Shelby was first introduced to yoga in high school, and although her interest was immediately piqued, she did not begin practicing in earnest until a few years after graduating from college when she began attending classes regularly at Midtown Yoga in 2013. She quickly realized the positive impact that yoga had on her physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. The practice became a place of solace. She completed the 200 hour YTT program at Midtown Yoga in 2017. She hopes to teach classes that encourage opening in the physical body and focused awareness on the breath, seeing the breath as the link between the physical body and the mind. She also hopes to continue to deepen her own practice and knowledge of the many aspects of yoga and its history, and bring the lessons learned from the mat into her life.
Shelby Luigs instructs the following:
Vinyasa means "flow" or merging movement with the breath. These classes focus on breathing and seek to move students through a sequence of postures as the breath flows in and out. Using this breath, heat or "tapas" warms the body allowing the practitioner to move deeper into postures and eventually deeper into their own personal practice. Vinyasa yoga increases strength, stamina and flexibility while calming and steadying the mind. This class style is inherently diverse and sequencing will vary with each instructor's personal flavor. Open level.