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You've changed our lives so much for the better.

“Thank you so much. I’m not sure what Jules and I would do without you. You’ve changed our lives so much for the better. Bless you. We can never repay you for your generosity of spirit and for the transformation I see in Jules (which makes me weep with joy whenever I think about it!).”

- jill moniz & her son jules (age 9)

I have to say that I am 100% certain that your training is something EVERY yoga instructor should do.

“So many amazing things have happened since I’ve taken your kids training…I have to say that I am 100% certain that your training is something EVERY yoga instructor should do. Even if they are not planning on teaching kids. By far, it has helped me in ALL walks of life…Thanks again Shana! You’re amazing, and from your trainings, I have inspired so many kids\families in the last two years! I could write a book on it and dedicate it to you!”

- kristine (kc) thompson
teacher training graduate
las vegas, nevada

Many thanks for bringing your magic and enthusiasm to our opening ceremonies ...

“I wanted to extend a heartfelt thank you once again for putting together an amazing children’s yoga demonstration for SYTAR 2008. We couldn’t have dreamed up a better production!! You obviously enjoy your work with kids and it shows enormously. Many thanks for bringing your magic and enthusiasm to our opening ceremonies and we hope to work with you in the future.”

- ryaan cantrell
symposium on yoga therapy and research (sytar) coordinator
international association of yoga therapists (iayt)

It seems like I learned more about myself and my own practice than anything else...

“…I have struggled with not being the typical yogi, and how I fit in to the yoga world. It has been a challenge at times fitting in… I often feel like I am the odd man out because I am very confident in what I think and am not afraid to disagree with people.

I say all this because you have opened my eyes in many ways regarding these things.  You are very good at what you do…You are an incredibly open and honest person…The confidence you bring to everything you do is inspiring.  I was not really sure what to expect from your training, nor did I have a specific plan of action for after.  But by 5:30 p.m. on Sunday night, for the first time in my life, I felt like it didn’t matter.  It seems like I learned more about myself and my own practice than anything else.  I am not saying that I didn’t take anything away from the actual material covered, but it feels like through understanding myself better, I am going to be able to be a better kids teacher.”

-anders harrison
teacher training graduate
winnipeg, canada

You have been a teacher, mentor, and friend for us.

“It certainly has been a wonderful opportunity for all of us to work with you!!! You have been a teacher, mentor, and friend for us. The joy and gifts of yoga and meditation have been rooted in your Saturday morning students. We are forever thankful for your magic!!!”

- sue la violette & her daughter
sydney (age 11) and son max (age 8)

Intelligent, dedicated, constantly seeking new means of expression, Shana is a teacher I can't recommend highly enough.

“A gifted and inspired teacher and practitioner, Shana somehow manages to combine alignment, athleticism, technique, flow and a constant awareness and overlay of a simple spiritual connection. Be prepared to work hard but Shana’s excellent instructions take you to your limit without undue stress….She’ll have you accessing the power in power yoga. What she offers…is a steady stream of checkpoints and corrections that utilize the body, mind and spirit and takes you into an experience of a truly balanced practice. Intelligent, dedicated, constantly seeking new means of expression, Shana is a teacher I can’t recommend highly enough.

- jerry colker
founder of flashpoint fitness
YOGAthletica student & mini yogis teacher training graduate

Most wanted to stay because of just the excitement generated…

“You have inspired us all to create a much better yoga club, better than before, better for the kids. One thing that stuck with us is that we need to make it fun for the kids so they’ll have the idea that yoga is fun, not work….

…”just back from teaching the yoga club, I wanted to email you and let you know that you were missed. We had a wonderful turn out; mainly because they all told others about you and they had come to see. . . even a couple of parents. Most wanted to stay because of just the excitement generated…

- lisa simmers
24th street school

Just the simple reminder to have fun, push everyone to their own personal limit, encourage to do something that scares you and love yourself for who you are...

“I just really wanted to thank you for this weekend. It was exactly what I needed- in so many ways. I am so excited to try some of these fun ideas with my kids- you got my creative juices flowing and I have come up with all sorts of ideas already.
Also- listening to you, and learning from you was really inspiring, beyond just working with kids. Being reminded that you can do what you love and continue to give back in everything you do is such a strong statement that you showed throughout the training. You inspired me as a teacher- not just for my kids, but also for my adult classes. Just the simple reminder to have fun, push everyone to their own personal limit, encourage to do something that scares you and love yourself for who you are…This is my new intention in every class I teach. There is so much knowledge, yogic philosophy, pranayama, meditation, connection between the mind-heart-and body that goes on during my classes- but why cant it be fun?! …Thank you Shana. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience with working with kids. Thank you for inspiring me. Thank you for sharing your incredible, loving, generous, open energy with us this past weekend.
You are a blessing.”

- brittney powell
teacher training graduate
cary, north carolina

wow, that was sure some wild fun yoga that I've never done before!!!

“Just wanted to say thank you for the great kids yoga class yesterday… I think Brady’s exact words on way home were, ‘wow, that was sure some wild fun yoga that I’ve never done before!!!’

- gail worthington & her son brady (age 10)


I loved the marriage of spontanaeity and flexibility within a thoughtful and tight structure, particularly when time was so limited and precious...

“Thanks for a really terrific [teacher training] workshop…It was a wonderful mix of people and personalities. The range lent a richness and flow of imagination and problem solving to the day. The wholeness of the workshop is a microcosm of your approach to yoga, and probably to life. I appreciated how generous you were with your energy and information. Also how beautifully you structured the workshop to utilize every minute. I loved the marriage of spontanaeity and flexibility within a thoughtful and tight structure, particularly when time was so limited and precious…I felt inspired by what you modeled and shared. I also felt full, satisfied and tired at the day’s end–a good feeling. So thanks very much–it will be fun to start weaving and integrating what I gleaned into my teaching and yoga and life practice.”

-lisa klein
teacher training graduate
oakland, california


You work wonders...

“Shana, I am very glad that you are the one I found to introduce Anna and Lewis to yoga. You work wonders in their lives and mine! Namaste.”

- d.m. osborne
& her children anna (age 9) and lewis (age 7)


I am glad that this class was part of the curriculum…not just talking about the connection between mind and body awareness, but establishing yoga as part of the curriculum to help believe it.

“Shana’s practice raised me to a new level of focus I never thought was possible!”

“Shana is an excellent teacher. Her practice has helped me get really relaxed and focused on my goals…my life & happiness.”

“Shana was my favorite instructor at NYFA. She is a great teacher who passed on her fascination about yoga. I will certainly carry on doing power yoga.”

“Shana was excellent. I am glad that this class was part of the curriculum…not just talking about the connection [between mind and body awareness], but establishing yoga as part of the curriculum to help believe it.”

- new york film academy (adult) student feedback


Seriously, it was one of the most practical and efficient (and challenging) workshops that I've ever done, in any field.

“Thank you so much for an amazing training. Seriously, it was one of the most practical and efficient (and challenging) workshops that I’ve ever done, in any field. You didn’t waste a single minute of our time. Every bit of the information you shared was useful. And I appreciate that it wasn’t just a formula or script, but really teaching us how to think, act, and be a creative and aware teacher….I feel like you got my brain revved up in “kids mode” this weekend, and I’ve been full of ideas and inspiration….This weekend also brought to light how much I’ve learned from the kids, about being clear, keeping their attention, making them laugh, how to be spontaneous and creative….you are very loving and kind, you give great, straightforward feedback that feels neutral and non-judgmental, and I appreciate how open and appreciative you are for what every individual brought to the training.”

-marisa miyashiro
teacher training graduate
hilo, hawaii


She is willing to work with you to create a successful personalized program that fits your needs.

“Shana Meyerson is a very inspirational teacher. She is willing to work with you to create a successful personalized program that fits your needs. A patient and caring teacher, Shana really enjoys working with children and their parents. I highly recommend this program for libraries, schools, camps, park and recreation programs or anyone who wants partake in a wonderful yoga experience.”

-michele mednick
brentwood public library


It is a wonderful thing that you do, and are doing for others.

“…Yesterday’s group was very inspiring, intelligent, fun, and enthusiastic. It’s wonderful to know that so many souls consciously care about the future of the children!…It is a wonderful thing that you do, and are doing for others. Children and teachers alike! I honor you for this! Thank you for taking the time to share with us your knowledge and love. Many blessings, namaste.”

- jill miller
teacher training graduate
los angeles, california

I've never been in a class that helps us into positions I've only seen in books, and marveled that anyone could even think of doing it, and you show us that it is possible.

I’ve never been in a class that helps us into positions I’ve only seen in books, and marveled that anyone could even think of doing it, and you show us that it is possible. I love it, and am grateful for your beautiful gift of sweet, challenging, lighthearted and deep attitude.”

-deborah jones
YOGAthletica student

Your depth of understanding and the articulation of your insight is outstanding and continues to 'ah ha' me.

Your depth of understanding and the articulation of your insight is outstanding and continues to ‘ah ha’ me. Some people are good at yoga, some at “kid” level stuff, some at mentoring peers, some at maintianing passion for their work and some at earning a living while having fun. You my dear are all of these rolled in one.”

-dari johnson
teacher training graduate
scottsdale, arizona


I've never had more fun at a ten-hour workshop before.

“I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed the [teacher training] workshop yesterday. I’ve never had more fun at a ten-hour workshop before. It was great and I learned so much. I have a lot of respect for your knowledge of kids and all that you know and do with them. Truly, I have come away with so much and I can’t wait to share it.”

-gayle gerber
teacher training graduate
los angeles, california

Thanks for letting me release my nerves and really ENJOY the process!!!!!!

“Thank you for helping me to think out of the box!!!! icon smile mini yogis My kids class is now the part of my week that I REALLY look forward to—-Thanks for letting me release my nerves and really ENJOY the process!!!!!! It feels so good to be a kid again—free and able to just be me!! “

-joan lembo
teacher training graduate
las vegas, nevada

The teacher training was an inspired and exquisite time...

[The teacher training] was an inspired and exquisite time. I look forward to sharing all the wonderful tools and joyful movement with all my little yogi stars and their parents. The whole world needs more mini yogis!!!”

-khefri riley
teacher training graduate
founder of khefri urban goddess lifestyle

Ella loved the class! I asked her how it was from one to ten and she said, 'It was a 20!

“Ella loved the class! I asked her how it was from one to ten and she said, ‘It was a 20!’ Thanks so much.”

-mindi schumaker & her daughter ella (age 6)


Through your guidance, practicing yoga has truly been therapeutic and has helped me in the healing process.

” …Your class has really helped me persevere and stay strong through tough times…Through your guidance, practicing yoga has truly been therapeutic and has helped me in the healing process. In ways I really can’t comprehend myself, practicing yoga has been instrumental in providing an outlet for stress, anxiety, and even depression….Through your class, I am learning how to channel that negative energy and focus on positive aspects of life and my future. ”

- katie irwin
YOGAthletica student

It was such a great, well-rounded experience.

“I was shocked yesterday that both of my boys (one who is ADHD and can’t sit still for a second!) sat perfectly still during opening meditation and Savasana. It was quite amazing. My youngest, who is 5, seemed to have a natural knack for it physically, too! I also really loved that [Shana] had the kids tell the class WHO made them special and WHAT makes them special. She then explained Namaste to them in terms they could understand. It was such a great, well-rounded experience.

- cara ramelow & her sons, ages 5 & 8


Though small, I can honestly say that it was one of the biggest accomplishments that I can recall...I just really had to thank you for your help.

“I was just emailing to thank you for your help easing my transition into yoga. I had never done yoga before, but after being lucky enough to have you as my first teacher, I have truly fallen in love with it…I spent my time after this morning’s class thinking about my success on the arm balance. When we first started doing it, I was convinced that I could not do it, but when you told me just to try I gave it a try and actually did it. Though small, I can honestly say that it was one of the biggest accomplishments that I can recall…I just really had to thank you for your help.

- evan harris
professional basketball player

YOGAthletica student


One thing that really struck me about you is your passion that you have for what you do, it's so beautiful to see, and incredibly inspiring.

“I had such a wonderful time [at your teacher training] and it was so inspiring. I’ve read other books and material on teaching kids, but nothing has particularly grabbed me, but I really can see how your style will work…I feel very privileged to have met you and to have learned from you. And the biggest insight I got from the class (which surprised me the most) was to have FUN with yoga. Especially now studying it, it was nice to let all of the seriousness go and to be creative. One thing that really struck me about you is your passion that you have for what you do, it’s so beautiful to see, and incredibly inspiring.

- kim mccormick
teacher training graduate
sydney, australia


I really feel that it was through your instruction that I found the clarity to pursue a path of starting my own business.

“I feel very fortunate that I found you for a yoga instructor. I really feel that it was through your instruction that I found the clarity to pursue a path of starting my own business.

- marilyn hikida
owner of barking baby
YOGAthletica student


I've been using all of the tips, tricks and several of the lessons you taught us, and the students (and I) have been having a ball.

“These past couple of weeks…I’ve had the opportunity to teach yoga to nearly every other class at my school (K-6). The response from the kids, teachers and parents has been phenomenal! Thank you so much for your class…I’ve been using all of the tips, tricks and several of the lessons you taught us, and the students (and I) have been having a ball. I’ve started a new craze at the school that I’m hoping will continue for a long time! ”

- shauna poutre
teacher training graduate
los angeles, california

Shana exudes excitement and passion for yoga and kids.

Shana exudes excitement and passion for yoga and kids. I am thrilled with her vision for mini yogis, and her dedication to inspiring yoga in children of the Los Angeles area.”

-jodi b. komitor, m.a.
founder & director of next generation yoga nyc