Shannon Sonnier, a native of Acadiana , is a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher. After experiencing yoga’s powerful healing effects she knew it was part of her life’s journey to share this ancient practice with others. Wanting to broaden her understanding, Shannon attended a teacher training course at Yoga Island in Flower Mound, Texas.
In June, 2007, shortly after completing her teacher training, she decided to leap into teaching yoga full time. Shannon is grateful and excited to share her knowledge and experience with anyone who is interested. She is constantly adding to her knowledge through self study and attending workshops. For Shannon, yoga is a practice that is to be lived not something that we just do in a classroom. She also practices reiki, another healing art form, and holds a B.A. in Liberal Arts from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette.
Shannon Sonnier instructs the following:
All levels- a mindful practice to start the day. Overall releasing and strengthening at a gentle pace will help you feel awake and centered for your day. The focus is on alignment and building our practice from the ground up.
A well balanced and challenging flow based asana practice with emphasis on sequencing and connection of poses. Yogic philosophy, devotion, and meditation are part of each class
All Levels –This is a moderate paced class that integrates the whole body in an accessible series of postures. You will learn the foundations of moving fluidly through traditional yoga postures including standing, seated, inversions, spinal twists, hip and hamstring openers, and abdominal strengtheners with special emphasis on the breath.
Looking for a workout and a yoga class, this is it. The focus is on connecting to our core through specific exercises designed to target those muscles creatively mixed in with an intelligent sequence of postures. As we connect to our physical core we connect to the core of our being establishing balance and power to support us in our life.
Balance and Stretch
All levels- a class designed to help you connect to the body through gentle stretching and balance poses. The focus is on proprioception (ability to sense stimuli arising within the body regarding position, motion, and equilibrium) and strengthening our key muscles to help us find balance.
Restorative Yoga focuses on relaxing the body in restful postures. Rest provides the body an opportunity to renew and heal. Countless studies have proven the physical and emotional benefits of this. Restorative yoga, as well as other forms of yoga, helps to trigger the Parasympathetic nervous system also known as the PNS. The PNS is responsible for balancing the body and bringing its response system back into equilibrium. Stimulating the PNS helps to lower heart rate, blood pressure; it helps to healthily stimulate the immune system and keep the endocrine system operating healthily.Fee = $15. Class size limited to 12 people.
Pre-registration required to reserve your spot.
Summer Revitalize Day Retreat
Summer heat and activity can be depleting. Take some time to revitalize with a day of nurturing.
We will incorporate yoga, philosophy, and ayurvedic tips to help you stay balanced. Easing our way into a powerful, agni (fire element) balancing vinyasa class will create space for us to find new ways of being. Using the energy of svadhyaya (self-study) will help us release anything that is limiting us from finding balance. We will break for a nurturing vegetarian lunch that will be provided. The afternoon will be dedicated to chanting for the chakras, ayurvedic concepts and tips, restorative yoga and yoga nidra with sound therapy.
This day qualifies as 7 hours of continuing education credits for yoga teachers.
The cost is $65. The class is limited to 12 participants.
By practicing yoga during your pregnancy, you will: build strength and flexibility, increase energy and stamina, increase circulation, create a state of calm bringing clarity and peace, and strengthen the bond between you and your baby. Connecting movement and breath we will weave together a series of postures designed to help ease the discomforts of pregnancy in all stages. No experience is necessary. Please check with your physician before signing up. Cost is $59 for all 4 classes.
Ayurvedic Practices for Healthy Living
Mondays - August 7, 14, 21, 28 from 5:45PM to 6:45PM
A four week series designed to introduce you to the ancient science of Ayurveda and its healthy practices.
You will discover your ayurvedic constitution and how that applies to your daily life. We will discuss basic rules that apply to everyone and each week we will incorporate a part of a daily routine.
By the end of the series we will have a full dinacharya (daily routine) to support us on our path to a healthier life.
After experiencing yoga’s powerful healing effects, Shannon knew it was part of her life’s journey to share this ancient practice with others. Ayurveda, known as the sister science to yoga, has become a primary influence in her life and her teaching methodology.
She is an Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist, which allows her to incorporate ayurvedic concepts into group classes and use the wisdom of Ayurveda to do lifestyle consulting. Shannon is also a Reiki master and a certified aromatherapist.
Open to ALL Levels. Fee is $60 for all 4 classes.