Shelley Cummins Shehab
Founder of 8 Fold Path Meditation & Yoga
My mission is to be my natural self artistically exploring while sharing gifts of the inner arts. The 8 Fold Path is the perfect synthesis of relaxation, awareness, inner arts training and rewilding. I welcome you to share the walk ~ becoming and serving the path in your unique way.
Shelley was a founding member of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s Integrative Medicine Department in NYC for eight years where she developed yoga programs, taught private sessions for patients, and co taught Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction 8 week meditation courses. She received a two year grant to work with Alzheimer patients easing anxiety through movement at the Sara Neuman Center. Shelley also taught dance, yoga and meditation to emotionally challenged children for two years at Weill Cornell Mental Hospital.
Shelley has studied meditation with his holiness the 14th Dalai Lama as well as Rinpoches of Karma Triyana Dharmachakra monastery which serves as the North American seat of the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa. She has completed the Master Course and Innersearch at Kauai’s Hindu monastery a year long study of Saivite Hinduism. She has studied Native American meditations with Drunvalo Melchizedek in the American southwest for many years. Shelley is certified in Interdisciplinary Yoga (fusion of Astanga, Iyengar and Kripalu), Yin Yoga and Laughter Yoga. Since 2006 Shelley has studied and taught the gifts of Amma and Bhagavan, a husband and wife duo founders of Oneness University and Ekam Meditation Center, offering a universal path applicable for secular and spiritual alike.
She directed a pre-professional dance company for high school students at State University of NY at Purchase and was an educational teaching artist for NYC Ballet. While performing Shelley trained privately for three years with Master CK Chan in Tai Chi Chuan, La Hok Ba Fa and double edged sword form. Master Chan guided her in transitioning from ballet to qi power of inner awareness enhancing her career and character greatly. She also trained with Master Peng in the Twelve Cycles of Qigong.
San Francisco, California USA
A Little More About Me
San Francisco, California USA
I offer 8 Fold Path Meditation Teacher Training Certification and 8 Fold Path Yoga Teacher Training Certifications as well as 8 Fold Path Events and Retreats.
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University of California San Francisco
Experience & Qualifications
Interdisciplinary Yoga is a slow flow of Astanga, Iyengar & Kripalu methods, Yin Yoga, Laughter Yoga
I have had the honor of teaching yoga and meditation across the globe. I began my journey as a professional ballet dancer and also creating fusion with Balinese and Indian dance. After a full career I devoted my life to teaching yoga as it had carried me through my career. I have studied with many masters and now it is my greatest joy in guiding others into their intuition, gifts and joy of being.
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8 Fold Path Meditation Teacher Training & 8 Fold Path Yoga Teacher Training
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