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As a Miami, FL, native, Shelby is grateful to be rooted in the South Florida Community.

In a bikram yoga studio on South Beach in 2004, Shelby became acquainted with the freedom of yoga. Thus beginning her spiritual journey of weaving together body and spirit with the mind. In 2012 Shelby met Sifu Dennis, the owner of Addis Kung Fu Academy, and began training in Chinese martial arts. Kung Fu deepened her foundation in yoga, magnified her understanding of movement and strengthened her passion for wellness.

As an accomplished Kung Fu practitioner of 10 years, Sifu Dennis has versed her in different styles including, but not limited to, Northern Shaolin,  Chen Pan Ling family Martial Arts, and Hao Family Mantis.

Shelby is a multiple gold metal winner at the annual International Chinese Martial Arts Competition in Orlando.

Shelby completed her 200 hr teacher training program at Shri Kali Ashram on the Island of Koh Pa'nang, Thailand. 

Teaching and sharing the arts with others is the natural progression and elevation of Shelby's personal practice.

Shelby graduated from FIU with a bachelor of arts degree in English Literature.

Shelby loves animals, literature and her family and friends.

Please visit the Find Your Flow tab for more information about the different styles of teaching Shelby offers.

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