Shirley Shivhon (RYT)  is a yoga, meditation, and yoga philosophy teacher from Los Angeles, California  based in Tuscany since 2015

Prior to her relocation to Italy, Shirley studied and practiced at Maha Yoga in Brentwood, California where she created various workshops and coordinated yoga retreats for Steve Ross of Inhale Yoga (on the OH network).

In a high intensity and fast paced world, yoga has always been her favorite tool for dealing with daily pressures and stress. Students, clients, and colleagues find her a joy to work with, because along with her talent and passion, she brings a unique equanimity to any situation. Yoga isn’t something she just does, it is something she lives.

“In recent years I have completed many trainings including power/vinyasa yoga, meditation, ashtanga yoga, kids yoga, yin yoga, reiki, sound healing and various energy work modalities.”

I really enjoy being able to teach both a very strong vinyasa flow class or a gentle and deeply meditative class and I like to create my classes with my students’ specific needs in mind.

My daily meditation and yoga practice greatly inform my work as well as my life. Yoga is the way I choose to live my life every moment of every day.

I currently teach group yoga classes in Florence and throughout Tuscany and create yoga and wellness retreats and vacations.  I am also a faculty member of one of Florence’s leading and oldest higher education institute where I teach yoga philosophy and eastern religions.