NY Guides – Shelly Zagor

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Shelly Zagor

Shelly Zagor is a yoga teacher, yoga therapist, massage therapist and nutritional health coach. A consummate learner and professional, her approach is to get to the heart of the matter in a coaxing, nurturing and effective way. She loves to use props! In the yoga practice, as it helps all of us find our ease, balance, and most expansive selves. Shelly believes we are seeking wholeness, balance, ease, and support and healing.



(500 RYT), 200 HR Teacher Training Certificate (Pure Yoga), 350 HR Yoga Therapy (Prema Therapeutics) – 100 HR therapeutics 1 and 2, 50 HR Core Therapeutics, 100 HR practicum (still in progress), 100 HR Mentorship with Jon Witt in slow flow, basics, alignment, and therapeutics (Pure Yoga), Certified Health Coach- IIN, NYS Licensed Massage Therapist- Swedish Institute.



Yoga specialties include Iyengar inspired teaching, therapeutic yoga sequencing, restorative, yin, meditation, yoga nidre, as well as teaching a flow Vinyasa sequence. I work best with beginners, injuries, and people who want to refine the practice. Power Vinyasa junkies are not my students.


What is your greatest accomplishment?
I was all set to answer the question in a specific way but I decided by doing that I would limit my accomplishment! As a student, the thing that makes me most happy is the ability to find stillness during the day. It’s moving meditation and it’s pretty cool.


Who do you admire and why?
SHHHHH! I admire my 20-year-old son. He has an amazing sense of what’s really important to him in his life. He is a free thinker, creative, and very intelligent. He has an ability to see things in a very realistic yet idealistic way. Very refreshing! He has strong beliefs and is not afraid of acting on them!


What traits in others are you attracted to?
Compassion, humor, kindness, listeners, intelligence, open mindedness, creativeness, transparency, and humbleness.


If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would it be and who would it be with?
Hmmmmmm! So many choices! I love traveling! I have been to Rome three times and love the food and the people! Although there is chaos (just watch the way the Romans drive), yet here is this relaxed feeling. Chaotic yet it makes sense. I could be happy with pasta and gelato every day! And, of course being surrounded by the history.


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