Bodhi Tree is dedicated to help our students move with ease, increase flexibility and strength through the breath (prana) and the poses (asana). Our intention in yoga is to increase our awareness of mind-body connection by staying in the present moment. Through yoga we can create a transformation physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
Classes range from Gentle Yoga for the beginner, which are soft, slow paced and well supported. Our Hatha Flow class guides the student to create more synchronized movement with breath, while our dynamic Yin/Yang Fusion is going to give you that relaxing deep stretch your body has been craving for. Focusing on fusing Vinyasa based flow (Yang) with slow and tension releasing postures (Yin), this class is great to do in the mornings.
Our new YIN classes are Suitable for all levels. Yin Yoga invites you to slow down and create space for stillness while nourishing joints, ligaments, tendons and fascia. Yin is yoga at its coolest, deepest, quietest, stillest moments. This class will have you on the floor most of the time, using as many props needed. Our monthly Restorative Yoga class involves the use of props to allow gentle postures to be held longer, while the body is safely supported. In the restorative practice the body and mind begin to relax and release, this allows healing to begin in this peaceful and quite environment.
The Essential Therapeutic Yoga class is designed for students recovering from an injury or recently released from physical therapy. This class is also appropriate for those with chronic conditions. The class blends restorative and a gentle slow paced yoga, which works towards a normal range of motion. We practice in gradual steps with time to focus on the breath. We create an environment that is safe and supports the student which brings awareness to the mind and body, a major key to the healing process. Cancer patients are welcomed here and are often referred by their physicians, to help them through their treatment programs.
At Bodhi Tree Yoga we adapt to the needs of the individual. The whole spectrum of a yoga practice must adapt to the person and their situation, as our bodies change from day to day as well as our life's circumstances.
There is always room for change in our lives and in our practice, we must be open to that change........ Namaste
Education and Certification
Registered Nurse (RN)
Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT)
Yoga Alliance Continuing Ed Professional (YACEP)
Certified Yin Yoga Teacher
Cancer Exercise Specialist (CES)
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM PT)
9 years as a Yoga Teacher
10 years in Personal Training
2 years as a Cancer Exercise Specialist
25+ years as a RN with specialties in orthopedics, neurology, and psychiatry
Level 1 Healing Touch Program
More About Shelley
Shelley works with a wide range of students, those new to yoga as well as long-time practitioners. She works with individuals recovering from an injury (post rehab), privately and in her Therapeutic Essentials class. As a fitness trainer for the past 10 years, she has introduced many of her personal training clients to yoga. Some of her yoga students have Parkinson's disease and Multiple Sclerosis and they have found yoga to be very helpful in keeping them in a more flexible state while attending to their own activities in daily living. She also worked with the Olympic Medical Center to help start the cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation program at Sequim's community center(SARC) in 2015.
Shelley also works with doctors, chiropractors and physical therapists on a referral based system. Working within the community to create a healthy environment that supports and brings awareness, a major key component to the healing process.
Shelley is committed to the principles of yoga on and off the
mat. She actively volunteers her time, and feels service is a
big part of her life as a yogi. She has volunteered at the Dungeness Health and Wellness Clinic as a nurse manager for 5 years and is part of their exercise program for diabetics. She also gives back to the community in special yoga events in which all proceeds go to various organizations in need. Events for the local food bank and animal welfare organizations, such as WAG in Sequim are always on her list. She also participates in the annual workshops for survivors of breast cancer at the Olympic Medical Center.
For more information on special events, please use the contact form, or check back to view Events under the Workshops section.
Please note I am at the studio Monday-Thursday at 10:30-11am to answer
your questions and to sign you up for classes.