Back in the summer I got together with Shannon MacLaggan of White Pine Yoga Studio, located in downtown Pembroke, ON. She is a yoga teacher, studio owner, life coach, writer and mama (you can see more of her work at her site: www.shannonmaclaggan.com) who believes in peace, presence, possibility and relentless self love especially for women. She speaks of these same intentions and themes throughout her yoga classes in such a way that makes you feel empowered, inspired and humbled to be you, exactly the way you, perfectly imperfect.
This past year we were able to collaborate a number of times, this yoga shoot being one of them. Shannon is an incredible yogi on so many levels; watching her move from posture to posture is mesmerizing, like watching a story unfold. Her movements have so much strength, heart and grace – it is a beautiful sight to see – just as her magnetic personality does even when she isn’t moving through asanas or teaching.
For anyone thinking of taking up yoga, especially this coming new year, I highly recommend the team at White Pine Yoga Studio. They are in the middle of expanding their brand new studio space this month, the teachers that make you feel so welcome, comfortable and capable regardless of which class you are attending (which there are so many!!) and just the overall vibe both Shannon and Pete exude makes for a priceless and dare I say, life changing experience.