Shawn Shaw

Hometown: Grafton, MA

Favorite inspirational quote: Depends on what day you ask me really. I have so many! As of late, “Dance in the Rain”. It implies that we can find good in all things.

When/where/with who was your first yoga class? Quincy, MA – in 1980 at the local YMCA. It was the first time I realized that I could bring calm and peace into my being.

What / who inspires you? My children, Yoga teachers that stay genuine and true and committed to the practice.

What I love most about yoga is: Yoga not only helps me feel more confident physically, it strengthens me spiritually. I walk through life with more confidence, optimism, self awareness and with a more positive joyful attitude.

What you can’t live without? My children. They are my greatest teachers and no one can make my belly laugh the way they do.

What you might not know about me: I once was a Color Guard in a Marching Band.

Best advice you’ve ever received (from who?): “Make it Good”. Whenever I find myself having an especially bad day, I try to pause and think about what’s gone well that day. What happened that was good. What’s good about my life. When I do I find it shifts my whole perspective.

My favorite book: Again, so many! A Path with Heart by Jack Kornfield, and “How Yoga Works” by Christie McNally and Michael Roach

Favorite Word: “Grace”

Local escape: Hopkinton State Park

My favorite thing to do(other than yoga): Watching the sunset preferably by the ocean.


Shawn Shaw instructs the following:
  • Flow (Hot Heat)
  • MYoga Flow Yoga covers a wide variety of yoga styles. Including; Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Bikram and Baptiste. It is a vigorous practice that strengthens the core muscles in the body, enhances flexibility, while encouraging deep concentration and focus. All Flow Yoga is practiced in a heated room. The heat encourages perspiration, which helps to detoxify and cleanse the body. The muscles respond to the heat by relaxing and allowing us to move deeper into a posture. There is an assumption that you have practiced before, so there is less attention to alignment ques. This moves at a faster pace to elevate the heart rate and elevate the cardiovascular system as well as develop strength and flexibility. This practice will tone and sculpt your body and heal your soul. Be prepared to sweat, and discover your inner strength!  (Hot Heat)

  • Stronger Flow (Hot Heat)
  • This vinyasa Flow will bring in deeper aspects of the practice. We may play with more challenging asana (postures) or we may work on deepening Pranayama. (Breath). This practice is for everyone looking to go deeper and lean into the depth of All than yoga has to offer. All levels welcome, however it’s not meant for a brand new beginner. (Hot Heat)