Creator/Director/Instructor of Core Integrated Alignment Yoga, Studio Co-Owner, Advisory Board Director, Brand Creator/Author/Speaker & Event Host for Fit Piglet's Freshitarian Lifestyle
Shannon's enthusiasm for wellness comes from a life long struggle with genetics and weight loss. Scaling her heaviest at just over 200 pounds in 1995, she has been working hard to maintain her healthy lifestyle, and inspiring others to love themselves enough to want to feel good and thrive. Previously, an avid runner and intense weight lifter, she has reconciled her intentions to finding a deeper inner peace and genuine presence, by reducing mental and emotional stress and unwinding physical tension with the self reflective, deeply transformational, healing practices of yoga. Shannon Kidwell, developed the brand, Core Integrated Alignment Yoga, to share how moving the body intelligently allows any level of practitioner, applying the appropriate anatomical actions to yoga asana, to receive the full physiological benefits of the practice, with a very reduced risk of injury. She is a Master Pilates & Yoga Instructor and Educator, Personal Trainer, Lifestyle Coach, Leadership Development Trainer, Freshitarian Certified Chef, Nutritional Counselor, and Author of Fit Piglets, Your Guide to the Freshitarian Lifestyle. "I look forward to either guiding you or rolling out my mat beside you, sharing in sacred space very soon... Namaste."
As an engineer who turned to the mat for corporate stress management, she became aware of the remarkable gifts of this practice, (reducing tension, gaining clarity, relaxation, core strengthening, broader perspective, and a sense of rejuvenation), and grew a desire to share it with others, so she decided to take her practice to the next level and become a teacher.
Lesley is thrilled to share her passion for CIA Yoga with the Sweetwater/Parkside communities and is looking forward to greeting and guiding you on the mat soon!
An avid traveler, photographer, music lover and culinary explorer, Ross is excited to share his love of yoga with the community and contribute to the beautiful gift Parkside Yoga and Fitness has been to Apopka.
“I trust life to be wonderful, because it is," says Ross.