Shirley is an American yoga teacher raised on the beaches of southern California. She finds her inspiration in nature and living a simple life in Tuscany. She is a yoga teacher, retreat coordinator, and ayurvedic practitioner, and her daily meditation and yoga practice greatly informs her work as well as her life. In a high intensity and fast paced world, yoga has always been her favorite tool for dealing with daily challenges. Students, clients, and colleagues find her a joy to work with, because along with her talent and passion, she brings a unique equanimity to any situation. Yoga isn’t something she just does, it is something she lives.

In 2015, Shirley greatly deepened her personal practice by completing a yoga teacher training with Steve Ross and Ish Moran at Maha Yoga in Los Angeles, Later that year, she completed a 200 hour yoga teacher training in Ashtanga Vinyasa flow in her beloved Florence with It’s Yoga Firenze  and relocated to Italy. In 2016 Shirley completed It’s Yoga KIDS yoga program and shortly after began teaching kids yoga in Florence, Italy. Currently Shirley teaches yoga in Florence, guides yoga and health related retreats in Tuscany, designs rugs for her growing collection (, and assists private clients with achieving their personal wellness goals.