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Yoga for the Pleasure Positive





In reference to The Hindu "god of love," Kamadeva, son of Brahma. The ancient texts of the Upanishads refer to the concept of kama as any object of desire. Often connoting pleasure of the sexual nature, but more broadly encompasses the pearls of an enjoyable life. One of the four human pursuits {Puruṣārtha} It is a fundamental goal of the fulfilled life. 






'Yoga' is derived from the Sanskrit root 'Yuj', meaning 'to join' or 'to yoke' or 'to unite'. As per Yogic scriptures, the practice of Yoga leads one out of ignorance and into the union of individual consciousness with that of the Universal Consciousness. 



Sometimes, pleasure is the most viable path to Self understanding. 


Shane here. 


After suffering through terrible bouts of anxiety when I first moved to New York as an actor, I found yoga. A regular practice, a wild sense of humor, and a couple amazing mental health professionals, brought me back to center. As a queer person, it took that realignment, to truly SEE and LOVE my body, with respect to the short time I have in it. 

I am an experienced yoga teacher (E-RYT 500, YACEP) with a speciality in meridian yoga therapy, an Acu Detox Specialist (ADS), and a Pilates Instructor. Additionally, I am the co-founder of Humble Warrior along with Lillian Cuthbert, fostering community and self realization through yoga retreats and trainings across the globe. I've had the privilege to co-lead/ contribute to six yoga teacher trainings, and 9 yoga retreats. A forever student, I  am also continuing my study via AASECT recognized Sexual Health Alliance's consultant program. 

My hope is to inspire self-love, sex positivity & compassion for all beings.  


EXPERIENCE Workshops, Trainings, Retreats 

Philosophy Teacher/ Anatomy Teacher Loom Yoga 200hr YTT 2021, 2022, 2023

Anatomy Teacher Daya Yoga, 200hr YTT 2022, 2023

KAMA SERIES: Yoga for Pleasure Various Studios 2021- Present

Soul Stretch: Partnered Yoga & Acu BAAD! 2023

Acupressure & Yin Series YMCA 2022-2023

Warm Orbit: Yoga, Acupressure, Sound Baby Cobra 2023

Acupressure for Sexual Energy Science of Self 2022

Mentoring  Master Class SoS Adv. 300hr YTT 2021

Holistic Health Specialist Onpoint (Harm Reduction) 2021- Present

Yearly Retreats: India, Colombia, Colombia, Italy, Upstate NY & More 


Science of Self 300HR Advanced Meridian Yoga Therapy  +100HR EXTREME Yin & MYT + 50HR Anatomy Training 

Sangha Yoga Institute Yoga Mindset Coaching 

Juan Cortez at Onpoint Nada Auricular Acupuncture Training

Five Lights Center Shiatsu Level 1  

Yoga International w Tiffany Cruikshank 20HR Yoga Anatomy 

Pilates BKLYN Pilates Reformer Training  

Lila Core Pilates 30HR Mat Teacher Training 

Daya Yoga 200HR Yoga Alliance Certification 

Crunch Fat-burning Pilates | YogaSculpt | Iron Mat | Om Hiit 

Sexual Health Alliance (SHA) Sex Consultant/ Coach (in progress)


Holistic Health Specialist OnpointNYC 2021- Present

Host at The Center SAGE (LGBTQ Senior Center) 2016-2020



The Letter, Big Country Blues, The Selfish Ones, 8090,  Miss ConnectedMy Acting Reel 


Kumquat Kelly 


“You have come to earth to entertain and to be entertained.”
Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi

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