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 2012. Shannon taught Candlelight Yoga for 8 years. She recently expanded her teaching to the inmates of the Denver Women's Prison, in 2018.
Shannon discovered mental and spiritual healing through meditation & Yoga Nidra. She offers personalized guided meditation sessions and classes.
The combination of Yoga, meditation, herbal medicine and aromatherapy is the foundation which has helped her overcome the trauma & grief she's experienced from 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 a diverse variety of dance styles, Muay Thai kickboxing, skateboarding, singing, gardening, camping, and spending time with her friends, her husband and their family of pets.
These past times also offer therapeutic value in her life.
Shannon has a degree in Integrative Healthcare
and is a certified Yoga and Meditation instructor
Her areas of study also include
aromatherapy, botanical pharmacology, and herbal medicine
Shannon is currently a graduate student at Naropa University,
studying Somatic Psychology, with a concentration in
These modalities are the
Denver Mindful Medicine
"Without mental health, there can be no true physical health."
- Dr Brock Chisholm