Shell Merrill, owner/instructor at Shell Shakti Yoga, is certified as an E-RYT 500, an "experienced registered yoga teacher." The highest certification given by the Yoga Alliance, the official governing body of yoga, the E-RYT 500 indicates a seasoned, proven Yoga teacher with several years experience.
Shell trained at Be Yoga/Yogaworks, and is a teacher for all ages and levels, children through adult. She is an ASFYT graduate a 9-month "Anatomy Studies for Yoga Teachers" course at Zenyasa Yoga, and is also certified through Street Yoga to bring the benefits of yoga to at-risk and homeless youth.
Certified to instruct prenatal and restorative yoga, Shell also excels at teaching those who are non-ambulatory and less-abled through the use of Chair Yoga. At Shell Shakti Yoga she enjoys adapting traditional yoga postures and relaxation techniques to fill specific special needs. Shell understands how and why yoga is a wonderful tool to help alleviate stress and anxiety, and she loves sharing her knowledge in a personal way.
Shell Merrill brings a strong background in dance, performing as a modern dancer for several years. She loves new experiences and enjoys expressing herself in a physical way. Shell's adventures include completing 500-mile bicycle AIDS rides for charity and working as a zany instructor for spinning and cycling classes.
"You are today where your thoughts
have brought you;
You will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you." - James Allen
Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500 hour)
Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 500 hour)
Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher
Studied with Gina Menza and Juliana Secches
Registered Children's Yoga Teacher
Certified at Yoga Alliance, Karma Kids, Little Flower Yoga and Street Yoga
Certified Restorative Yoga Teacher
Studied with Jillian Pransky, Mona Anand and Gina Menza
Anatomy Studies for Yoga Teachers
Studied with Jason R. Brown