Shauna grew up in Newport Beach, California where she dedicated most of her formative years to playing volleyball. She took her first yoga class in 1988 when she was a student at the University of California Berkeley. After completing her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, she traveled extensively throughout Latin America following her passion for international environmental work and continuing to explore various forms of yoga, including Ashtanga, Iyengar, Jivamukti, Kripalu, Kundalini, and Vinyasa.
Shauna recently launched WAVE YOGA, which was inspired by her many teachings…thousands of hours under water observing marine life and how organisms move in the water ~ Shiva Rea’s teachings on fluid power yoga ~ the evolution of her own yoga practice through pregnancy and childbirth ~ and her academic understanding of the unique and healing properties of water, particularly the sea. She says, “If we unlearn our rigidity, we will once again feel our fluidity, just like those first 40 weeks of life in the womb.”