Hey! I'm Shayla!

and I'm so glad you're here!

I’m a yoga and fitness loving, green juice drinking, wanderlust-ing, wellness obsessed gal living in New York City with my sweet rescue dogs Penny Lane and Bali.

I moved to L.A. when I was 19 to pursue my life long dream of a music and acting career, but at 22 my life took a turn and my world completely crumbled. I entered into an extremely toxic and abusive relationship that would end dominating my life for 4 years. I went from an optimistic and ambitious young girl hustling my way through the entertainment industry to depressed, unhealthy, disconnected and hopeless. Those 4 years of absolute chaos brought me to my knees and nearly cost me my life.

There came a point in time where I realized I had two choices: give up completely or fight for my freedom and happiness;

I chose the latter (thankfully) and in an effort to find a little sliver of joy in life again I feverishly returned to my yoga practice for relief and clarity. 

That powerful choice to leave my then toxic lifestyle and dedicate myself to yoga brought me so much more than just relief and clarity; 

I found purpose, passion, happiness and freedom, and I’ve made it my mission in life to inspire others to do the same, no matter their starting point.

For many years I let my painful past and limiting beliefs run my life. I was stuck in a toxic cycle and thought that I had to settle and suffer through the discomfort of living a disconnected and unhappy life ...

but when I immersed myself in my yoga, got curious, and began to reach for more my life shifted and a limitless world full of possibilities revealed itself to me! 

Life is too short to not go after what lights you up; whatever your dreams are, I want to help you achieve them, the same way I have achieved mine!

are big themes around here and that’s because those are the very things I struggled with for years before cultivating a yoga inspired life. I turned my weaknesses and traumas in to my biggest assets and strengths; everything I create and share is done so with the intention of helping you do the very same.

I am living proof that you can rise up from ANYTHING and design the life of your dreams. 

living in alignment
and healthy habits 

I live and breathe everything I share, what you see virtually is what you get IRL! 

My life has become a perfect unplanned blend of everything that I love and I couldn't be more grateful for where my journey has originally taken me.

Yoga is at the center of everything that I do, and the more committed to a healthy lifestyle I am, the easier it is for me to see the monumentally positive effects it has in ALL AREAS of my life; which in turn has ignited a deep seated passion in me to share that power and positivity with others through my 12 week self-discovery program The Yoga Inspired Life, teaching yoga, my podcast, blog, YouTube channel and Instagram.

where to?

Think we could collaborate on something amazing together? Want to book a virtual yoga session with me? Fill out a contact form or send me an email to start the convo!


Talk soon friend!