Success Stories

SUCCESS STORIES – Celebrate Yourself!  

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“Shannon Scott’s yoga classes are light-hearted and alignment-focused. Being a student in her classes has allowed me to further my practice. It’s not just what poses you do, it’s how you do them.”  Steven White – Age 23 – Long Cove, Newfoundland

“When I met Shannon, I had been out of practice for a few years. Shannon’s enthusiasm and dedication for alignment and muscular energy quickly had me hooked. I loved seeing her smiling face every week. I learned a new appreciation for yoga and for the gift of my body and mind. I have taken several of Shannon’s classes, however the one that most impacted my life was her De-Stress Yoga. I live with an anxiety disorder which can be very debilitating. Through this class, and Shannon’s gentle guidance, I was able to use my practice to increase my awareness of my thoughts and emotions. The poses became more than just movement, but an action which rooted a deeper learning. This translated into my day to day as I learned to be mindful, and not to judge myself. Shannon’s teaching has shown me balance and strength for both my practice and my life.”  Crystal Bignell – Age 27 – Oshawa, ON

“Every great teacher makes his or her students feel welcomed; Shannon does just that. Shannon’s energy and passion shine through in every yoga class. Always keeping safety in Sherri-Lynnmind, she engages everyone with her extensive knowledge, sense of fun, and supportive nature.  As a late comer to yoga, I am glad Shannon was the one to introduce me to this practice. I have completed five of her [12 week] sessions and have experienced the benefits. I have improved flexibility and increased strength. Also, through the various exercises, I have a greater awareness of my breathing. Overall, I feel better and can’t wait for my next yoga class. Thank you, Shannon.”  Sherri-Lynn Escoe – Whitby, Ontario

“This was my very first & formal yoga class – I wasn’t sure what to expect and, truth be told, I was a bit nervous that I would be lost or left behind in a sea of experienced and dedicated yogis. Upon meeting Shannon for the first time and going through that very first class, I was immediately hooked on yoga! Shannon has an energy and happiness that simply exudes from her, and she ensures that each and every student feels welcomed and safe in her class. I look forward to practicing yoga thanks to Shannon’s awesome class!  Namaste xo”  Rebecca Holmes – Age 33 –  Oshawa

“I was completely new to yoga when I signed up for De-Stress Yoga classes with ShaIMG_5025nnon. I was nervous and I didn’t quite know what to expect. Shannon, you welcomed not only me, but also everyone with open arms. Each class had a different theme where you explained how the yoga poses we would be learning in class reflected the specific theme. After each class I felt more confident in many ways and my ability to cope with stress was growing. I felt comfortable enough to let my guard down and embrace each class, theme and pose with a new mindset. I left feeling refreshed and enlightened with the new knowledge you had taught me. Applying what I have learned into my daily routine outside of class has worked wonders when coping with stress. I have a new appreciation for yoga and I can’t thank you enough for that.”  Lydia Murphy – Age 18 – Marysville, ON

“Shannon has an intuitive sense of when to boost the class’ energy and when to embrace calmness.  She guides us through these states with poses, mental awareness, and breathing techniques.  I have especially benefited from the breathing techniques she shared.  I have adopted breaths to instill calmness and others that keep me alert when studying.  I feel thankful to have had Shannon Rose as a yoga teacher.  As someone who has challenges with anxiety, I found her personality made the classroom a welcoming environment.  Her enthusiastic and encouraging attitude made me look forward to every class.”  J.D. – Age 30 – Ajax

SCHOOL PROGRAM SUCCESS STORIES

 “Excellent presenter and workshop!  She was very positive and enthusiastic.  [The Students have gained]  better ways to manage their energy, body and emotional awareness, [and] they are excited about yoga.  [We will use the new tools to] begin and end our day, when [the students] need an activity break, to assist with transition times and when students need a change of pace [and] as “brain breaks” and in our daily activities.  [The] handouts and poster will be helpful.  [The] staff workshop was a great idea. We all need a little yoga!”  Exeter PSstanding tall

“Program was wonderful – kids were engaged.  [The Students have gained] great coping tools/ability to destress/get ready for tests.  Yoga is calming the class after a transition [and] there is a greater sense of acceptance surrounding alternate forms of exercising.”  Central Perth PS

“[There was] excellent preparation and thought put into this [workshop].  Yoga is fun, a good workout, and helped [the students] focus. They enjoyed the program and we will use it daily.  I will use yoga in my class to help with anxiety, frustration and focus [and] use warm-up activities as daily exercises to support student focus and self-regulation.  Shannon inspired my students – they came in the next morning and began yoga without my direction.”  Howick Central PSseated camel      Lotus

“It was fabulous that it was yoga the kids could do right at their desks.  [We will] use yoga before tests and quizzes and other stressful times.   [The students even] suggested I try yoga when they saw me
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YOUTH PROGRAMS SUCCESS STORIES

 “[This] has been an incredible journey for Katherine.  She is the life of the party and so animated.  Her confidence level has increased 110% and she has found her true passion… …acting.  She consistently leaves the program happy, excited and singing.  She has also learned some life lessons like commitment and hard work.  She shares her skills with her siblings.  Katherine has never had a lot of time for school so it is really great to see a pathway open up for her that truly excites her.  And of course she loves herActing 23 “Miss Shannon”!”  Karen Dwyer – Parent – Wingham, ON

“We just want to say thank you for everything that Shannon has done for Nicole this past year.  She has had a wonderful year and has grown so very much, not only in a “dramatical” sense, but she has blossomed into a self-confident, expressive young woman, under Shannon’s unwavering guidance and care.  Thank you for providing such a dynamic program to our daughter.  Shannon is an amazing teacher, a friend, and a true mentor to our Nicole.”  David and Lisa McDonald –Parents – Goderich ON

“My daughter has “bloomed” academically this year, with Straight A report cards. When I went to parent/teacher interviews in the fall, Emma’s teacher talked about a few areas which I attribute directly to her training in [Shannon’s programs].  Emma had never received an A in physical education before. Her teacher told me that she had a total sense of where her body was and what it could do. I believe this is a result of both the physical training and also the bodywork that accompanies [the lessons]. In the language/reading/writing section, I was told that Emma “totally gets it.” She knows there is a beginning, middle and end to a story and how to both write and understand them in that context. In all subject areas, I have noticed she is quick to pick up concepts and able to remember them. We can go over a note, and she can remember it quickly for recall on a test. She also does incredibly well at public speaking . On a final note, her voice teacher told me last week that she could not believe how Emma could focus for an entire hour and do exactly what she asked of her.( at the age of 10). Emma has also been able to apply what she has learned to other aspects of her life such as dance, piano and everyday things she does.”  Valerie Dunlop –Parent – Goderich ON

“This program has helped me in the discovery of who I truly am as a human being! I have come to realize my true potential in reaching complete happiness, feeling attached to my body and minSF 69d, and (most importantly!) all knowing of the fact that I can do ANYTHING that I put my mind to!   Thank you group!  But, especially…this would have never happened if it weren’t for…Shannon Rose Scott!!!  Thank you!”  Samantha Lillian Edwards – Secondary School Student – Goderich ON

 

“I had the opportunity to work as a guest teacher with Shannon Rose Scott’s group.  Shannon has inspired these young ladies to be artists and lead artful lives. Shannon is a sensitive, yet challenging educator and her passion and excitement for her craft is all the room needs to have a creative and supportive atmosphere. I know these young ladies, wIMG_0073herever their lives may take them, will take the  time with Shannon with them. This is the change that starts the learning that lasts forever and shapes lives toward understanding and creativity.  I can’t say enough positive things about Shannon, her commitment and her passion. ”  Bruce Gooch – Guest Teacher, Professional Actor – Toronto ON