Sheila is a graduate student in Bastyr University's Nutrition for Wellness program. She recently moved from Iowa to California to fulfill her calling to live a life of service and study in the field of holistic health and wellness. As a yoga teacher, she seeks to honor, explore, and express the innate wisdom of the body through practice. Sheila blends her love of graceful, flowing movements with a strong understanding of anatomical alignment and attitude of compassionate mindfulness. She has nearly a decade of experience as an athletic coach & children's seed-to-table gardening/cooking teacher, and is thrilled to begin this new chapter of life in the San Diego community.
She began studying yoga in 2008 in the Vinyasa and Anusara traditions and quickly fell in love with the practice as a beautiful marriage of kinesthetic movement and spiritual depth. She completed her 200-hour teaching certification in July of 2014 with Amy Ippoliti and 90 Monkeys Studio in Boulder, Colorado and spent the past three years refining her teaching craft in Fairfield, Iowa.
Sheila's mission as a yoga teacher is to provide students with a deep understanding of alignment and empower them to establish a healthy, integrated connection between mind and body through physical movement. She aims to help each and every student find confidence and strength within their own body, a sense of curiosity and play in practice, and a desire for growth and authentic self-expression on and off the mat. Her teaching style blends the graceful movement of Vinyasa flow with a powerful experience of the principles of anatomical alignment. Classes explore creative, playful sequences of poses linked together with deep breath to develop greater stability, strength, flexibility, and clarity in both body and mind.
Sheila is passionate about whole-food nutrition and whole-person wellness. She looks forward to someday publishing her own cookbook that weaves her love of science and creative culinary expression with her heartfelt roots in small-scale regenerative farming and belief in a balanced lifestyle- look for her latest recipe developments HERE! When she's not voraciously studying Biochemistry, teaching a yoga class, or moving her body at Crossfit Invictus, you can find Sheila strolling through the Farmer's Market, volunteering in the Slow Food community, or exploring the great outdoors in her new sun-drenched home.