incredible experience! Shannon and her family welcomed us so warmly into their home. I loved that we started practice teaching right away to get us comfortable speaking in front of a class, this made a huge difference in my level of self-confidence. The yoga yurt is an amazing space to practice and the property is stunning with a breathtaking view of Mount Hood. The Pure Yoga studios we visited were awesome as well. Each day was different and we were constantly learning from a variety of instructors and guest speakers which kept things interesting. Shannon was accommodating and flexible according to the needs of the group. The smaller group size was also really nice and we quickly became like family. I would highly recommend this training to anyone!
from United States, April 2018
"Mt Hood YTT Retreat"
I very much enjoyed the retreat throughly. Starting with the accommodations provided for us. Wonderful location and lodging along with frequent transportation to town for household supplies and food. Our practice space held in the yurt was full of positivity and the studios as well. The content covered throughout was taught effectively through various learning styles and group activities that added a fun dynamic. Overall a wonderful learning experience that provided an abundance of knowledge and oppurtunity for growth towards my teaching journey. Always will cherish being able to meet all the group members and leaders.