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Shawn Parell

Location: Santa Fe, NM Level: E-RYT 500 Studio(s): Flow Yoga Center, Studio Serenity & The Studio, DC, Boundless Yoga, Centered Yoga

Shawn is a mama, teacher, and writer dedicated to supporting others on the path of authentic, integrative practice. With undergraduate studies in English and Religious Studies at Georgetown and Oxford University, and a graduate degree in Eastern Classics and Sanskrit from St. John’s College, Shawn combines her studies in yogic philosophy, linguistics, and mystical poetry with the alchemy of more than twenty years of transformative practice.


Shawn offers yoga depth studies, teacher trainings, and retreats worldwide, as well as mentoring others in Prana Vinyasa — a sacred embodiment system created by her longtime teacher, Shiva Rea.


She is currently earning an M.A. in Counseling Psychology, and previously served as a core catalyst of the nonprofit Anahata International, bringing trauma-sensitive wellness trainings and resources to conflict-affected communities in places like Rwanda and the West Bank. Shawn’s work is ever-evolving and has been featured in publications ranging from Yoga Journal and SHAPE Magazine to the Washington Post.