LEAD FACILITATORS

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SHAWN
PARELL

Shawn is a guide on the path of authentic, integrative practice. She holds an undergraduate degree in English and Religious Studies from Georgetown University and Oxford University as well as a graduate degree in Eastern Classics and Sanskrit from St. John’s College in Santa Fe. Drawing on these formal studies in philosophy, linguistics, and mystical poetry, her teaching is grounded in the embodied integration of more than two decades of living yoga.

Since 2003, Shawn has designed and shared yogic studies programs, teacher trainings, and retreat experiences worldwide. She also mentors and certifies others in Prana Flow, an inspired system created by her longtime teacher, Shiva Rea.

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WENDELIN
SCOTT

Wendelin is co-director of YogaSource and of the YogaSource Teacher Training. She has been practicing Yoga for twenty-four years and teaching for over twenty years. She has had the blessing of studying with many inspired teachers and she holds a Masters in Eastern Classics and Sanskrit from St. John’s College.

Today, her teaching approach is steeped her many years of study, contemplation and immersion in a Yogic life as both a student and as a teacher. Her classes and instruction are authentically rooted in the Yoga tradition through breath awareness and a focus on quieting and calming the mind. Wendelin joyfully seeks new and innovative ways to facilitate an integration of mind, body and spirit through well-rounded Yoga practice.

She is currently exploring innovative movement approaches, sound healing, the great mystery, and her garden.

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AMY
SPURLOCK

Amy is a 500-hour E-RYT yoga teacher, certified Rolfing Structural Integrator and Pilates certified. From 2007-2018 Amy was an owner/director of YogaSource and continues to co-direct the 200 and 300hr Teacher Training Program. She has been a student of yoga since 1995 and has taught yoga classes, workshops and given private instruction for 20 years. She has taken multiple 200 and 500 hour teacher trainings as well as completing a 2000 hour training with Aadil Palkhivala in 2005.

Biomechanics and modern movement sciences currently influences Amy’s yoga teaching. She is fascinated by the intricate relationship of the body and the mind. She sees yoga asana as the art and practice of awareness and precision, a view which comes through in her teaching. These alignment based classes are energizing and physically challenging with an inward directed focus.

 

CO-FACILITATORS

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SARA
EASTERSON-BOND

Sara began studying yoga at Yoga Source in 2005 and was hooked after one class. Now a Co-Director of YogaSource and Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher at the Intermediate Jr. I level, Sara’s teaching focuses on bringing strength, stability and humor to the practice of Yoga, both on and off the mat. "Cultivating Joy" is how she describes her personal practice. Sara has studied extensively with Senior Iyengar Teacher Patricia Walden; completing Patricia’s 2-year Teacher Training program in 2015. Sara has also studied with Geeta Iyengar in Pune, India.

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SHAWN
PAULAZZO

Shawn has been teaching yoga since 2000. Her teaching of asana has been influenced by her studies with John Friend, Erich Schiffmann, Tias Little and Aadil Palkhivala. She is currently studying the Yoga Sutra’s of Patanjali in the Vedic tradition under the wisdom guidance of Sonia Nelson as well as working on her certification of yoga therapeutics through the school of Integrative Yoga Therapy. Shawn’s classes hold an intention of nourishing the many layers of the individual student in a group setting.

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LINDA
SPACKMAN

Linda Spackman offers joyful and inspired classes, workshops, retreats, teacher training and private sessions for students of all levels in yoga āsana, prāṇāyāma, meditation, Vedic Chant, Patañjali’s Yoga Sūtra and the Bhagavad Gītā in Santa Fe and for programs throughout the US and in Europe. She has been practicing yoga for over 35 years and teaching since 2000. A long-time prenatal and postpartum teacher and Certified Yoga Therapist, Linda specializes in yoga for all phases of a woman’s life. Her classes balance precision and structure within an upbeat, lively and embracing atmosphere. Linda's spirited teaching style – coupled with an in-depth understanding of the teachings of yoga – make her an inspiring teacher for all levels of student.

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MELISSA
SPAMER

Melissa enrolled in her first Yoga class in 1993, and has been a devoted student of Yoga ever since. She completed her first Yoga teacher training and began teaching in 1997. She went on to complete over six teacher trainings with celebrated teachers from around the world. She has created, facilitated and directed workshops, retreats, specialized programs, wellness and Yoga centers, teacher trainings, and has maintained regular weekly classes for 22 years. Her love of Yoga led her to become an Ayurvedic practitioner, licensed massage therapist, and licensed psychotherapist. All of these modalities help her support others in unifying the mind, body, and spirit to a richer place of wholeheartedness.