1100 Brown Street, Dayton, OH  937-829-5947

1265 N. Fairfield Road, Beavercreek, OH 45432

519 S. Dixie Drive, Vandalia, OH  937-829-5947

Meet a Teacher: Shannon Grauzer

How did yoga become a part of your life? What led you to a devoted yoga practice?

I first took a yoga class at the YMCA back in 2003 and I honestly did not love it. I enjoyed the teachers and the practice seemed interesting, but I just did not "get it." I continued over the years to practice different yoga styles as a supplement to other exercise programs and began to see some benefit. In 2015 I had an opportunity to work for five weeks in Austin, TX which would allow me to have some free time away from my home responsibilities. I thought it would be the perfect time to really dive into some yoga and see what it is really all about. I finally started to "get it" and fell in love. This is when I decided to take yoga teacher training and dive in more fully. So I started training at Day Yoga in the fall of 2016. 

What do you think is the biggest misconception people have about yoga?

I think the biggest misconception people have about yoga is that they have to be flexible to do yoga or to have a certain body type. Yoga is absolutely for EVERY body. 

Name 3 non-negotiables in your life:

Speaking my truth. Always striving to learn as much as I can. Having a solid work ethic.

These are a daily practice in life.

What is the pose that challenges you the most and why? 

Savasana is probably most challenging to me. It takes a lot for me to quiet my mind and allow full relaxation. 

One mantra to share with students

May you be happy, may you be healthy, may you have peace. 

 

Namaste.

About the Author

Ready to Take Your Practice to the Next Level? Learn About Our Teacher Training Program

Teacher training is not just for teachers! Anyone who wants to deepen their practice and knowledge is invited to apply.