January Shannon is a 500 Hour RYT; she has both her 200 and her 300 Hour RYT through BHTTS. January has also logged well over 100 hours with the Baptiste Power Yoga Institute, and has completed Thai Yoga Therapy training with Phoebe Diftler. She has taught over 16,000 students at Indigo Yoga. January spent fourteen years in the classroom as a high school English teacher, so teaching, for her, has been a way of life for a long time. She says, “I thought that being a school teacher would mean that I could step in to teaching yoga pretty easily. I was wrong. I learned that when you teach authentically, the way that Brooke trains us to, you can’t hide behind your knowledge. Embracing that vulnerability was a game-changer for me, both in the traditional classroom, as well as in the yoga studio.”
January is the BHTTS Assistant Director. Throughout training, you will see her in a variety of roles. She is a co-facilitator alongside Brooke throughout the training and is your point-person during the program for anything from what time lunch will be on any given day, to leading your meditation or lecture, to coaching you during your practice and practice-teaching, to being your support contact should you have a problem arise during the program. Students in BHTTS appreciate her relatability, as she has zero problem sharing her struggles she has encountered in her journey if it can help someone else feel more at ease in their own process.