Teacher Feature: Shannon Hill

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1.Brief, non-yoga teacher bio; other interests/passions. Where are you from, what’s your heritage, how many sibling if any, pets or no pets.

I was born in Hawaii, moved to Germany and spent most of my youth in Colorado.  My dad was an army doc so we moved around a lot.  My family is from Tennessee so I’ve always spent time in the South but I moved to New Orleans as a freshman in college and haven’t looked back since.  I have an older brother named Micah and a younger sister named Mari.  No pets but I’m a frequent animal sitter.  I’m a huge traveler and enjoy plants, surfing, and natural skin care.

2. Least favorite / hardest posture for you?

Tripod headstand. It just feels a little sketchy in my long, giraffe neck. Also, thanks to Lindsey Crow, I’m not a fan of Kundalini Squats.  Even the name is horrible.

3. What are you enjoying about your practice right now?

I’m really enjoying my home practice. I just moved into a new house with a big, quiet, covered deck. I love to flow on my own out there and see where the practice takes me. Each day is so different.

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4. Favorite thing about being a teacher?

Watching people fall in love with yoga and get excited about their practice is the coolest. I came to take a class last week and Maria (who you may have seen behind the desk) was next to me – before class even started she had to get up so I could see her handstand breakthrough. It made my week.

5. Favorite NOLA restaurant or hang out.

Pagoda Cafe is my fave neighborhood spot. I also love Pulp and Grind just around the corner from the studio.  Good coffee makes my passion list.

 

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6. Something students may not know about you?

I had a brief stint as a college volleyball player.  Despite my height, I was better in the back row.

7. Yogi-toe, Yay? or Nay?

Nay, just a super sticky mat.