"I've been a professional in the fitness industry for 22 years and it's rare that I find fitness professionals with a passion and calling for their work. While riding my bike in Newport,RI,I passed a small sign at a beach by the side of the road, Yoga 6-715 PM. Shelley's class on the beach was by far the most soothing yoga class I've ever taken. If you believe as I do that "exercise is medicine" then I would prescribe taking this sweet medicine everyday. It was a joyful experience, thank you Shelley."~Paul
Yoga has helped me find a balance in my life that I could never accomplish on my own. Being in my mid-twenties, I face many stresses of life that they do not teach you to cope with throughout and after college. The practice was a great way to find myself and deal with everyday stress. Shelley has such a way about her that made me feel confident in every move.
I did not know what to expect as a first-time yogi, but I soon realized that it was a great way to release yourself and an easy form of meditation (focusing on different positions for moments at a time). I plan on incorporating Yoga into my everyday life and hope to join Shelley in her classes on the beach next summer! Thank you so much for introducing me to Yoga! ~Jessica
"My salvation from chemotherapy has been my yoga classes. There have been days, after completing chemo, that I have had to get a ride to class because I did not feel well enough to drive. Reborn after class however, I felt well enough to walk home! Classes with Shelley have been rejuvenating; spiritually, emotionally and physically. Her gentle guidance and loving, serene demeanor are truly one of a kind." ~Kathy H.
"Shelley is an inspiring teacher, she is prepared and creative and her lessons stick with you- on and off the mat”. ~Beth
"I met Shelley three years ago and cannot even begin to imagine where my yoga practice would be if I had not met her and taken a Gentle Yoga class. I have experienced so much personal growth, physical strength and emotional gratitude from Shelley that I am forever “grateful”. Shelley continues to educate me in the practice of yoga – on and off my mat. She has also brought in wonderful instructors to her studio that have added value to the classes that are offered. Every instructor I have taken a class from is fabulous in their own individual way and it is inspiring on so many levels to be a part of Valley Yoga." ~ Namaste’ "~ S.B.
"Since I started yoga with Shelley, she has exuded such kindness and joy while helping her students achieve their personal goals through her gentle, thoughtful guidance. I can't thank her enough for helping me find my inner strength and peace after experiencing life altering family issues. Yoga has become such a big part of how I feel connected within, spiritually and with others. Valley Yoga provides this intimate space for class and a feeling of gratitude when class is over." ~S.B.