Movement Practitioner & Energy Healer
Shannon Hershman earned her biology degree from La Roche College in 2001 while simultaneously dancing professionally. She performed with various ballet and jazz companies from 2001-2013. Shannon was diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis, an autoimmune disease, in 2001. At the time, multiple doctors said it was incurable and that she would be on medication for the rest of her life. If left untreated, it could cause blindness and spinal fusion. Thankful that she danced professionally, movement and pain management techniques kept her going for the next 12 years. In pursuit of modalities that would ease chronic pain, she became certified in Pilates Mat, TriggerPoint Foam Rolling, BASI™ Comprehensive Pilates Program. Yamuna Body Rolling®, and Yamuna Foot Fitness®. In 2013, at the age of 30, Shannon was determined to find a permanent solution to her disease. She began researching and soon discovered the power of a low fat, whole food plant-based diet. Her symptoms were completely gone in just a few weeks and she was permanently off medication within 1 month. She remains in remission to this day.
Fueled by the misinformation given to her and discovering the power within herself to heal, Shannon became devoted to helping others. Since then her continuing education has been extensive. She holds a Plant Based Nutrition Certification from eCornell. Shannon is a Level 2 Frederick Stretch Therapist. Shannon is also a certified Level I & II Usui Holy Fire® Reiki Instructor and Craniosacral Therapist. She is also Quantum Catalyst Healer. Shannon has taught dance for over 20 years and is the co-director of the Junior Company at Hinsdale Dance Academy. Her choreography has been featured multiple times in the top 12 of the Youth America Grand Prix.
Shannon believes each person has a Master Healer within themselves to become whole again. The mind, body, and spirit are interconnected with each other and those around us. Let Shannon inspire you to find your sense of purpose and to achieve health & wellness.
Shannon has shared her journey and expertise in various podcasts. To learn more about her experiences and insights, check out these podcast appearances Cultivating Your Inner Healer and Cultivating Your Inner Healer Pt.2.