Inspiring Yogi | Shelly Eshbaugh-Soha

posted by Nancy Nelson

Can you believe it’s already June?! If you’re still questioning the pace at which time is passing, just walk outside and you’ll quickly realize your amidst the Texas summer HEAT. This month, we have a super COOL short story from long-time Denton member, Shelly Eshbaugh-Soha. Read below and leave her some love in the comments!


One day in my Slow Flow class, I felt myself rising out of Crescent pose, metaphorically speaking, and ever since then I find that smile of pure joy lurking on my face when in Crescent. The pose has that great opening quality of the heart reaching heavenward, and at the same time it is building strength. So I am grounded and light, feeling both the solid earth and the love of etheric realms. Sometimes I wobble in Crescent a little, which is good for keeping it all real.

So it has everything: joy, strength, love, a solid foundation and humor.

Life has not been the same since finding Inspire Yoga in 2012. After the loss of a close friend, I found my mat to be a soft place to land in a difficult season of life. After attending classes consistently, I pursued the Inspire Yoga 200 and 300 hour teacher trainings and now hold my IYS500 certification as well as E-RYT200 and RYT500 with Yoga Alliance. I love sharing yoga with people and getting to offer a space for them to be just as they are - whether broken, joyful, happy, uncertain ...there is a space for you here at Inspire Yoga. My blog posts are a reflection of my passion for yoga and how it has impacted my life in such a healing way. I am the studio director at Inspire Yoga Denton and love doing life with such an amazing community! Outside of yoga, I am wife to Colin and mama to our sweet dog Ama. My faith makes me who I am.

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