Army Veteran Shannon Claxton 

Yoga Teacher

Shannon is the creator of the Wellness Empowerment Deck and Founder of Mocha Yoga, teaching wellness and mindful resilience to underserved communities and Veterans. Shannon is a certified Mindful Resilience Yoga Teacher and combat veteran. She started her yoga practice during her first deployment to Afghanistan, back in 2014. Using it as a gentle way of adding physical training to her daily routine, but quickly learned how impactful yoga was for easing stress mentally. She is passionate about teaching yoga to Black women and Veterans as a tool for increasing mind/body connection and easing the symptoms of post-traumatic stress, something she herself has combat. She currently teaches donation-based yoga classes on Sundays and a restorative yoga class on Fridays, to help regulate the parasympathetic nervous system, which supports rest, digestion, and energy conservation. Her partnerships include local collages and universities, Fire Departments, Farmers Markets and American Legion Posts in the Virgin Islands. Her mission with Mocha Yoga is to make Yoga an accessible and relatable resource for underserved communities and Veterans everywhere!

 

Education:

 

Pranic Soul

Yoga Teacher Training

-2019 Certified Yoga

 

Afro Yoga

Decolonize Your Teaching

-2020 Mentor Program

 

Veterans Yoga Project

Mindful Resilience for trauma

    -2020 Teacher Training 

Partnerships and Collaborations:

 

Georgia State University

Elain Sterling Institute

Eastpoint Farmers Market

 

Fairburn Farmers Market

Fairburn Fire Department

American Legion Post 92

For Veterans Appreciation Week,  November 9-11 Shannon will offer 3 different skills for mindful resilience as a precursor to our upcoming yoga program via Zoom.

November 10th - 6:00 PM -  30 minute Yoga

November 11th - 6:00 PM -  30 minute Mindful Breathwork 

November 12th - 6:00 PM -  30 minute Meditation

 

It will be held at a %50 discount rate at $25 per veteran for the "Intro to Mindfulness" 3 part series. 

7:00 PM on Thursdays

 

Mindful Vets- New yoga program led by Mocha Yoga for veterans who suffer from symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder and would like to use mindful resilience skills to help cope and move through the traumatic emotions, while increasing mind and body connection.

 

Details of program:

First run November 19- December 17 skipping the week of Thanksgiving Day

4 week series 

Weekly classes

Every Thursday

Classes last 60 mins

Two payment options: 

  

4 classes for $40

Pay per class (drop in) $12

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