Author: Shayla Vaughan, RYT200, CYT500, CNP

Shayla Vaughan, RYT200, CYT500, CNP, is a trauma-sensitive yoga teacher, who has studied yin-yoga, functional movement, and trauma. She is also a holistic nutritionist, specializing in nutrition and mental health and can be reached at Your Movement Therapy or at Shayla’s path has not always been wellness-focused. After pursuing a career in broadcasting and film, Shayla’s mom passed away unexpectedly, and the loss led her to drastically change her outlook and life direction. Since then she’s devoted herself to learning about and utilizing the mind-body connection to help others heal, both on and off the mat. Her students learn real-life tactics to cope with depression, anxiety, PTSD, and addiction—things Shayla struggled with herself prior to her journey with yoga and wellness. Along with teaching trauma-sensitive yoga and offering personalized nutritional advice, Shayla is working toward becoming a licensed counselor.