Hi, I’m Shannon. I’m a Mindfulness-Based Somatic Therapist and Yoga Therapist. I offer body-oriented guidance for holistic healing and mind-body wellness.
I’ve been a student of mindfulness and the mind-body connection since my early teens, when I developed a yoga practice to support me through mental illness and eating disorder recovery. My education and experience in sharing a mindful, body-centred approach to wellness grew from my own recovery journey, and a desire to make these practices accessible to people on all walks of life. At the heart of what I offer is the belief that self-awareness and self-compassion light the way of healing, and I’m here to remind you that you already have everything you need to follow that path.
My intention is to provide a grounded, welcoming space for you to connect with your body and breath, release limiting body-stored experience, develop greater resilience, and feel empowered to express your authentic nature.
Outside of sessions, I am a writer and an artist, and can often be found outdoors with my dog, Dendro.
About Somatic Therapy: Somatic therapy is a holistic modality created to process and release body-stored stress, emotion, and trauma. We integrate gentle movement and restorative postures, breathwork, mindfulness, therapeutic touch, and other somatic practices with the intention of stimulating the body’s innate capacity to find balance.
Our bodies are the keepers of our stories, and we carry our life experience with us in our chemistry, tissues, breathing patterns, and posture. In session, we work together to create space, softness, and movement in order to safely process suppressed emotions and restrictive patterns that affect our health and relationships, and to cultivate a new experience of presence. Informed by research, somatic therapy can be supportive for stress, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, digestive issues, insomnia, PTSD, and more.
I invite you to reach out for more information if you’re curious whether somatic therapy may support you on your wellness journey, or to book a free 15-minute consultation call.