Shelley Cullen-Heipel

Registered Yoga Teacher & Somatic Yoga Teacher

I believe that yoga is one of the greatest tools for supporting physical, mental and emotional wellness. Yoga is not about trying to wrap your leg around your head. It is about learning tools to deal with stress. It is about growing stronger physically. And it is about keeping your body moving and flexible. I love so much about yoga as I feel it is the whole package and I hope in my classes to inspire that same love for yoga in others. My official motto in class is "Be Yourself So Fully That Everyone Else Feels Safe To Be Themselves Too". I hope to create a sense of welcome and community in my classes where we can share a few laughs and continue to grow and learn together.

​I am continually training and learning about functional movement and mobility from all modalities, along with yoga's particular benefits for the nervous system and mental health. In my classes I try to channel this learning into innovative sequences where we explore functional movement for our individual bodies and find fresh perspectives for our lives off of our mats.

When I'm not in the studio, I enjoy spending time with my hubby, son and two pups. You may find us out in the garden, watching the birds or enjoying anything that involves the outdoors.

Shelley Cullen-Heipel