Shelby Lafrinere is a yoga teacher, yoga therapist, personal trainer, and certified polarity practitioner (integrative bodywork). As an artist, activist, professional dancer, and lover of laughter, she began meditating in high school and practicing yoga in 1997. As a student, yoga has guided her recovery from addiction and severe PTSD and has remained a continual healing companion after a traumatic brain injury and the severe hyperextension of my entire spine in 2003. Teaching since 2005, she teaches the full 8 Limbs of yoga and nine styles of asana. Shelby begin training teachers in 2010 and created curriculum for 200 Hr and 300 Hr Yoga Teacher Trainings, Continuing Education Intensives, and workshops. She has also worked as a Yoga Therapist in both private practice and clinical settings since 2007 with focus on injury recovery, chronic pain and stress management, breathing improvement, postural re-patterning, anxiety, depression, addiction, and eating disorders.
Shelby has held management positions at high volume and high-quality yoga studios in Southern California and Ohio, taught yoga and philosophy as a Lecturer at the Ohio State University, was employed within professional dance companies as an injury recovery specialist and arm balance/inversion coach, and has had work published in the IDEA Fitness Journal. As a personal trainer and certified polarity practitioner, her instruction is an accessible blend of science and philosophy reflecting the wisdom of the Krishnamacharya lineage that states “yoga should always adapt to meet the ever changing needs of the unique individual.”