Shelley completed the 200-hour Teacher Training Program in 2016 with the sole intention of creating a deeper personal practice centered on her own health and healing. Surprisingly to her, it blossomed into a desire to share the practice and benefits of yoga. This led to teaching in both the traditional yoga studio as well as alternative settings. In 2017, she completed a 300-hour Integrative Studies/Teacher Training Program and is certified as a 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance. Her training was based in the Hatha yoga tradition. Additionally, Shelley has participated in Trauma Sensitive Yoga Teacher Training, Yoga of 12 Step Recovery and taken multiple workshops. She has taught in a variety of settings including studios, an inpatient addiction recovery center, day-use center for un- housed people, community centers, as well as private home sessions. New Orleans has been home since 1996, moving here after cultivating a passion for the city, its culture, people and their stories. Growing up in Oregon instilled a lifelong appreciation of the natural environment, which still offers solace, wonder, healing, curiosity, a sense of belonging and encouragement. These same principles inspire her yoga practice and teaching. Shelley also earned a Bachelor of Fine Art in Sculpture at the University of Oregon and a Master of Social Work at Tulane University. Her work experience encompasses an extensive background in community-based, non-profit arts. Shelley is also an enthusiastic gardener and artist.