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Shanna Hughes - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Shanna Hughes Shanna Hughes

Senior Lecturer, Dance, College of Communication and Fine Arts | Loyola Marymount University


Lecturer of Dance


Shanna Hughes is a trained yoga therapist with 12 years of experience in classic yoga training with a special emphasis on therapeutic and clinical applications of yoga and special-needs yoga integration. For the first 15 years of her life, Shanna lived in Kashmir, India where her parents studied yoga and meditation under the guidance of a world acclaimed teacher. By joining these classes as a child, Shanna learned at a young age the healing power of meditation and yoga.
After returning to America, Shanna continued her studies of yoga, concentrating on yoga therapy. She completed a three-year certification as a Yoga Therapist at Loyola Marymount University. Through this innovative course, she learned how to integrate the practices of yoga with the various approaches to healing found in modern medicine including techniques in physical therapy and stress reduction through bio-feedback. Shanna has traveled the world teaching gentle physical postures and breathing techniques that have proven to be both calming and healing; and in many cases, reversing what seems like irreversible physical and mental challenges.

Areas of Expertise (1)

Yoga and Meditation