Shayna’s classes pair her love of creativity and self-expression with imaginative sequencing and playful exploration of breath, movement and music. She fuses her love of yoga philosophy, mythology, chakras, mantras, mudras and ayurveda to craft dynamic classes rich with spirituality and originality.
Drawing from her personal experiences with injury and healing, Shayna emphasizes alignment and mindfulness, encouraging students to “move like you.” Of the many life lessons yoga has taught her, Shayna is most grateful for its constant reminder that every moment is an opportunity to begin anew and with devotion, discipline and continuous practice; all else will follow.
In addition to teaching yoga, Shayna teaches Lucid Body, a physical theater technique using the seven chakra centers to analyze, discover and express parts of self. While originally created as a tool for actors to create characters, many have studied Lucid Body as a means for energetic self-exploration and healing. Shayna believes in the power of creativity and consciousness, and fuses artistic expression, yoga and Lucid Body as a vehicle for personal transformation.
Shayna received her Bachelor of Science degree from The New School for General Studies, studying creative arts therapies, creative writing and theatre performance. She obtained her 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) certification from Laughing Lotus Yoga Center NYC, having studied with master teachers Dana Trixie Flynn and Jasmine Tarkeshi. Inspirational teachers include Deborah Langley, Kenny Frisby, Fay Simpson, Dr. Vasant Lad and Sean Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band. Shayna resides in both New York City and Maryland where she teaches and performs.
What is your favorite song or type of music you listen to when teaching?
Music, like movement, is transformative and heals. I enjoy the xx, Muse, M83, Krishna Das, Massive Attack, Michael Jackson, Garth Stevenson, anything from oldies and electronica.
What is a quote or mantra that you live by?
“We’re all just walking each other home.” ~Ram Dass.
Community Vinyasa Yoga (for Non-Mbr and Membrs)
ALL LEVELS. In the spirit of satsang, Haven opens this class to the community and members alike. Satsang is the yogic tradition of coming together to support, inspire and learn from one another. Bring a friend — or two! $7 DROP-IN CLASS. FREE FOR REVIVE AND REJUVENATE MEMBERS.
|08/26/2018||11:00 AM - 12:15 PM||Flow Studio||Shayna F.||1/45||Register Now|
|09/02/2018||11:00 AM - 12:15 PM||Flow Studio||Shayna F.||0/45||Register Now|
|09/09/2018||11:00 AM - 12:15 PM||Flow Studio||Shayna F.||0/45||Register Now|
|09/16/2018||11:00 AM - 12:15 PM||Flow Studio||Shayna F.||0/45||Register Now|
For all levels! Soothe and rejuvenate the body, mind and spirit. Using the support of props, students hold yoga postures for five minutes or longer to open the muscles, calm the mind and awaken the heart. Restorative yoga promotes healing as it awakens the parasympathetic nervous system, allowing the body to rest and digest.
|08/26/2018||12:30 PM - 01:30 PM||Flow Studio||Shayna F.||1/40||Register Now|
|09/02/2018||12:30 PM - 01:30 PM||Flow Studio||Shayna F.||0/40||Register Now|
|09/09/2018||12:30 PM - 01:30 PM||Flow Studio||Shayna F.||0/40||Register Now|
|09/16/2018||12:30 PM - 01:30 PM||Flow Studio||Shayna F.||0/40||Register Now|
ALL LEVELS. Awaken with an energizing Vinyasa class to greet the new day.
|08/22/2018||07:00 AM - 08:00 AM||Flow Studio||Shayna F.||6/30||Register Now|
|08/29/2018||07:00 AM - 08:00 AM||Flow Studio||Shayna F.||0/30||Register Now|
|09/05/2018||07:00 AM - 08:00 AM||Flow Studio||Shayna F.||0/30||Register Now|
|09/12/2018||07:00 AM - 08:00 AM||Flow Studio||Shayna F.||0/30||Register Now|
|09/19/2018||07:00 AM - 08:00 AM||Flow Studio||Shayna F.||0/30||Register Now|
INTERMEDIATE. A fast paced style synchronizing the breath with each movement. Creative sequencing and fluid movement increases agility, mobility and mind/body awareness. Build upon Yoga Basics fundamentals and explore deeper versions of the poses.
|08/22/2018||09:30 AM - 10:45 AM||Flow Studio||Shayna F.||1/30||Register Now|
|08/29/2018||09:30 AM - 10:45 AM||Flow Studio||Shayna F.||0/30||Register Now|
|09/05/2018||09:30 AM - 10:45 AM||Flow Studio||Shayna F.||0/30||Register Now|
|09/12/2018||09:30 AM - 10:45 AM||Flow Studio||Shayna F.||0/30||Register Now|
|09/19/2018||09:30 AM - 10:45 AM||Flow Studio||Shayna F.||0/30||Register Now|