Shanaz Hampson

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Alachua, Florida US

About Shanaz

Shaz began her yoga journey 20 years ago, at the Sivananda Ashram – affiliated to the Divine Life Society of India – as a Hatha Yoga disciple in Johannesburg, South Africa. It is in this tranquil setting that her affinity for yoga was ignited and where she recognized that “yoga is not about connecting your head and your toes, but about connecting your heart back to its source”. She is an accomplished dancer, published academic author, creative, and held a senior leadership position within a National Public Health Institute as a Marketing and Communications Manager. Her MS diagnosis in 2015 and the birth of her daughter in 2016 acted as a catalyst to re-examine her life purpose as she focused on planting the seeds for self-reflection, personal growth, and healing. In 2022, she moved to Alachua, Florida in the USA where she is beginning a new adventure and fulfilling career teaching yoga to children. She desires to work with schools and the community to teach children to self-regulate, acquire balance and flexibility, understand the importance of mindfulness, and gain physical and emotional strength through yoga.