Shanta was first introduced to yoga in 2003 and immediately loved the sense of peace she experienced during gentle and restorative classes. After engaging in many other forms of fitness, Shanta returned to yoga in 2009 for holistic healing of a back injury. She used her practice to restore her body and has been practicing ever since.

In July 2013, Shanta was involved in a serious motor vehicle accident.  She suffered major injuries, including a shattered femur and a broken tibia.  After several extensive surgeries, Shanta started on the road to rehabilitation. She endured a lot of pain, but learned that she was very lucky to be alive.  Shanta had to start from the beginning with many activities, including learning to walk, bathe and even dress herself.  By late December, she was medically cleared to return to a gentle yoga practice. It was then that Shanta decided she would restore her body through yoga again, and she did!  Shanta is a testament to the restorative powers of yoga.

Shanta’s goal is to bring the therapeutic benefits of yoga to those that think yoga isn't accessible for them due to injury, range of motion, pain limitations, trauma or other challenges.  She has assisted those with back issues, chronic pain, and cancer