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April Shafer

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND RAISED?
Arcadia, CA

TELL US A BRIEF HISTORY OF YOUR PERSONAL PRACTICE
I began practicing after finding out I had scoliosis from carrying three babies on the same hip for 5 years! It was then that I found the spirituality as well as the physical importance of the practice. I have since been a loyal yogi to myself ever since.

TELL US A BRIEF HISTORY OF YOUR TEACHING EXPERIENCE
I started teaching a community class for free right after I earned my RYT certificate. I did this for 2.5 years, I felt it was important to have a lot of practice with a mixed group to give myself experience. Now, I enjoy a group setting, teaching, vinyasa, yin and AIReal helping others find a true deep awareness of their own bodies.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE YOGA POSE?
Ustrasana, it took consistency and patience to be able to achieve this pose. Accomplishing a true study of my own body I was able to finally achieve the full expression of the pose.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE YOGA/SPIRITUALITY/SELF HELP BOOK?
The Power

ANY ADVICE FOR BEGINNERS?
Take it slow and don’t be intimidated by others. Find a teacher that has your vibe! Try all the teachers and all the styles!

WHAT DOES “COMMUNITY” MEAN TO YOU?
Community supports each other!

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT VENTURA?
Definitely the ocean

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION?
National Charity League