Shalan Hill, is a healer and lightworker, that is honored to assist you to find more freedom along your life journey. Shalan is a Licensed and Certified Massage Therapist (CMT & LMT) and a Certified Yoga Teacher. She is privileged to inspire greatness in others as a Manduka Ambassador and was featured in the Manduka 2012 Summer Catalog. Shalan was raised in Amarillo, Texas.
Shalan began her study of yoga in 1998 and has been teaching since 2001 in the Woodstock area. Her initial years of experience with Yoga trained her in the Hatha Yoga (traditional) style with focus on Kundalini Yoga which involves Pranayama (breathing techniques to promote energy movement and balance). She completed her credentials for her 200 hour Yoga Alliance training gaining more knowledge of the Iyengar tradition and started her own Ashtanga practice, as well. She continues her yoga training weekly to gain more insight and options for her students. An experienced teacher, Shalan has been focused mainly on teaching yoga to beginners, people with limited bodies and older bodies.
Shalan intuitively promotes a gentle style of yoga that listens to the needs of the energy of the group while getting specific with the actions of your body, breath, and focus in each pose. She is appreciated for her clear instruction and nurturing presence that makes yoga easy and non intimidating for beginners. She educates her students & clients about their body and shares informational tools to empower them to enjoy better health & Well-Being resulting in less pain and less fear. Sometimes playful, sometimes laser focused, her intuitive blending of delightful poses throughout her classes and transformational meditations has created an enriched yoga community.
Shalan graduated from The Academy of Somatic Healing Arts (ASHA) massage school in Norcross, GA in 2000 with certificates in Neuromuscular Therapy, Sports Therapy, and Swedish Massage. She has worked with chiropractors and has experience with massage in spa and yoga settings. She specializes in working with the subtle energies of the body through CranioSacral Therapy, Reiki, and Polarity/Energy Balancing. Shalan also excels in Myofascial Release, Postural Balancing, and pain relief. Her trusted touch and intuition balances and calms her massage clients both physically and energetically. Shalan saw the value of combining bodywork and yoga to help people achieve and maintain greater balance and health in their life and was inspired to open The Posture Project, with her partner, Ann Pauley, in 2003 to empower their community toward greater Well-Being.
Shalan also loves to learn about the healing benefits of food and loves to share what she has learned.