SHE'S BACK .... Join Exhale to Inhale and instructor Shawna Wakefield at the Athleta Studio in Flatiron on March 1st for a donation based yoga class. Enjoy an energizing and grounding yoga practice designed to strengthen, inspire, and empower.
Proceeds from this class will benefit Exhale to Inhale, and will help us bring the healing and grounding practice of yoga to even more survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Shawna Wakefield has dedicated the last 17 years to promoting women’s rights and gender justice with local and international development organizations. She began practicing yoga in 2000, and developed her home practice to alleviate symptoms of anxiety and insomnia while living in Cambodia in 2005. The practices of yoga, and daily meditation have been increasingly critical to her path. Shawna completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training with the Kula Yoga Project, and has since completed Trauma Sensitive Teacher training, Nikki Costello’s mentor practice, a leadership intensive with Off the Matt, and is part of the Interdependence Project’s Secular Buddhist Studies Program. She currently teaches at Third Root, Shambhala Yoga and Dance Center, and with Exhale to Inhale. She co-leads an 8-week Yoga in Action series to help activists apply yoga practices to their social justice work. Shawna helps students identify their own mental and physical sensations, including pain, strength, resilience, compassion, joy, and the ever-fluctuating relationship between them.