Shaini is the founder & organiser at Yogaion retreats. Her love for yoga started in 2000 after being in the field of dancing, fitness & martial arts from a very young age and always having big philosophical questions about life. Following different yoga styles, certifying herself over the years in Hatha, Anusara & Iyengar yoga. After many years of training she got certified in 2017 as a level 2 Iyengar, but in 2022 decided to let go of her Iyengar teacher status as she wants to be able to explore different types of Yoga & other movement modalities in her own practice & teaching.
Besides her Yoga certificates she is also a FRC® mobility specialist & ISSA® corrective exercise specialist. She uses all these different modalities to create a mindful movement experience.
She is immensely fascinated by how the human body moves & the inner workings of the mind.
She also has a deep passion for the feminine side of yoga, working with the female cycles to encourage female health & create a profound connection to our ever-changing bodies. Her connection to the female side of Yoga started when she suffered for a long time from undiagnosed endometriosis of which she was finally able to heal through a combination of allopathic medicine, alternative medicine including diet, cycle awareness & herbal medicine and through her yoga practice which gave her an immersed sensitivity to her own body.
Her teaching is based on creating awareness through mindful movement. Exploring functionality, mobility & stability within the body & soul. Staying playful along the way. Through verbal alignment, precise hands-on adjustments and bringing awareness into the practice she creates a warm, joyful safe & loving space.