I can't say enough about how much i love Shawna and what an amazing teacher, healer, friend, and huge source of inspiration she is to me. Shawna and I did our first yoga teacher training together years ago...I wasn't to sure about this crass Jersey girl at first, whose down dog was far from perfect. But as i got to see her progress along her journey, the transformation has been, and still is astonishing. She's never been afraid to be vulnerable, always a teacher at heart (and former English teacher), yet a constantly evolving student. She was okay with being herself and has always stayed true to herself and followed her heart, which ultimately led her to teaching yoga. In the beginning of our training she had no intention of becoming a yoga teacher, and everyone around her reinforced this idea, but her heart disagreed and she was the one (out of our whole group) that made yoga her full time career, and has had amazing success. I've held onto the belief that i could never make teaching yoga a full time job, unless i want to be poor. Shawna has been the only person close to me that has had huge financial success and success in every area of her life due to her hard work, business ethics, unconditional love, hope for humanity, and her desire to help other heal. i idolize her life- she lives in a gorgeous beach front condo with the cutest dogs ever and gets to do what she loves AS HER JOB and is constant;y creating and allowing her ideas to blossom and flourish. She single handily created Chakra Camp, and a one of a kind teacher training, she has written books, she travels international teaching others, and the list goes on. I'm currently enrolled in her first Advanced Reiki Master program and it is one of the best things I've ever done, it is so unique and so rich with such great knowledge and has brought my Reiki to a level I never thought was even possible. It has challenged me and opened my eyes to new ideas, and brought my fears and weakness to the surface so i could release them and replace them with love and strength. I've had my own trials and tribulations through my life and Shanwa has been there for me good and bad, never judging, or criticizing, but through her ability to be honest and bring things to my attention in a loving way with empowerment and suggestion I have grown and learned lessons vital to my progression in life. For me she provides daily inspiration, and she is surely one of my idols. Taking a training with her will not only change the way you think about yoga it will transform your entire life. She is undoubtedly a gift to this world and we are so lucky to have this East coast gal in sunny San Diego. I LOVE YOU SHAWNA!