St. Mary's Wellness Coordinator - Passionate about Women's Health
We are pleased to introduce Helen Emge Shymanski, E-CYI, CHC, Certified Yoga Instructor and Integrative Health Coach, as our Wellness Coordinator. Helen received her B.A. in Economics and Psychology at Duke University. Through her career, she has worked in the for-profit business areas of marketing and banking, the not-for-profit sector with The United Way of America, and for the last 14 years as a Body, Mind, Spirit Health & Wellness Instructor and Facilitator.
Having taught yoga, pilates and mindfulness to 350-600 classes each year for the last ten years, Helen holds certifications and has been trained in a wide variety of Body, Mind, Spirit modalities.
Sharing gifts of body, mind, spirit practices is a joy, a passion and vocation of Helen's. Helen is a warm, energetic Health and Wellness speaker, educating and engaging audiences since 2004. She is a beloved yoga instructor in the Tri-State Region, with having taught thousands of students over her 14 years of teaching experience. Helen's first yoga certification was in 2000, her first health coaching licensee program through The Institute of HeartMath™ in 2003. Helen has pursued a variety of additional training through the years, including completing her Integrative Health Coaching professional training at Duke University Medicine Complex in North Carolina in 2010, and a certification through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in 2013.
Come experience a group or individual Body-Mind-Spirit session with Helen, as well as our other Wellness Center instructors.
"I look forward to every yoga class because there are no two ever the same, and I always feel better physically and spiritually when I leave. Helen is a true professional who is passionate about the benefits of pilates and yoga. She encourages everyone no matter what level they are on."
"Helen is a deeply present and grounded individual. She is wise, caring, insightful and creative in her Integrative Health Coaching. She takes a strong stand for those she supports and is rigorous in challenging beliefs and habits that get in their way. She does this with warmth, compassion and humor. I strongly recommend her to anyone looking for an excellent health coach."