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Shanna Peterson Mindful Movement & Wellness Pilates, Yoga, Dance Fitness

I was born in 1980 in Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa and grew up wanting to be a ballerina. Studying classical ballet from a young age, starting with RAD (Royal Academy of Dancing) in junior school and then moving on to Cecchetti in High School. Upon matriculating, I then studied Performing Arts & Drama majoring in Dance at Natal Technikon (now DUT, Durban University of Technology).

Tracey Rohan-Irwin of Shades of Yoga certified me at her Umhlanga Studio with Yoga Alliance, in a 200hr Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training, coming from a dance background I love the constant movement of Vinyasa Flow, but have also come to really enjoy and appreciate Yin/Restorative Yoga after doing so much of it with my corporate clients. Immediately after completion of my Teacher Training, I ran Sunshine Yoga Studio on the Lower South Coast of KZN.

Tash-B Pilates in Ballito was where I certified in BASI Pilates (Body Arts & Science International) with Natasja Barnard whilst running a STOTT Pilates Studio, Power Pilates in Westville, KZN.

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A four year stint in JHB had me contracting to the Sports Science Institue of South Africa and working for several huge wellness companies, whilst teaching corporate classes at Discovery Health, Sasol and Investec not to mention teaching at a few different studios and wellness centres. My time in JHB also afforded me the opportunity to attend several trainings, courses and workshops, the likes of Rebound SA Instructor Training, various Barre Certifications most notably Tracy Mallets Franchise, Bend Balance Yoga Wheel and many other master classes with other Movement Professionals.

2020 forced us all online teaching via the Zoom App, which opened up new avenues to reach clients previously not accessible due to distance, as well as affording Instructors such as myself the chance to also be able to attend online trainnings which were previously only available in certain locations. The beauty of online is that it offers clients and instructors more than just one option, one of which, and probably the best and most convenient in my opinion, is now the Monthly Online Subscription, which allows clients to access the workouts in their own time.

I am now currently based in Shelly Beach on the Lower South Coast of KZN, teaching Private Clients in the comfort of their own homes, Classes at various locations and of course via my website, whether live or with clients accessing the prerecoreded video workouts in their own time.

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