Before discovering integrative medicine, Shannon was a Ballerina for fifteen years. One day during a rehearsal, she fractured a vertebra. Biomedical treatment offered little relief, as the doctors were unable to operate on her spine.
Through a friend's recommendation, she discovered acupuncture. The treatments were effective reducing pain, inflammation & increasing circulation in her spine.
The next step in her healing process was
learning Hatha Yoga. This invited movement, flexibility and strength back into her life.
She connected with a local studio called Whole Yoga, where she completed her teacher training in 2011. Shannon has been teaching Candlelight Yoga for the past 7 years.
Shannon has also discovered mental and spiritual healing through meditation & Yoga Nidra.
The combination of Yoga, meditation, herbal medicine and aromatherapy is the foundation which has helped her overcome the trauma & grief she's experienced with the
tragic loss of her mother, in 2008. Shannon has also overcome substance abuse and addiction. She works empathetically with those who struggle with these obstacles.
Her hobbies include dance, Muay Thai kickboxing, singing, camping, and spending time with her husband and their family of pets. These past times also offer therapeutic value in her life.
Shannon believes in the innate, healing wisdom of the body
Shannon has a degree in Integrative Health Care and is a
certified Yoga and Meditation instructor.
Her areas of study include aromatherapy, botanical pharmacology,
anatomy & physiology, Ayurveda & traditional Chinese medicine
These modalities are the
Denver Mindful Medicine