Yogi, author, speaker, philanthropist, business professional, former miss canada, Consultant & life coach
Shannon believes that you can live the life you want despite your circumstance, and strives to help as many souls as she can in as many ways as she can. Sometimes that means being a business professional, sometimes a yoga teacher, and sometimes a former Miss Canada. She is proud of her accomplishments and uses her combined knowledge form her various endeavours to assist people in the best way she can.
Yoga & Spirituality
Shannon is owner and lead instructor at Flin Flon Yoga. As an experienced yoga instructor, Shannon has over 2000 hours of yoga training (from schools in both Canada and the United States) and has taught over 7000 hours of classes (Saskatoon, Calgary, Vancouver, Toronto, Winnipeg, Flin Flon, The Pas, Mexico, Ecuador, United States – Portland & Los Angeles and most recently the Dominican Republic.) Combined with over fifteen years of experience in people management and business development, Shannon uses her experience to help people through yoga. With over five years in Science related University Education, she brings an educational and scientific aspect to all of her classes. In addition to her Yoga, Shannon has expanded her knowledge of the health and fitness world by becoming a certified personal trainer, sports nutritionist and Reiki Master. She is a certified to teach all levels of yoga including kids, seniors & pre/post natal and has taught yoga all over Canada and the world for the past nine years. Shannon’s mission is to spread the love of yoga everywhere she can and she loves to see her students grow and benefit from their practice! Aside from Yoga, Shannon has raised over three-million dollars for various charities and organizations, has cycled over 4000 km for the Red Cross, has authored two books & six Yoga CDs, is a former Miss Canada, and spends her free time with her Guru (her son). Shannon is a registered teacher with both the Canadian and American Yoga Alliance. Shannon is also in a six month training course to be certified as a Chopra Centre Instructor for Primordial Sound Meditation.
A few of the instructors Shannon has had the pleasure of studying with and learning from include:
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
Sadhguru – Isha Yoga
Georg/Brenda Feuerstein (Traditional Yoga Studies) – Yoga Philosophy
Rodney & Colleen Yee
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.
One of Shannon’s large passions in life is helping others. Shannon has donated over 3000 hours to over 80 different organizations and charities. and over $100,000. Her efforts have helped raise over 3 million for charity.
FROM PARTNERSHIPS & CO-WORKERS
“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