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Shawn Parell

Shawn is a mama, writer, and guide on the path of authentic, integrative practice. With an undergraduate emphasis on English and Religious Studies at Georgetown University and Oxford University, and a graduate degree in Eastern Classics and Sanskrit from St. John’s College, Shawn combines her studies in philosophy, linguistics, and mystical poetry with the alchemy of more than two decades of living yoga.

Shawn designs and shares yogic studies programs, teacher trainings, and retreats worldwide. She also mentors others in Prana Flow Yoga, a sacred embodiment system created by her longtime teacher, Shiva Rea. She is currently earning an M.A. in Counseling Psychology, and served previously as a core catalyst of the nonprofit Anahata International, bringing trauma-sensitive wellness trainings and resources to conflict-affected communities in places like Rwanda and the West Bank.

Shawn's offerings have evolved over time as a reflection of the living flow. Her work has been featured in publications ranging from Yoga Journal and SHAPE Magazine to the Washington Post.