Synergy (fusion)


This class is taught by:

Emily Shamma

Director of Student and Team Relations Teacher emily@yogashelter.com   Yoga helped me learn to love and accept myself, starting as a way for me to physically workout in a space that didn't leave me feeling insecure, and continuing as  a space where I can go to quiet my mind, work out my body, and have a deeper connection with myself. The fact that yoga is so accessible to all body types makes it the most beneficial physical, mental, and spiritual practice. I began practicing at Yoga Shelter in 2014, and loved the community so much that working here seemed to be obvious. Yoga Shelter helped me through the post-degree blues and confusion, and I've grown so much through this job. When I decided decided to take the Spring 2016 teacher training program, I was nervous, but gained strength throughout which gave me the confidence to teach classes. I hope that I can bring positive energy to all my classes, and that every time we meet in our studio spaces, we can be appreciative of this beautiful practice and community.
Our signature "power" yoga style is a fusion of Strong and Steady, ending with a little Still. By blending the detoxifying qualities of a vinyasa with the intensity of a slow burn we create an invigorating full-body flow where everybody can explore postures and principles while increasing strength and stamina. Start burning away toxins by generating heat with flowing Vinyasa movements of Ashtanga based Sun Salutations linked to the breath. Slowing down and stoking the fire with our breath, we focus on maintaining alignment and structural integrity with longer holds exploring standing, balancing, and even basic inversions. Confidently build endurance and increase flexibility, by aligning to the best version of yourself, working to explore the potential inside before recharging with a deep, relaxing savasana and stepping back into life outside.

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Nov 28 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with Emily Shamma
    at Royal Oak
  • Thu Nov 30 9:45 am - 10:45 am with Channa Zgorski
    at Birmingham
  • Thu Nov 30 9:45 am - 10:45 am with Britta Peters
    at Royal Oak
  • Fri Dec 01 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Jennifer Kilbourn
    at Royal Oak
  • Tue Dec 05 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with Emily Shamma
    at Royal Oak
  • Thu Dec 07 9:45 am - 10:45 am with Channa Zgorski
    at Birmingham
  • Thu Dec 07 9:45 am - 10:45 am with Britta Peters
    at Royal Oak
  • Fri Dec 08 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Jennifer Kilbourn
    at Royal Oak
  • Tue Dec 12 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with Emily Shamma
    at Royal Oak
  • Thu Dec 14 9:45 am - 10:45 am with Channa Zgorski
    at Birmingham
  • Thu Dec 14 9:45 am - 10:45 am with Britta Peters
    at Royal Oak
  • Fri Dec 15 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Jennifer Kilbourn
    at Royal Oak
  • Tue Dec 19 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with Emily Shamma
    at Royal Oak
  • Thu Dec 21 9:45 am - 10:45 am with Channa Zgorski
    at Birmingham
  • Thu Dec 21 9:45 am - 10:45 am with Britta Peters
    at Royal Oak
  • Fri Dec 22 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Jennifer Kilbourn
    at Royal Oak
  • Tue Dec 26 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with Emily Shamma
    at Royal Oak
  • Thu Dec 28 9:45 am - 10:45 am with Channa Zgorski
    at Birmingham
  • Thu Dec 28 9:45 am - 10:45 am with Britta Peters
    at Royal Oak
  • Fri Dec 29 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Jennifer Kilbourn
    at Royal Oak