Shaundra is a Certified Shamanic Yoga instructor. She studied in Mysore India at the World Shamanic Yoga Institute.
WHAT IS SHAMANIC YOGA ?
Shamanic Yoga is a blend of Shamanic practices and Native American wisdom combined with physical Yoga Asanas based in Ashtanga and Sivananda.
The ancient practice of yoga was originally designed to experience spiritual enlightenment or Samhadi. Samhadi is attaining the height of divine consciousness. In this state the concept of time and space is altogether different, you are completely in another world. Where the mind is still, at peace and one with all.
The translation of the word Yoga in the ancient Sanskrit language means "union" to "join" or to "yoke". Describing the beauty and the integration that happens when one practices the physical asanas or Raja of yoga. Creating a greater and deeper connection to self through the union of mind body and soul.
Shamanism is a very similar practice in nature to yoga, as it is a practice that involves a practitioner reaching altered states of consciousness. In order to encounter and interact with the spirit world for wisdom. Walking forth into the unknown worlds, inside ourselves and in other worlds in order to retrieve important knowledge for healing and divination. Gaining a deeper understanding of the universe, its infinite energetic structure, our selves and the part that we play in it. Shamanism and yoga are beautiful tools we can to use to connect to ourselves on a much deeper level. Therefore, joining and dancing together so beautifully.
The World Shamanic Yoga Insitute encourages their teachers to take the knowledge that they have learned and to be the creator that we all are, expressing the artist that lives within each and every one of us.
Shamanism has been a deep passion and close to my heart for a very long time as I am part Native American from Cherokee lineage. My personal artistic expression of Shamanic Yoga is rooted in Native American wisdom based upon the Medicine Wheel.
The Medicine Wheel a physical manifestation of spiritual energy. An outward expression of an internal dialogue. A mirror in which we can better see what is going on within us. It is a wheel of protection and enables us to gather surrounding energies into a focal point, to commune with spirits, self and nature. The Medicine Wheel helps with our vision to see exactly where we are in our life and in which areas we need to develop in order to realize and become our full potential. We are all connected to the interwoven layers of the sacred web of life. Realizing through our deep connection with the infinite universe, mind body and spirit. We see that everything is medicine and we honor it as so.
Shamanic Yoga Workshops and Retreats
Shaundra is only available to teach at workshops and retreats due to her busy schedule. She is always open for co creation. If you would like to hire her for workshops, or retreats. Shamanic Yoga is a great practice to incorporate before or after Shamanic Ceremonies to integrate all of the healing and to allow these wonderful energies to find a deeper space to flourish within the body. Please make an inquiry for pricing and availability at firstname.lastname@example.org.