SHANNON BASHAM

After serving active duty in the U.S. Army for five years, Shannon completed a degree in Liberal Arts at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. Her studies focused on anatomy, physiology, fitness, nutrition and gerontology. She began a career as a personal trainer and through her own struggles with stress, depression and back pain, she was led to yoga. As Shannon's pain and anxiety subsided, she began to add breath work, posture awareness and slow, deep stretching to her fitness training. In 2009, under the guidance of Colorado School of Yoga's founder Gina Caputo, Shannon began her own journey to become a yoga teacher--even though she has very tight hamstrings!

Shannon brings a love of service to her teaching and enjoys watching the transformation that occurs with regular practice. She is an E-RYT 500, completing her training through the Colorado School of Yoga in 2013. She holds certifications in Restorative Yoga from Judith Lasater and Chair Yoga, with specific training for people living with disabilities and multiple sclerosis from Liz Franklin and Joann Lyons. Additionally, she is an ambassador for the Veterans Yoga Project. Her specific areas of study allow for an extra sense of compassion and caring in all of her classes.