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Spotlight on Sianna Sherman
Part of our mission here at KiraGrace is to recognize incredible women in this world whose lives are devoted to building compassion, peace, and beauty every day. We are so grateful to have the support of established, influential women on KiraGrace's inspiration team. Sianna Sherman joined the team in the summer of 2013, and it has been absolutely delightful to work alongside her.
Sianna Sherman is an internationally celebrated yoga teacher who shares her passionate voice with devotion, deep practice, and soulful teaching. She is known as an inspired storyteller and as a community activator, bringing people together through conscious, collective gatherings. Her initiation into the fires of yoga occurred in 1989, and she has been immersed in the practices ever since. In 2008, she was featured in Yoga Journal as one of 21 talented young teachers shaping the future of yoga worldwide. Sianna weaves alignment, therapeautics, potent sequencing, mythology, Tantra and the power of the practices with accessibility for everyday transformation. Her Mythic Yoga Flow offerings have garnered a global following where she pours mythic consciousness into the embodied art of yoga with unbridled creativity and love. She is a columnist for Origin magazine and a contributor of online classes to YogaGlo.com. Sianna has released her first yoga instructional DVD, Pranam, an inner journey of alchemy and alignment with the four elemnts. With immense respect for all traditions, Sianna bows to the light and wisdom of all her teachers on this path of the heart awakening.
Sianna gave us a few minutes of her precious time to answer some personal questions we have just been dying to ask her, and we want to share them with you:
KiraGrace: Where is home for you?
Sianna: Venice beach and in my heart!
KG: Who or what influenced you to pursue a path in yoga?
S: I left the path of medical school for yoga because yoga showed me the promise of true happiness within myself. I was at a very tough place inside myself from the years of 13-20 years old and I needed to break free of my self-sabotage and transform my life. Yoga showed me the way of real change from within.
KG: You are an inspiration to so many others – where do you find your own inspiration?
S: The practices of yoga inspire me endlessly from within; being in nature, especially in the woods and with the ocean; mythology and the stories of saints, masters, and great beings; poetry; street art; contemporary dance and random acts of kindness that happen in the world every day.
KG: How much time do you spend on the road?
S: At the moment, almost 90% of my time is on the road.
KG: If you could share a meal with anyone, who would you chose and why?
S: Marianne Williamson is big in my heart right now. I want to hang out with her in a casual way and talk about life, love and spiritual activism.
KG: Who knows you best?
KG: What is a challenge or goal that you aspire to accomplish this year?
S: Writing a book
KG: What is your favorite...
S: a Greek island taverna on Santorini
KG: book, quote, and/or song?
S: The Universe is a Green Dragon by Brian Swimme; "Forget the perfect offering; there's a crack, there's a crack in everything; that's how the light gets in" – Anthem by Leonard Cohen
KG: yoga pose?
S: Handstand Hanumanasana
KG: yoga festival or conference?
S: Tough call. They're all my favorite for different reasons; Bhakti Fest for devotion; Wanderlust for lighting up music and yoga in a big way; Yoga Journal for their outrageous commitment to yoga; Hanuman Festival for it's intimacy and deep soul practice... and so many more!
KG: KiraGrace item?
S: Goddess One Shoulder sexy yellow top! I wear it all over the world!
If you want to get to know Sianna more, consider signing up for one of her amazing retreats. Next up is the Catching Fire retreat to Costa Rica March 8-14, and we promise you won't regret it!