Shannon Gray began practicing yoga in 2000. As an avid long distance runner, she welcomed the relief of joint pain after turning to a more consistent yoga practice, but was also thankful for the lessons of mindfulness yoga introduced. She completed her 200 RYT in 2005 through Integral Yoga, Richmond, Virginia and continued training in Prenatal Yoga in 2006 through Yoga Source. It wasn’t until experiencing significant health issues and the death of her mother that she learned the tremendous gift yoga offers in accepting a changing body’s abilities and finding joy and light in life’s experiences. Her goal is to allow a space to practice yoga for everyone. Along with returning to teaching yoga, she am also a consultant and advocate for safer personal care products with Beautycounter. The other joys in my life are spending time with her two daughters and husband, curling up with a book and reading, and supporting the performing arts.
Yoga has been part of Jessica’s live life since 2009, after the birth of her second child. It has brought, flexibility, lightness on and off her mat in everyday life; teaching her to live life with love and in the moment. Her desire to delve deeper into her practice and share with others led her to complete her 220 hour training in Hatha Yoga at Evolution Yoga with Stacy Berry and Jonthan Miles in 2014. Her natural compassion and understanding for children prompted her to complete children’s yoga certification: Twist Kids Yoga with Mary Beth Bender and Shona Baldoni in 2019. Jessica would like to express her profound gratitude to her teachers for the opportunity and wisdom they have given and shared with her.
In class Jessica brings a creative flow, nurturing,and playfulness to deepen the practice of yogis from the young to the wise. Outside the studio she enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters. She can often be found enjoying nature through gardening and photography, or restoring her 1978 bug and 1965 Karmann Ghia.
Cornelius, NC 28031