Born in the UK and raised in Canada, Shayla was an inquisitive explorer and seeker from a young age. Full of questions about the nature of existence that no one could answer, she found herself drawn to outdoor adventures, art and creativity, and esoteric pursuits like Vedic Astrology, Ayurveda and meditation. Over time though, she slipped into the conundrum of conventional life with a corporate job, following the norms around her and burying existential questions in the back of her mind.
Finally re-inspired after reading “Autobiography of a Yogi” and realizing that humans have much more potential than we’re bred to believe, she decided to leave her limiting lifestyle and embark on a long inner journey. In 2008, she sold her home and worldly possessions and took off on a solo trek to India, hoping to tap into the deeper dimensions of life. After taking yoga, meditation and Ayurveda courses in India and travelling for a few years with her husband (who she met along the way), she was fortunate enough to come across the wisdom of self-realized yogi and mystic, Sadhguru (while on a side-trip to Uganda). That’s when her deeper transformation truly started to take shape.
After spending time at the Isha Yoga Center (an Ashram in South India) taking various courses, volunteering and experiencing many blissful moments and internal changes, Shayla realized she had to share these amazing tools with others. Long story short, she trained to become an Isha Classical Hatha Yoga Teacher through their 21-week Teacher Training Program (1750+ hours), and is now able to happily share wellbeing tools with others, and see them transform their lives too.
Her passion for yoga and travel have made her somewhat of a gypsy yogi, so it only made sense to synergize the two through Hatha Yoga Retreats. When she’s not travelling, she teaches private and group sessions with Yoga Logic in the UK, mainly in Leicester and London.