Shoshana Hebshi is a freelance writer and editor with nearly 15 years of professional experience in newspapers, magazines and nonprofit communications. She has written on various topics, including the environment, politics and lifestyle and has had essays published in the anthologies Bare Your Soul: The Thinking Girl's Guide to Enlightenment and Chick Ink: 40 Stories about Tattoos-And the Women Who Wear Them. Her work has also appeared in various publications, including Yahoo! News and interfaithfamily.com
Shoshana has been practicing yoga since 1999 and teaching since 2010. She began teaching coworkers during lunchtime and now teaches in various locations around northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan. Her students include teachers, retirees and athletes. Shoshana believes everyone, no matter what level of physical fitness, can benefit from including yoga in their lives. She brings a perspective of openness to her classes and to her writings about yoga. She also provides insights to poses and yoga philosophy.
As an athlete, Shoshana has seen the importance of leading an active lifestyle. From improved health to a positive outlook and mental clarity, Shoshana believes that exercise does not have to be punishing and should be fun. Shoshana played varsity vollegyball and softball in high school and has since taken up triathlon. She enjoys building her endurance through running, cycling and swimming, and also incorporates a healthy regimen of yoga to strengthen and stretch muscles. Shoshana provides tips in her writing on fun ways to incorporate activities into your everyday life, whether it's spotting a trail to run or breaking down some strengthening moves to do at home.
Shoshana fell in love with San Francisco during a family trip the summer before her freshman year of high school. She followed her heart after college and began living in the city and working as a journalist. During her years living in San Francisco she felt truly at "home." While temporarily on "hiatus" from life in San Francisco, she returns frequently. One of Shoshana's favorite pastimes is to provide travelers with tips on interesting places to eat and drink, parks and neighborhoods to visit, and walks to take around this incredible city.
When Shoshana isn't writing or teaching yoga, she cares for her identical twin boys and maintains the household while her husband completes his medical training in northwest Ohio. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her friends and family and exploring new places.