Shelly discovered the Western modality of yoga in early 2005 and has been building her practice in conjunction with other activities such as rock climbing since then. Over the years, she has worked to infuse her yoga practice with the elements of yoga she learned growing up in an Indian household, which includes an emphasis on the mind-body connection through breath practice and meditation.
She also firmly believes that the goal of yoga is to find an internal sense of peace and well-being, which can be achieved by learning how to release your internal stressors and to let go of criticizing your body. Respecting that each day on the mat (or grass) is different and letting go of self-judgement is key. She approaches teaching yoga from a lens of inclusivity and accessibility and looks forward to continuing to make yoga open to all.