Shannon Brendel

Hi, my name is Shannon. I added yoga to raising 3 kids, 2 dogs, running, biking and striving to keep fit 2 years ago. Its been a great addition to my life giving me focus and clarity but also strength and endurance. I seek to teach people in an authentic, approachable way. I would love to help guide you in classes at Heat Yoga! Shannon completed her 200 hour yoga certification through YogaWorks in June 2012.


Shannon Brendel instructs the following:
  • HEAT C

  • HEAT C is a set sequence of postures linking breath and movement (vinyasa), this class moves at moderate pace. This class differs from our Heat A or Heat B by offering 4 different peak pose options. The set poses will change based on the peak pose chosen by your teacher. Classes begin with warm up movements (Sun Salutations) while cultivating awareness of breath control. The series of postures improve flexibility, strength, posture, balance and mind-body awareness, while enjoying a deep sense of calm. The heat allows for a safe, deep loosening of the muscles and joints, mobilizes and strengthens the spine and stimulates and detoxifies the internal organs. Emphasis on balance and strengthening core, twists, chest muscles.
    Peak pose may include arm balancing, inversions, and deep back bends with detailed cuing to help the newest yogi as well as a yogi veteran wanting to know another way to enhance their practice. This is a great option to lead you into more advanced classes like Intermediate, Power Vinyasa Flow or Rocket.

  • HEAT B
  • HEAT B is a set sequence of postures linking breath and movement (vinyasa), this class moves at moderate pace. Classes begin with warm up movements (Sun Salutations) while cultivating awarness of breath control. The series of postures improve flexibility, strength, posture, balance and mind-body awareness, while enjoying a deep sense of calm. The heat allows for a safe, deep loosening of the muscles and joints, mobilizes and strengthens the spine and stimulates and detoxifies the internal organs. Emphasis on balance and stregthening core, twists, chest muscles.  Vary comparable to HEAT A Classes.

    Appropriate for student at ALL levels can create their own physical intensity by choosing offered modifications and variations every practice you attend


  • Candlelit Flow
  • Candlelight flow-our newest class!
    Unwind from your day bathed in candlelight while you move and breathe to slower flow class. The end of the class has some longer holds for a more restorative ending to your day. And of course a longer Svasana is featured to allow you to completely let go.

  • Yoga Sculpt
  • This fun yet challenging class is a fusion of yoga and strength training. Though intense, this class is designed for all fitness levels and ages.
    Sculpt will tone and shape your body by targeting major muscle groups through anaerobic movements and compound training.
    You will need to bring your own set of 2-4 lbs. dumbbell weights and a mat to class. Be prepared to have fun, sweat and move your body!!