“To know the body is to know it as a medium for the divine.”
- M. Jacqui Alexander
Powered by a belief in a world where all can be free and well, Shirley aspires to use community organizing and yoga teaching experience to engage with a radical spiritual path that isn't just built by and for those of privilege, dominance and power. It is time to remember, as WOC, that we hold the strength of our ancestors in our bones, our DNA, our cultural memories - and the wisdom of healing and spirituality are in the lineage of our peoples. It is time to explore the ways in which the western spiritual world has remained too small by the invisibility of POC, women and femme POC, trans and queer POC.
Shirley’s work doesn’t just de-center dominant narratives, but creates spaces which are centering the unheard, marginalized, and invisibilized WOC voices to build a community that is made for and by us, welcoming to all.
Shirley’s Yoga Experience
Following her education in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Western Physical Therapy and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, her teaching focuses on moving the energy through the body in ways that promote better organ function, improved postural alignment, and preventive holistic medicine She has trained with renowned Tantric yoga teacher Amy Ippoliti specializing in Pranayama, Advanced Asana and Meditation techniques, Physical Therapist Lara Heimann and Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Tiffany Cruickshank of Yoga Medicine, where she is currently enrolled in their 500 hour specialized therapeutic yoga training.