Shannon McCall, B.A., E-RYT 500, CAP

Registered Yoga Teacher, Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner

As a teacher of yoga and ayurveda, I guide people in the self-care practices that are foundational to good health, self-healing and transformation.

For 30+ years I have practiced and trained in many styles of hatha yoga, in authentic movement, Tibetan Buddhist meditation, western psychology, ayurveda and the Diamond Approach.  I love to integrate these teachings into a meaningful practice that supports practitioners in deepening their connection to the source of yoga within themselves.

I am grateful to many wonderful teachers for imparting the spirit and practice of yoga, meditation, ayurveda and self-inquiry to me: Dr Claudia Welch for her brilliant insight into women’s hormones through ayurveda and chinese medicine; Dr. Reggie Ray, for his skillful teaching of body-based meditation within the Vajrayana; my teachers in the Ridhwan school (Diamond Approach) and most especially to  Angela Farmer and Victor van Kooten who have patiently pointed me back to myself as the source of yoga; and to Dr. Vasant Lad, a true vaidya (ayurvedic healer), who has shown me again and again that Love is the real healer.

Speaking of love, I have traveled all over the South Pacific and Southeast Asia and spent many months a year on the island of Bali through the 90′s where I developed a very deep connection with the people of Sayan Village near Ubud.  I am mother to a now grown son, who is also a trained yoga teacher, currently pursuing his dreams on the island of  Bali.


BA with honors in English Literature and Writing
from the University of Washington, 1982.

CAP: Certified Ayurvedic Practioner, graduate of the 2 year Ayurveda Practitioner program at the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico and their Guru Kula program in Pune, India.

E-RYT, 500 with Yoga Alliance: grandfathered into the yoga alliance as an experienced registered yoga teacher after completing apprenticeships and yoga teacher trainings with Bob Smith, Angela Farmer and Victor van Kooten, Ana Forest and the Anusara School.

Authentic Movement Studies: graduate of the  two year training foundational studies in Authentic Movement at the Authentic Movement Institute in Berkeley, CA and three more years with my training group continuing to explore that discipline.

Somatic Meditation: ongoing studies with Reggie Ray in Seattle, through his online programs and audio recordings and on retreat with him  in Crestone, CO.

Ridhwan School:  Ten years and counting in  the Diamond Approach, a school of psycho-spiritual development, continuing studies in self-inquiry, and what it means to be a human being.

I look forward to serving you.


Shannon McCall
P.O. Box 15967
Seattle, WA 98115
(206) 412-8784