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Shelby graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Business Economics. She worked in business sales for years when she stumbled upon what would quickly become her true passion - Bikram Yoga. Shelby took her first Bikram Yoga class in 2001 and knew that she would practice this yoga for the rest of her life. After the birth of her first daughter Shelby decided it was time to leave the corporate world and pursue her dream of becoming a Bikram Yoga teacher. She completed Bikram's Teacher Training in the Spring of 2005 and opened BYA with her husband in 2007. "Best job EVER! This yoga has changed my life and now I get to watch others transform their lives." Shelby has two daughters and a big black dog. She loves cooking, music, shopping and anything having to do with design. She can be easily bribed with a good cup of coffee and anything dark chocolate.

Shelby instructs the following:
  • 60-Minute Basic
  • 60-Minute Basic Class:
    This class is great for beginners, pregnant women, seniors or those who struggle with heat. The class is practiced in a gently heated room, includes fewer Bikram Yoga postures with additional hip opening postures.

  • Bikram Yoga
  • Bikram's Beginning Yoga Class: 

    Every class is beginner's-level and practiced in a heated room to increase circulation and warm your muscles.
    The series of 26 yoga postures, 2 breathing exercises, is suitable for all ages, body types, and levels of ability. The Bikram Yoga series was scientifically designed to stretch and strengthen every muscle, ligament, tendon and joint, and promote the development of a strong, lean, and more balanced body. 
    A minimum of 3 classes per week is strongly recommended to experience optimal results. 

  • Inferno Hot Pilates
  • Inferno Hot Pilates:
    Inferno Hot Pilates is a full body, low impact training system that combines Pilates principles with high intensity interval training performed in a heated room.

    The heat helps loosen muscles and the humidity makes you sweat: elevating your heart rate, boosting metabolism and promoting detoxification.

    The high intensity interval training keeps your heart rate up, helping you burn fat and increase fitness levels. The Pilates principles sculpt your body, creating long lean muscle mass and a strong core.

  • 60-Minute Express
  • 60-Minute Express Class:

    Includes all Bikram Yoga postures done once and several done twice with 105 degree heat. This is a fast moving class for experienced practitioners and/or people short on time.