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Shayann Hoffer-Pauley RYT500

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Maya Yoga: Nicki Doene & Eddie Modestini. Teacher Training: L3: Part 2. Maui, HI 2015

Maya Yoga: Nicki Doene & Eddie Modestini. Teacher Training: L3 Part 1. Maui, HI 2010

Yoga Loft: Mary Beth Nehl. Teacher Training: 200h. Willmar, MN 2007


Intensive Asana/Dec: Maya Yoga: Nicki Doene. Maui, HI 2010

Shoulders & Neck with Doug Keller. Yoga Loft. Willmar, MN 2010

Yoga Journal Conference. Doene, Modestini, Palkhivala, Corn. Lake Geneva, WI 2009

Ayurvedic Workshop: M & M Yoga Loft. Willmar, MN 2009

Hatha & Mantras. Doug Keller. Yoga Loft. Willmar, MN 2009

Krishna Das Kirtan. Ananda Ashram. Monroe, NY 2009

Sound Yoga with Teresa Doyle. Prince Edward Island, Canada 2009

Krishna Das Kirtan. Bearsville Theatre, Woodstock, NY 2008

Beyond Power Yoga. Beryl Bender Birch. Yoga Loft. Willmar, MN 2008

Work Related Experience _____________________________________________________________________________

Hatha Yoga Instructor. Madrona Mind Body Institute. Fort Worden, Port Townsend, WA 2013-present

Hatha Yoga Instructor. All-Points Pilates/Movement Studio. Port Hadlock, WA 2017-present

Hatha Yoga Instructor. Room to Move. Port Townsend, WA 2013- 15

Hatha Yoga Instructor. Prosper Body Works. Port Townsend, WA 2014- 15

Hatha Yoga Instructor. Experimental College, University of Washington. Seattle, WA 2011-12

Hatha Yoga Instructor. Body of Light. Wailuku, HI 2010-2011

Hatha Yoga Instructor. Yoga Loft. Willmar, MN 2007-10

Hatha Yoga Instructor. YMCA. Willmar, MN 2008-10

Hatha Yoga Instructor. Willmar Comm. Ed. & Rec. Staff. Willmar, MN 2007-10

Hatha Yoga Instructor. NLS Comm. Ed. & Rec. New London, MN 2007-10

Hatha Yoga Instructor. ACGC Comm. Ed & Rec. Staff. Grove City, MN 2010

Hatha Yoga Substitute. The Yoga Studio. Paynesville, MN 2008-09

Hatha Yoga Substitute. Yoga Ink. Prince Edward Island. Canada 2008

Volunteer Related Experiences ________________________________________________________________________

Hospice Volunteer: Healing Touch. Rice Care Center. Willmar, MN 2009-10

Certificates/Memberships ____________________________________________________________________________

Registered Yoga Teacher: RYT500 Yoga Alliance Inc. 2007- present

Yoga Insurance Plus. National Association of Complementary & Alternative Medicines. 2012- present

CPR Certified. American Red Cross. 2008- present

First Aid Certified. American Red Cross. 2008- present

Shayann also has a BFA in painting and serves as an independent artist and art educator.

For more information relating art go to: www.shayannmhoffer.weebly.com


Testimonials ____________________________________________________________________________________

Best experience is to have Shayann Hoffer Pauley as a yoga instructor. Compassionate instruction and depth of knowledge makes a great combination for Shayann’s yoga sessions. Most joy of all my yoga with Shayann is the restorative sound yoga offered over the last 2 years. These experiences give me benefit beyond words. I go to as many as i can. Without a Sanskrit language or music/vocal background i found her guidance i invaluable. Shayann will guide from a highest good for all space that opens my heart in gracious abundance. I love yoga for the feeling of beauty i receive with the conclusion of each yoga journey class Struggle as i may on the mat. My attention gets focused thru breath. -Wilma B. January 14, 2018

Shayann is an all around excellent yoga teacher. I have been lucky enough to take a number of her classes this year and am always pleased. I especially like the classes that involve sound, including bowls and chanting. The chanting adds a dimension to the body work that can transform you in ways that are profound. After such a class, I I am able to stay in the meditative place for a long time. Shayann explains everything well and leads in a gentle and instructive way. Even a beginning yogi will enjoy what she offers. Rev. Patti Barrett

I have been doing yoga with Shayann at the Port Ludlow Inn for about 6 months now and really enjoy her class! Shayann is very knowledgeable, exudes positive energy and calmness, and also challenges us in our poses when appropriate. I attended one of her classes that was held outside by the totem pole which was a fun experience and the scenery was beautiful! -M.

I started taking yoga in May of last year and Shayann was my very first yoga teacher. Being a complete novice, it was very helpful to have a teacher who enthusiastically guided us through the poses and was very patient with a beginner. She gives enough direction to help me progress, but does not overdo it and she is always so positive. Under Shannon's guidance I feel like I have made incredible progress over the past nine months and can definitely tell that I have improved my flexibility, muscle tone, and balance. She leads us in a good mix of the various poses and the more spiritual elements of yoga. I am now taking two classes a week from Shayann and really look forward to each class. I have taken yoga classes with other instructors while on vacation and I definitely missed Shayann’s passion and enthusiasm. She is a special teacher and a special person and I hope to continue to work with her for many years to come. -Tom H

I have taken and enjoyed Shayann’s classes at the Resort at Port Ludlow where she teaches twice a week. I would recommend her to anyone with any capability. Shayann can instruct any mixed age group. She is cheerful, helpful and allows for modifications whether you have limitations or want to be more challenged. Consistency is the key and Shayann makes returning each week a pleasure. - Lisa B.

I have had the distinct good fortune to attend Shay's restorative yoga classes at Madrona Mindbody Institute. What I appreciate about her teaching style is the way she invites us to try various positions and practices, while simultaneously giving us permission to listen to our own inner wisdom about what is healthy for us as individuals. Being a musical emissary myself, I also appreciate that Shay incorporates the healing aspect of toning during the yoga practices. I believe we share the knowledge that making sound from “within” helps to shift and strengthen our own internal vibration, which improves our consciousness, in the end. But most of all, I truly enjoy just being in Shay's presence for that hour in yoga class. Her remarkable lightness of spirit and the loving energy she emannates, as a person and as a teacher, are a large part of the healing environment she provides for her students. I feel that she models pure light consciousness, just by the energy she runs very naturally, and this is a true inspiration for us all. -Trudy Roush; Earth & Sky Healing

I have taken many Yoga classes from Shayann Hoffer in recent years, and highly recommend her as Yoga teacher. She is clearly highly skilled, and invariably is attentive to all the students. She is also invariably positive, friendly, and enthusiastic. I always enjoy and am inspired by her classes. -Scott Seymour