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