Shay has been practicing yoga since 2000 and Pilates since 2007. With a childhood full of dance and gymnastics, she craved a way to move and release energy into the world outside of just doing cardio and lifting weights at the gym. It was an easy fit and she was hooked right away. Shay discovered that her yoga and Pilates practice not only filled her physical needs, but as an extra benefit, it grounded her and calmed her as well. She did her teacher training for mat Pilates in early 2010 and began teaching soon after. Later that year she trained to teach yoga at the urging of her studio director at the time because he wanted an athletic, energetic vinyasa instructor and he thought she was a perfect fit. She currently teaches mat Pilates, dynamic Vinyasa Hatha-based classes, classes for children and seniors and candlelight slow flow and stretch. When she is not on the mat, Shay enjoys spending time with her three children and her boyfriend, Dillon. She enjoys time with friends, as well, and doing home improvement projects, gardening, reading, listening to music and dancing, learning to play the guitar and dining out at a new places. She loves anything that gets her heart pumping such as biking or hiking and has recently been introduced by her boyfriend to dirt-biking and paintball, which she and the kids are enjoying.