These life helpers have helped me to:


  • Claire Este-McDonald and Gregor Singleton at Baptiste Yoga Studios in Boston and Cambridge. Their incredible support and guidance is taking my practice and teaching to unlimited heights. I’m currently participating in their 300-hour “Live Your Yoga” program.
  • Baron Baptiste and his all-star cadre of assistants that support his trainings.
  • Linda Domino at YogaSoul. Big-hearted energetic mentor to me with plenty of loving reminders to provide relevant, minimum cues in class. In non-yogi speak, this means to please kindly shut up once in a while. My students have greatly appreciated it.
  • Lara Heimann at YogaStream in Princeton, NJ. Wanna finally nail that handstand? You’ll get it here with her help. She makes her way around the country to various studios, too, so check out her website to find her.
  • Dana Flynn and several other fab teachers at Laughing Lotus Yoga NYC. This is where you go if you take your practice too seriously. Seriously. They will knock that self- judging s*** out of you and have you laughing and flowing with joy in their awesome “Graffiti” studio.
  • Desiree Rumbaugh. If you practice yoga, you’ve heard of her. She is older than me and kicks ass-ana. So inspiring.
  • Naime Jezzeny and Sue Elkind at Dig Yoga in Lambertville, NJ. If your big toe is an inch too much out of place, or anything at ALL is out of alignment, they will correct it. And get you into poses you never thought imaginable. The space is nothing short of stunning, either.
  • Frog Lotus Yoga: Beautiful studio and teacher training program located in an historic, former textile mill in the Berkshire Mountains where I earned my 200-hour certification.
  • Sid Yoga. if you’re in Towson, MD, you MUST take Sid’s class. You’ll never, ever forget him – a dynamic personality and a voice that could carry across the Atlantic.
  • Need to buy a gift? Check out my friend Janis’ creations at Karmicstone. A portion of all sales goes to charity.


  • Bird by Bird, by Anne Lamott. I love this book, and have read it several times.
  • DoYouYoga (I contribute monthly to this fun blog)


  • Isa Does It, by Isa Chandra Moskowitz. Tasty, totally doable (for recipe phobics like me), and plenty of humor to keep you laughing if you mess up your tablespoon measurement with your teaspoon.
  • Minimalist Baker. I’ve tried a few recipes from this fun website created by a darling couple in Portland, Oregon with resounding success. And anyone that can create a vegan version of a whoopie pie gets my attention. Fast. Check it out!

One thought on “Recommended

  1. Thank you, Shannon,
    for your love and support. I remember watching you glide up into handstands in my classes during your first practices in Princeton. I miss your beautiful practice but I miss your warm presence more. Gotta get to Philly! xo, Linda

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