Mother, wife, yogini, artist, designer, student of the Italian language, animal lover…these are all ways in which to describe Shelby Makowsky.
She began her yoga journey way back in 2001, when she was pregnant with her first child. Through the years, it was a journey through various styles of yoga, and of stops and starts, pauses, peaks, valleys, and bumps. In 2013, she committed to a daily Ashtanga practice, and has never looked back. Then, in 2015, her yoga path led her to undertake an intensive apprenticeship with Krista Shirley, Level 2 authorized Ashtanga yoga teacher and founder of The Yoga Shala in Orlando, FL.
Upon graduating from the apprenticeship, she immediately began teaching several Ashtanga Mysore-style classes at The Yoga Shala, working her way up to leader of the mid-morning Mysore program as well as General Manager of the studio.
Over the years, Shelby has worked with hundreds of students of all different backgrounds, ages, physical abilities, stages of life, etc. In doing so, she has gained tremendous knowledge in making yoga accessible to all. Additionally, she enjoys the practice and sharing of Pranayama (breath work) and the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita.
Currently, she works with students individually in private yoga sessions, something which truly gives her a great deal of both contentment and inspiration. Working in one-on-one settings allows her to completely focus on the individual in front of her, guiding that person in the way that is most suitable to them.