Shyla was born and raised on Treaty 4 Land in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada and is proud to be a 2021 graduate of Indra Yoga Institute.
Her journey began by chance in 2013 when a friend asked her to join a yoga class. Six years later she found herself immersed in a 200 hr YTT, diving into the depths of her body, mind, and spirit.
For as long as she can remember, Shyla was embarrassed to be Indigenous. Yoga has brought her to a place of acknowledging and embracing the essence of who she really is, an Indigenous woman. It has allowed her to really step into her power, her truth, and come home.
In the summer of 2020, a chance encounter with another yogi from her reserve gave her the opportunity to visit Sioux Valley Dakota Nation for the very first time. Since then, Shyla is committed to a lifelong journey of reclaiming her culture and identity.
Shyla weaves tools such as the Medicine Wheel, and plant medicine into her offerings as a way to show how one can find balance through the ceremony of yoga.
Teaching Indigenous Communities and Residential School survivors is part of her mission. She strongly believes this modality should be accessible and available to all.
She has been blessed to offer yoga at the First Nations University of Canada, Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Sask. Urban Native Teacher Education Program (SUNTEP), All Nations Healing Hospital, Saskatchewan Gaming Corp, Indigenous Services Canada, White Raven Healing Center and Connected North.