Living whole-heartedly as founder of Earth Yoga Studio and the School of Embodied Poetry, Shannon is a writer, teacher and mentor of teachers around the world. She is a storyteller, sommelier and TedX speaker. Shannon infuses her bodies of work with a fullness, artful living and passion for life on and off the mat. Her instruments of instruction are detailed and clear, woven through a progression of imagery, poetry and truth. She encourages the practitioner to unlock the secrets held in the human heart and release stuck patterns that no longer serve, in order to attain new levels of integrated physical - emotional embodiment. She is described as ‘confidently vulnerable’. As a result, she inspires positive change in the lives of others. Off the mat, she loves to cook, teach wine tasting, wake surf, run, and enjoy the sunshine. Shannon is based out of Boulder, Colorado and her home studio, Earth Yoga Boulder. When not at home, she globe-trots to deliver transformative talks, trainings and retreats
A confidently vulnerable interview, wherein, she reveals a great deal about life, love, and moving forward from loss.
During the last months my personal connection to Yoga has been ignited thanks to the guidance of Shannon Paige. Shannon has been mentoring me for several months and has helped me grow as a student and teacher. She has challenged me to be great and to exceed her expectations. I have never worked so diligently before and am beyond grateful for her wisdom. She has helped me develop my methodology through questioning of how I will convey the sacredness of Yoga and also with a deepened study of spiritual texts. The most important aspect I will take away from Shannon's teachings is, to become a masterful teacher, you must always remain a student. Thank you for creating a containership for me to shine.
- Brooke Coletta
Our Yoga School: The School of Embodied Poetry, RYS
The School of Embodied Poetry, founded by Shannon Paige, ERYT 500, in 2003, offers a wide variety of study directions for the curious and committed practitioner. Whether for the student who desires a deepened yoga practice or the yoga teacher interested in cultivating an inspired and refined teaching practice, Shannon stops at nothing to instill sound skills and permission to release one's creative self expression and unique gifts.
As Shannon is what many consider a 'hyper-creative', her body of work is ever-expanding and creatively reaching new horizons of student and student teacher service, influence, and inspiration.
She strives to ignite her students’ and student teachers’ creativity in a similar fashion: it uplifts the yoga world and greater world to have us ALL dive into our natural abilities, courageously engage our genuine “opportunities” for growth, improvement and education, and to strive to refine our expanding skills.
THIS IS HOW WE, ALL OF US, REMAIN EVOLUTIONARY BEINGS! Uplift! Uplift! Uplift!
TEDX -MINDFULNESS AND HEALING
At the age of 21 Shannon battled with cervical cancer ferociously….and won. Although she had survived cancer, the battle with depression, especially the pressure and anxiety of how she should feel “lucky” for having survived, nearly crippled her. She narrates how many people, after surviving life threatening circumstances, are also robbed of the ability to smile for real, the ability to connect, and the ability to hope.
“Depression is hard. Depression is gross. And Depression is Mean.” A doctor stepped in and told her to get back into her body, volunteer, and do yoga. For Shannon, the battle with depression was actually as hard as battling cancer.
Through this, Shannon discovered that while, yoga can’t heal depression, getting into your body can change the mind and create a state of empowerment, stability, and release.