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Rev. Dr. Shelley D. Best "The Joyful Yogini" Bio
"Yesterday I was clever so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself." -- Rumi
Shelley D. Best is a joyful yogini who believes that yoga’s benefits should be accessible for everyone. She began her personal practice at the age of 50 through an out-of-the-box pilgrimage to the ashram of Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, also known as “Amma the Hugging Saint” to study Amrita yoga in India. She earned a 200 hour teacher training certification in Hatha Yoga under the direction of Anne Falkowski. She has also earned specialized certification in Body Positive Yoga for all Shapes, Sizes and Abilities with Diane Bondy.
Shelley is a visual artist and founder of The 224 EcoSpace in Hartford, a place where “change makers work, create and lead.” An ordained minister and pastor, she has an M.A. in Religious leadership and a Doctorate in Ministry from Hartford Seminary and an M.Div from Yale University. Her SoulYoga Experience classes are designed for increased flexibility; stress reduction and self-care. She offers classes at The 224 EcoSpace; at retreats and in private sessions.