HELLO, DEAR! MY NAME IS SHAYNA. I'M AN AUTHOR, YOGA + MEDITATION TEACHER, WOMEN'S SENSUALITY COACH & RELATIONSHIP + INTIMACY GUIDE.
I offer 1:1 support plus retreats, workshops, and trainings virtually and in person. I lived and studied yoga in the jungles of Costa Rica for most of my early adult life, which ignited my personal transformation journey.
I've had the privilege to travel the world to learn from and work alongside many master teachers and pioneers in the fields of wellness, personal growth and spirituality ranging from meditating with Indian mystics in the Himalayas to assisting Joe Dispenza’s retreat in Mexico.
I use intuitive guidance coupled with over a decade of professional training to help you release what's holding you back from living a life of pleasure, abundance and soul-nourishing love.
My multidisciplinary approach moves beyond mainstream coaching
to reveal and to forgive the root causes of various health and life concerns including:
- Emotional Eating
- Relationship Challenges
- Body Shame
- Low Self-Esteem
- Sexual Trauma
- Money Blocks
Everything is connected. Though it takes self-inquiry, dedication and devotion to transform our health and our lives, I teach you how to navigate these shifts with ease and delight. It doesn't have to be a struggle. I learned this the hard way...
I pretty much grew up on fast food and cigarettes. What I consumed was not a concern for me. I ate anything and everything I wanted (most of which happened to be artificial processed junk food). I was also known as the 'slut' growing up. Yep, just for following my natural desires and hormonal shifts. Years of mindless eating and unconscious sex led to years of strict dieting and celibacy which led to a severely compromised relationship with food, body image and feminine power. I was disconnected from my womb, to the extent my menstrual cycle disappeared for ten years. Self-sabotaging habits in many areas of my life lead to me hitting rock bottom. I was in a dark place, and I couldn't see my way out.
Even my parents felt helpless and devastated and considered admitting me to an in-patient facility for people with eating disorders as a last attempt to save my life.
During this time however, I did practice yoga and meditation regularly. One day, a moment arrived when I looked at myself in the mirror and just knew it was time to transform. I felt it in my bones (which is pretty much all I had left at the time). It was as if I were touched by a miracle. From that day on, I chose to 'come back to life'. And it truly has been a complete metamorphosis.
Through embodiment practices, lots of patience, pivots and significant self-care I was able to take the necessary steps to get back on track to feeling whole again.
While traditional styles of yoga educated me in yogic philosophy (which has been a highly valuable handbook for life), provided me with an intro to my spiritual path and taught me how to lean into discomfort while staying centered and present in the midst of chaos, I do have to admit that it also created a sense of contraction through the fact that the yogic path could be described as linear and in many ways a very ‘masculine’ practice.
Own your voice, embrace your true desires, and get ready to make your dreams a reality.
Education & Certificates
Under the guidance of Don and Amba Stapleton, Ph.D. at Nosara Yoga Institute, I've completed over 500 hours of training including Interdisciplinary Yoga, Pranassage Bodywork, and HeartRise Children's Teacher Training. Additional yogic studies include Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, Tantra Yoga and Vipassana Meditation. I am also a certified Tao Tantric Arts Practitioner specializing in Qi Gong, Shamanic Chinese Medicine, Integrative Energy Healing, Breathwork, Dynamic Meditation, Trauma Informed Leadership, Self-Massage and Jade Egg Practice for women. I also specialize in teaching Yoga Philosophy. My teachings are all rooted in ancient traditions yet adapted for modern times in order to make them accessible and fun.
Graduate & Board Certified Health Coach
Institute for Integrative Nutrition in NYC
Undergraduate Degree in Journalism
University of Rhode Island
Member + Contributor
American Association of Drugless Practitioners and the Columbia University Teacher's College