Hello! My name is Shelley. I have been a Physical Therapist for more than 20 years. I am also a Registered Yoga Teacher and a Reiki Master/Teacher. I offer community and corporate yoga classes as well as individual yoga and Reiki sessions in Muskego, Waukesha, Pewaukee, and surrounding Wisconsin communities.
I teach Hatha Yoga, focusing on postures (called Asanas), breathing techniques and meditation. By connecting movement and breath, a person becomes highly attuned to his/her body as well as their ability to live in and focus on the present moment. So often, our minds race ahead to our "to do" lists or get stuck reviewing the past, that we are not able to fully experience what is currently happening in our bodies or our lives. Burnout, fatigue and illness result from this inattentiveness. Yoga is an amazing tool to achieve the skill of being present.
My yoga practice has profoundly improved my life. I am better able to handle stress, have fewer illnesses, improved mood, strength, flexibility and balance. I also have an improved ability to calm my mind for prayer and meditation.
As a Physical Therapist, I have repeatedly seen the need for a true beginner yoga class in the community, with specific emphasis on safety and body awareness. Because of this need, I feel called to teach. My professional experience and gentle style of yoga prevents future injuries and allows safe recovery from current injury. It also allows people dealing with chronic pain or disease to participate in a consistent exercise program for improved overall health.
Through my practice of yoga, I have become more attuned to the flow of life energy in the body, also known as prana, chi or ki. This led me to undergo training to become a Reiki Master/Teacher. Reiki is a gentle but powerful energy healing technique that brings balance to one's life. For me personally, it has brought an experience of healing on all levels and restored a feeling of lightness and joy within me unlike anything I've felt before. I would love to share this gift with you.
I would love the opportunity to help you create balance in your life through the practice of yoga and the experience of Reiki. Feel free to call me at (414) 217-4185, or e-mail me at .
Namaste - "The spirit within me honors and respects the spirit within you",
Shelley Carpenter, PT, RYT, Reiki Master/Teacher