Shannon Smadella


ERYT-500, RYS-200, YACEP, CPT, M.Msc.(Current)

Increasingly drawn to nature-based spirituality, Shannon passionately utilizes yogic tools in support of growth and transformation, holding space with gentle grace in trainings, workshops and retreats around the world.

Her foundation, Yoga Warriors aims to provide educational tools for Children, enabling them to navigate the world with kindness, compassion, empathy and love for all beings (& the environment). 

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 Press that Shannon has appeared on over the years...

Press that Shannon has appeared on over the years...

Shannon Smadella

CREDENTIALs, memberships & designations

  • Wholistic Therapist & Spiritual Life Coach
  • Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher E-RYT 500 (2007)
  • Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider
  • Director of Yoga Teacher Training: Aurora School of Yoga: RYS200, CYA-RYS500
  • Yoga Studio & Wellness Centre/School Owner: (Since 2012)
  • Chopra Certified Instructor - Primordial Sound Meditation
  • Master of Metaphysical Science (current student)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (current student - post Master's)
  • Certified Personal Trainer /Sports Nutritionist
  • Usui & Lightarian Reiki Master & Teacher
  • Ayurvedic Indian Head Massage Practitioner
  • Children's Yoga Instructor, Prenatal Yoga Instructor
  • Canadian Yoga Alliance - Member (Since 2009)
  • Yoga Alliance - Member ( Since 2014)
  • Canadian Reiki Association (2014+)
  • International Association of Yoga Therapists (2014+)
  • Celebrity Ambassador - American Red Cross (2009-2011)
  • Co-Host Viessman World Luge Championships - TSN (2010)
  • Freelance Journalist (2009+)
  • Actress, TV Host (2009+)
  • International Model (2007+)
  • Woman of Distinction Nominee - YWCA Saskatoon (2007)
  • Training Hours: 3000+
  • Teaching Hours: 8000+ 
  • Miss Canada (2009)


  • Wild Rose College; (2018 - Presently studying)
  • University of Sedona; (2018 - Presently studying) Master's in Metaphysical Science 
  • Gabor Mate & Sat Dharam Kaur: Compassionate Inquiry; 2018 (Vancouver)
  • Spirit Plant Medicine Conference; 2017 (Vancouver)
  • Deepak Chopra, Roger Gabriel, The Chopra Centre: Seduction of Spirit, Primordial Sound Meditation Instructor Certification; 2017-2018 (Banff, Carlsbad)
  • Toronto Yoga Conference: Rodney & Colleen Yee; Tod Norian; Justin Haley; Cory Sterling; Seane Corn; 2017 (Toronto)
  • Sadhguru: Lecture; 2017 (Vancouver)
  • Georg/Brenda Feuerstein; Traditional Yoga Studies: 800 hour Philosophy Course; 2016+
  • Certified Yoga Instructor (2014); Dr Paul Jerard: RYT200, RYT500; 2014 (Attleboro)
  • Certified Personal Trainer, Sports Nutritionist: International Sports Science Association (2012)
  • Freelance Journalism; has interviewed: Bob Izumi, Elvis Stojko, Kurt Browning, Chantal Kreviazuk, Biff Naked, David Joyner, Rick & Dick Hoyt, Simon Ibel, Rick Hansen, Gabe Crenshaw, Jim Slater, among others...
  • New York Film Academy; Universal Studios Hollywood (Acting for Film); 2008
  • Certified Yoga Instuctor (2007); Sacred Ground Yoga (Jan Henrickson): Kriota Wilburg, NYC Anatomy & Physiology for Yoga; Monorama of Sanskrit Studies, NYC Sanskrit; Karl Sträub, Switzerland Adjustments & Assists; David Newman aka Durga Das Bhakti Yoga, Nadi; 2007 (Saskatoon)
  • University of Saskatchewan (1999-2004) Science: Anatomy; Physiology; Biochemistry; Microbiology; Genetics; Psychology; Medical Virology; Business Law; Organic Chemistry; Physics; Biology

Shannon Smadella
Shannon Smadella

biography - yoga & spirituality

Increasingly drawn to nature-based spirituality, Shannon passionately utilizes yogic tools in support of growth and transformation, holding space with gentle grace in trainings, workshops and retreats around the world.

Shannon has taught Yoga and Meditation for the past decade throughout the globe, sharing her passion for ‘healing’ while celebrating the interconnectedness of body, mind and Spirit.

A dynamic yoga teacher, energy worker, and life coach, Shannon draws from the Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, Jivanmukti, Nidra, Yin and Restorative traditions, providing space for students to journey deeply into themselves as they move beyond asana into the mental, emotional, and energetic realms of yoga. Shannon also has a wealth of experience in yogic philosophy, anatomy, nutrition, Ayurveda, tantra, various yogic methods (Iyengar, Power Yoga (Baptiste), Children’s, Chair, Pre-Natal, Usui & Lightarian Reiki), and is always working to bring yoga off the mat and into the larger world.  Combining her studies with yoga masters, healers and shamans around the world, Shannon offers guided meditations and energy work in addition to asana during her classes as a way for one to transition deeper into their highest self.   

Shannon is a Chopra Centre certified Primordial Sound Meditation Teacher.



biography - business, LIFE COACHING & CONSULTING

For the past 17 years, Shannon has researched, observed, coached and trained in excess of 5,000 individuals in sales, marketing, and business management. She speaks not just from theory but from experience. Shannon’s knowledge in the board room and training room lay the foundation for excellent quality seminars and speeches in various areas. Shannon doesn’t just provide the “feel good” motivational talk — she inspires her listeners to action. Her messages are filled with easy to implement strategies designed to positively shift the attitudes of her listeners.


Charity Affiliations

One of Shannon’s large passions in life is helping others.  Shannon has donated over 3000 hours to over 80 different organizations and charities over the past fifteen years (and over $100,000).  Her efforts have helped raise over 3 million for charity.


words of gratitude


Genuine, knowledgeable & connected instructor!!  I adore that you lead with your heart and that you are so passionate about these teachings!  Your students are so fortunate to have you as a teacher.

— Julie Hunt – Certified Meditation Instructor, The Chopra Centre



“Shannon and I worked together for many years. Although in different cities, I was able to benefit and learn from her talents. Shannon is born with a gift that many professional business people will never obtain. She is extremely goal-oriented, dedicated, polite, eager, determined, loyal, honest, and etc. The positive attributes and characteristics are endless. Only few people in this world will have an opportunity to work with and/or know Shannon Lynn. Those people are lucky. The day will come where I own a business or manage a team…at that time, I will look for individuals just like her.”

— Benjamin Dlin – Sr Account Manager, Terrago Networks Inc.

“Shannon and I were District Managers in different cities and had many fun battles over Canadian sales supremacy. I was always impressed at how Shannon was so intensely results driven yet was able to remain very humble and down to earth. She was an inspirational leader to the sales force she managed. I never expected her to go on and become the 2009 Miss Canada but I can’t say I am surprised.”

— Geoffrey Grimsdick – Business Development Coordinator, E&P Canada

“Shannon is a very positive person who has a great deal of determination and drive. She is extremely professional. Shannon is also a natural connector and networker who has the talent to identify with people on a variety of levels. Her selfless involvement in charity events and causes is second to none and she is a great role model for the youth of Canada as someone to look up to as well as inspire them to reach for their goals.”

— Kent Speakman – President & Executive Producer, Speakman Entertainment Consulting


From the Community

“Wow, what an asset to our community to have someone so young and youthful teach the children on our community about the art of yoga. I worked a brief week with Shannon, and a few weeks prior leading up to a week long event, and enjoyed every minute, as well did the participants. Her kind nature, and love and knowledge for yoga was apparent from our first conversation. The program we ran together was organized and implemented solely by Shannon , from supplies, time management and of course the Art of yoga! I still have calls wanting more YOGA! Thanks, Shannon for your ideas and magically making them happen!”

– Aimee Deans – Recreation Programmer – Flin Flon Parks & Recreation

“Shannon is very easy to work with and knows her Yoga. I would definitely recommend her as an instructor. I also ended up joining her class and really enjoyed it. It wasn’t something I’d ever done before so I wasn’t sure what to expect. Not only did my body feel good but my mind did as well. It was a great class, I look forward to more classes with Shannon!”

– Amber Whitehead – Recreation Director – The Pas Recreation and Wellness Centre


From Shannon's Students

"Yoga is the calmness i have now in my life. I am a very high intensity type of personality and i have found that Yoga offsets that. I still find it hard sometimes to relax totally at Yoga but it is getting a
bit easier every time:)"

-Tannis Stephanson – RYT-200 - Flin Flon

"I am so grateful to have yoga in my life, Shannon taught me how to take time for myself, breathe deeply, relax, and strengthen my body and spirit. I love the support, encouragement and friendships from our
fellow Yogis! Namaste.  "

Fawn Brown – Flin Flon

"I love the yoga classes that Shannon teaches. Some elements are challenging, but at the same time, I feel relaxed and refreshed after each class. It fits in well with my lifestyle too, having the flexibility to drop in on any classes that fit in that week, without signing up too far in advance."

 Monica Doorenbos - RYT-200  – Germany