SHANNON MARTIN

Shannon Martin first discovered yoga when a former boss invited her along to class, but it wasn’t until 12 years later that Shannon became a regular practitioner. After many triathlons, century bike rides, and running events, Shannon’s body felt depleted and injured, but she knew she needed something to maintain and push her “Type A personality.”

The serenity and peace that comes from yoga is what Shannon loves most. “It's like a reset to my mind and body. I am in constant motion daily and seldom give myself a chance to relax. Yoga is my reset.“

For the past 18 years, Shannon has worked as a firefighter and more recently, at Virginia Mason Hospital in the hyperbarics unit, treating patients with long-term problems. In 2013, she added yoga teacher to her resume after completing the Ashram’s teacher training course.

Her teaching style and classes are, “intense, cathartic, and biomechanical.” She encourages students to take her class to test their limits and see just how powerful they can be.

In addition to her work with the Seattle Fire Department, Virginia Mason, and the Ashram, Shannon is a certified scuba diver and a “jill-of-all-trades”—never afraid to build or remodel anything! She also enjoys gardening, biking and hiking.

Certifications/skills/training:
200 hours yoga teacher training
Trained Firefighter Paramedic EMT
Trained in Hyperbarics
Scuba diver for more than 25 years with many specialties

Additional languages:
German