Shayna Gonzales completed the 200-hour Yoga on High Teacher Training Program in July of 2015. Shayna is dedicated to helping people evolve mentally, physically, spiritually, and socially through the practice of yoga and asana. She came to yoga during a very hard time in her life. Practicing yoga in prison gave her the mental clarity to view the world and herself in a new way. She was called to share what she had learned with other people, inside the prison walls and out; her purpose in life is this. Shayna believes, "Everyone's path takes different directions, we become who we are through our suffering." She implements practices that are formed out of the deepest desire for change and the most honest quest for truth, to help other people. She continues to learn and grow everyday and believes Yoga is a lifelong dedication to practice and to the discovery of self. Shayna says, "I have been to hell, and I have come back. This is what I was put on this earth to do, and I will do it it to the best of my ability with the truest intentions."
Shayna Gonzales currently lives in Waterville, OH, and teaches yoga in Maumee, Toledo and Rossford, Ohio, and Lambertville, Michigan. She lives with her boyfriend, loyal supporter and student Jason, and her two youngest sons Payne and Sawyer. Her aspirations are to continue her education in the 300-hour Teacher Training Program and Ayurvedic school, and to one day own her own studio. She strives to be an integral part of the community by bringing yoga to people of every age and background. She has taught multiple workshops, is involved in the Prison Project through Yoga on High, and continues to be part of and support all their events.