Shana Baumgartner was introduced to yoga in 1999 while living in California, but did not fully embrace a regular yoga practice until 2003. Yoga proved to be a lifeline during a difficult and stressful time. She began a steady home practice, taking classes here and there to get guidance from knowledgeable instructors. through this exploration of different yoga classes, she discovered and fell in love with the vinyasa style. Though she initially turned to yoga as a means of alleviating stress and anxiety, she later realized that yoga is a way of life with far-reaching benefits that impact body, mind and heart.
In 2012 she decided to commit more fully to yoga by completing a 200-hour teacher training at West End Yoga in Allentown. As an instructor, Shana approaches each class anew, adjusting her flow to suit her students -- from peaceful and restorative to energizing and dynamic. She loves to mix it up and try creative flows. She continuously strives to deepen her practice, guide and learn from others on and off the mat, and maintain balance and calm. Click here to visit her facebook page.