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Shanie Matthews

C-IAYT Yoga Therapist, 500-hr RYT, Level 2 Meditation Teacher, NASM Trainer

My Happy Path Online Yoga Studio

C-IAYT Yoga Therapist, 500-hr RYT, Level 2 Meditation Teacher, NASM Personal Trainer, Brain Health Coach, Spiritual Counselor, Essential Oil Consultant

Penn Valley, CA
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Recent Reviews
5.0 of 5 (11)
I love My Happy Path Online Yoga Studio. It allows me to do a yoga routine at my convenience and allows me to choose what type of sessions to do. Shanie does a wonderful job of explaining what moves to make and her voice is very calming. I would highly recommend joining My Happy Path Yoga.
Shanie is a wonderful yoga teacher. She guides us through the class with a balance of instruction and silence. The silence allows me to focus on the internal aspects of the practice. Shanie comes to us individually to make contact with a very healing spirit. I am very grateful for her openess and humanity.
Shanie is one of the most beautiful souls on and off the mat. Her instruction in class is always clear and guided with positive energy. She has this wonderful gift to make one feel completely grounded while challenging the mind and body. Shanie’s power and knowledge has been some of the most inspirational in my practice thus far.
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License, Credentials & Experience

Shanie has been helping people for 11 years
IAYT Member
International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT)
YA Member
Yoga Alliance
Bachelor of Arts
Western Washington University
CPR/AED Certified
American Academy of CPR & First Aid
Certified Brain Health Coach
Love Your Brain Yoga
Certified 200 Hour Teacher Training
Ritam Healing Arts
Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT)
Ananda School of Yoga and Meditation
Certified E-RYT 200
Samudra School for Living Yoga
Certified RYT 500
Ananda School of Yoga and Meditation
Meditation Coach & Facilitator
Ananda School of Yoga and Meditation

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Initial consultation
Start with your FREE initial consultation! Together we will find that unique combination that creates your healthiest, happiest you. Looking at you as a whole person -- instead of the dis-ease that is disrupting your life -- we will unravel the underlying causes, allowing your best self to emerge.

Online Yoga Studio Membership
Access over a hundred yoga therapy-based yoga classes available to you anytime, anywhere at my online yoga studio, MyHappyPath.com. Enjoy yoga therapy classes from myself and other world renowned yoga teachers all for $15 a month. New classes are posted monthly.

60 Minute Yoga Therapy Session
This is your customized program and first step into being your happiest, healthiest self. Here’s what you get: 60 minutes of my undivided attention, love and care. We can meet in person at your home or via Zoom. A yoga therapy routine specific to your needs and ready to implement immediately into your life. A custom video of your unique yoga class that you can use anytime, anywhere.


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Practice Locations & Hours

Penn Valley
12703 Turkey Point Circle, 12703, Penn Valley CA 95946, United States
Mon: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tue: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wed: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thu: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Fri: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sun: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Learn More About Shanie Matthews

About me

The worry wouldn't let me sleep.

My beloved family member was deeply in trouble and I was a half a world away. Nothing -- I thought -- could stop the unending chatter of worrisome horror running through my mind.

Something inside me told me to try yoga.

I dedicated 20 minutes a day to myself and within two months that endless chatter of worry had quieted...but something even more substantial was happening...years worth of trauma (both physical and mental) where slowly healing themselves. As a professional Big Mountain skier and guide, my athleticism had given me the idea that I knew my body. But yoga showed me that I had much to learn. And to heal.

Fast forward nearly two decades and yoga has helped me to surmount many health and emotional challenges. From working through the damage caused by bulimia in my teens to healing the trauma caused by impropriety as a child, from healing major head trauma and a broken neck to surmounting a devastating injury that kept me from walking, from moving beyond domestic violence that existed in the majority of my adult love relationships to discovering the source of a deep sadness, yoga has been my guiding light. That true force of wellness that has helped me through the dark times in life.

This gift of life that yoga has given me is the reason that I am a Yoga Therapist.

I know from my own experience the immense healing capabilities that yoga therapy offers, no matter what your challenge.

My Philosophy of Care

Through the tools of yoga therapy, empower the client to discover their own, innate abilities to heal themselves.

What You Can Expect On Your First Visit

From the first moment we work together, the focus is on discovering your healthiest you. We will begin by looking at you as a whole person, instead of the label of your disease, helping you to uncover the underlying cause of why the issue is happening. From that place we will create, together, a customized healing plan, utilizing methods of healing that strengthen the brain, nervous system and your overall sense of wellbeing, empowering you in finding your healthiest, happiest self.

My Inspiration

After over a decade of doing daily yoga and seeing how it had helped heal so many different aspects of my life that other modalities couldn't help, I decided I wanted to become a healing professional.

Having worked in the massage industry, I already felt a calling to help people heal, but integrating those healing principles with the tools and techniques that is yoga therapy, helped me to see that this approach can assist a person in all ways and is available to them anytime, anywhere


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Shanie Matthews Reviews
5.0 of 5 (11)
Shanie is one of the most beautiful souls on and off the mat. Her instruction in class is always clear and guided with positive energy. She has this wonderful gift to make one feel completely grounded while challenging the mind and body. Shanie’s power and knowledge has been some of the most inspirational in my practice thus far.
I love My Happy Path Online Yoga Studio. It allows me to do a yoga routine at my convenience and allows me to choose what type of sessions to do. Shanie does a wonderful job of explaining what moves to make and her voice is very calming. I would highly recommend joining My Happy Path Yoga.
Shanie is a wonderful yoga teacher. She guides us through the class with a balance of instruction and silence. The silence allows me to focus on the internal aspects of the practice. Shanie comes to us individually to make contact with a very healing spirit. I am very grateful for her openess and humanity.
Yoga therapy with Shanie has been such a blessing for me. I had been experiencing pain in my knees and hips with chronic low energy for a long time. Shanie listened to me, and created a program for me that I could easily continue with at home. The benefits have been above and beyond my expectations. One example is that I always thought I had good posture, but this was one of the areas Shanie helped me improve with multiple benefits in other areas including better balance. There is a beautiful intuitiveness about Shanie and the healing atmosphere she creates is calm and joyful. All of the areas I was concerned about have improved significantly and I am very grateful to have found a talented and knowledgeable therapist in Shanie!
I have practiced yoga for many years and I absolutely love being able to take a yoga class that works around my schedule! Shanie is one of the best yoga instructors I have practiced with! She has a wonderful calming energy that radiates as if she was right there with you on your mat!
Shanie is an inspiring teacher. After one of her classes I always feel so connected to my body in a more spiritual way. Her positive energy lets your own inner sparkle shine through.
Shanie brought her great gifts of intuition, wisdom, spirituality, expertise, love and compassion to all our yoga therapy sessions. She joyfully and willingly guided my personal practice for exactly what my body needed in 1:1 and group sessions and even made me personal audios and video to use in my daily practice. She came into my life at a time when I needed deep healing and I am so grateful for all that she offered.
I have had the opportunity to work with Shanie Matthews in a one on one therapeutic yoga setting. I found my time with her very valuable. Due to autoimmune issues, I have high inflammation and muscle cramping that require me to adjust my lifestyle and approach to exercise. Frankly, my recent attempts to start an exercise program have been so frustrating, that I had considered giving up on fitness. Shanie has helped me put together a program that works with my body issues. She has encouraged me towards specific exercises to reduce inflammation and to balance my energy. Shanie has an incredible level of knowledge and is able to combine guidance on breathing, strengthening moves, relaxation poses and energizing. She is generous with her knowledge and quite capable of creating a program customized for my needs. Working in a one-on-one setting has helped me tremendously. I find myself moving forward in my healing journey through her teachings and yoga sequences. If you are looking for therapeutic yoga or even just to get past one problematic body area, I highly recommend sessions with Shanie.
Shanie has such a deep passion for Yoga and helping others that she helped me reach my goals that seemed impossible with other teachers. She was on highly knowledgable about my ailment and had a great bedside demeanor. We need more people like her in the world!
I know many people who are going through yoga teacher training and are currently pursuing teaching yoga. Shanie Matthews isn't just teaching yoga- she is living yoga. Shanie is genuine about her passion for teaching yoga and it exudes from her soul. Shanie has enhanced my practice through mindful instruction and intelligent body awareness. She has truly found her Happy Path and is generous in sharing it with others. I would highly recommend Shanie Matthews for yoga therapy!
Shanie's yoga therapy sessions have been an incredibly beneficial addition to my life. I recently found myself out of practice when I needed it the most. Shanie's sessions are always exactly what I need (how does she do that?!) and are so different than typical yoga classes because she listens to my unique needs. You owe it to yourself to give Shanie a try if you are not feeling healthy in any way. You will be so happy you did.





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