I am Shannon (She/They). 

I am a non-binary fat yoga practitioner and a registered yoga teacher (RYT200) helping others use the practice to connect with their bodies and learn to take up space both on and off the mat.

I am a settler in Tkoronto, living and working on the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River. 

I teach public classes, private lessons and remote lessons and workshops. You you can find my current teaching schedule here  and everything on Instagram (@fringeish). My classes are trauma-sensitive, accessible, fat positive, and LGBTQ2SIA+ affirming. No diet talk is allowed.

Artwork by Reknee Harrett. Visit  Re-knee.com

Why Fringe(ish)?

When you live in a marginalized body you are forced to the fringe. That fringe is where the potential in our society lives. We're innovative, critical, and resilient.  In my practice I hold space for us, those of us who have been pushed away from the mainstream to create our own beautiful, cooperative, and powerful cultures.

Education and Training


  • Accessible Yoga Training with Jivana Heyman & Amber Karnes, Virtual (30 hours/2020)

  • Teaching Trans Inclusive Yoga with Allé Kay, (2 hours/2020)

  • Yoga For All Training with Dianne Bondy & Amber Karnes, Virtual (30 Hours/2020)

  • Social Justice & Equity in Yoga with Tobias Wiggans, Yogaspace, Toronto (15 hours/2020)

  • 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with Kathryn Beet, Hali Schwartz, and Jessica Ullathorne, Yogaspace, Toronto (200 hours/2019)


  • Master of Arts, Sociology, Roosevelt University, Chicago (2011)

  • Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, Minor: African American Studies, Roosevelt University, Chicago (2010)


Accessible Yoga Ambassador

Yoga for All Certified Teacher

Yoga and Body Image Coalition- Community Partner

Superfit Hero-Sponsored Athlete 

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If you are interested in private lessons, YTT Training modules, media interviews, or anything else--email me here.

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