Shawn Parmley


My Yoga journey began over ten years ago when Karla Pirruccello posted a flyer on the bulletin board advertising her new Yoga class that she would be teaching .
I didn’t even know what Yoga was exactly, and to say I had a stiffer body was an understatement, but I still remember my first class and how wonderful it made me feel.

As a busy Mother of three who’s husband was a pilot and often out of town, my attendance was hit and miss at best. However, as I began to realize how much better I felt when I was able to practice and how much it relieved my stiffness and fibromyalgia like symptoms, I decided to attend Karla’s class regularly with the intention of this weekly yoga class becoming a priority in my life. It was on my calendar like a standing appointment that was never to be missed. So much so, that it had become my therapy, and the most important two hours of my week.

Karla had unknowingly become a profound mentor in my yoga healing journey and would continue to be my mentor on my journey to becoming a Yoga instructor. I followed her to Karma Yoga studio when it opened in 2014, this allowed me to add a second yoga class to my week, and eventually a third class. Not long after practicing yoga three times per week, I began telling anyone who would listen that going to Yoga class once a week was good, going twice a week was even better and practicing three times a week would transform your life! I began teacher training with Lisa Kanne in fall of 2015 and I am delighted to be teaching at Karma Yoga.

My yoga practice has made a profound impact on my wellbeing. I can honestly say that I am stronger and more flexible, in every sense of the word, than I have ever been in my life! It is truly my passion to share the transformative power of Yoga with others! 


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