Meet Shannon Herps.
Shannon is a trained high school educator, having taught in local schools for over 17 years. Her love of yoga grew as she discovered how it reduced her stress and gave her much needed ‘me time’ and decided to pursue the teaching qualifications to be able to share her love and passion for yoga.
Shannon then completed additional Kids Yoga teaching qualifications to bring more yoga into classrooms and early learning centres.
She teaches yoga classes for adults at local gyms and yoga studios as well as teaching children at primary schools and high schools.
Her favourite pose is Tree.
Shannon teaches a variety of yoga classes in various locations across Penrith and the Lower Blue Mountains. Her classes are run in Studios, schools and gyms. Get in touch to find out more about the classes she offers.
Hatha is considered a general yoga that focuses on static poses and is great for beginners. Even though it is gentle, it can still be physically and mentally challenging. All classes will feature a focus on the breath, combined with poses and finish with a meditation/relaxation. Hatha classes provide an opportunity to stretch, unwind, and release tension, providing a good counterpoint to both busy lifestyles and cardio workouts.
Much like other types of childbirth-preparation classes, prenatal yoga is a multifaceted approach to exercise that encourages stretching, mental centering and focused breathing. Research suggests that prenatal yoga is safe and can have many benefits for pregnant women and their babies. Prenatal yoga can help to improve sleep, reduce stress and anxiety, increase the strength, flexibility and endurance of muscles needed for childbirth as well as decrease lower back pain, nausea, headaches and shortness of breath.
Postnatal yoga classes help to address the physical, mental and emotional challenges of being a new mother, as well as the effects of pregnancy on the body. Classes can help to rebuild your core strength (abs and back as well as pelvic floor) in a safe and effective way, release tension from your neck and shoulders, meet with other local mums in a supportive environment and of course, relax your body and mind.
Preschool yoga classes are fun and playful and allow children to learn yoga poses, breathing, and relaxation exercises which cultivate a calm mind, increase strength and flexibility, improve gross and fine motor skills, improve concentration, and help them understand how to identify and manage their feelings. Games, stories, and music will be incorporated into these fun, non-competitive classes. Each class ends with a period of relaxation, teaching children how to be calm and still for a short period.
These classes are designed for primary school aged children and will give kids the tools they can use to reduce stress in their lives, promote positive body image, and increase strength and flexibility. Each class will include a series of yoga poses, breathing exercises, and meditation practices. Classes will include discussions on how to apply what they learn in yoga class to help them at home, school, and with friends. Each class ends with a period of relaxation. Active Kids vouchers can be used towards the cost of these classes.
This class teaches a variety of postures and styles to keep teens actively interested, engaged, and challenged. Teens will have fun getting fit, improving strength, balance, flexibility and endurance with challenging poses. They’ll also develop emotional equilibrium, self-esteem, and concentration with the deep breathing, relaxation and meditation components of the sessions.