Teaching yoga is my passion
the path to becoming
I still remember the moment I had finally booked it. I was going by myself to India for what I hoped was a real Ashram (following in Elizabeth Gilbert's footsteps) to find myself in the foothills of the Himalayas. I had no intention of actually teaching yoga when I was finished but I had itchy-feet, was broken-hearted, lost in more ways than one and could not think of anything better than deepening my yoga practice.
What I didn't realize at the time was that training would crack me wide open and put me back together again. Over the days that passed, I would feel myself overcome depression, anxiety and addiction. I would become comfortable in my own skin and I would begin to understand the transformational aspects of yoga.
During my time in India, I also learned that yoga should not be reserved for the economically privileged. If yoga was intended to be a gift to man, then there was something very wrong with what has been going on in the western world where class prices are notoriously high.
I set out to make yoga not only more physically accessible but economical in my home town of Brandon, Manitoba.
500 E-RYT, Reiki Master, B.Sc., B.ED., M.SC.
Shawna Philpott is the founder of Brandon City Yoga, a unique practise that combines yoga, functional movement and breathwork to empower, release stress and let go of bad habits.
Shawna is a creative soul whose sadhana is to be of service to people, animals, plants and nature.
The most important pieces of equipment you need for doing yoga are your body and your mind.