Yoga Instructor Shan AstienI began practicing yoga during my first semester of law school at The University of Miami School of Law.  Go Canes!  From 2002-2008, I sought out yoga in every gym I joined, in each town that my career took me to.   On January 1, 2009, I took my first yoga practice at Gaia Flow Yoga (GFY), in Addison, TX. It was at that time that my yoga practice really took off, and I began to devote myself seriously to studying and educating myself on the science, art and philosophy of yoga.  Following my pursuit of knowledge, I attended the 200-hour teacher training at GFY in the Fall of 2009.

Since that time, yoga has become a true passion of mine, one of the things I most want to talk about, learn about, practice and share.  I believe whole heartedly in the power of this ancient practice and can’t wait to share it with anyone willing to learn!

Besides practicing and teaching yoga, I also practice law full-time.  My legal resume includes:  Assistant District Attorney for Dallas County, Staff Attorney for Legal Aid of Northwest Texas, and Assistant District Attorney for Smith County.  Currently, I own and operate my own law firm in Dallas, Texas, and practice primarily in the areas of criminal defense, family law and business law. 

Other interests include: anything involving my dog, live and recorded music, walking, hiking, roller skating, making new friends, air hockey, cooking, learning new things, and finding new hobbies.