Vanessa Shim

Vanessa Shim

Vanessa is a Guest Presenter for TEDxFolsom REIMAGINE 2023 

Vanessa began her journey into life-changing yoga, meditation, and fitness over thirteen years ago.  She started with a background in nursing before becoming a full-time mother to her two children, who are now wonderful and busy teenagers.  She found that pursuing an interest and practice in yoga, meditation, mindful eating, and fitness enhanced her life, and provided grounding, purpose, and a path to help others.  It has also led her to start her own creative business crafting yoga jewelry utilizing Etsy.

Vanessa started taking Yoga classes for herself and then moved quickly into training and teaching.  Her love of teaching would lead her to take and assist in over one thousand hours of training in yoga and meditation.  She has taught classes from Hot Power Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Yin, Meditation, Chair Yoga, Slow Flow, Yoga in the Park, Family and Kids Yoga, led yoga retreats in Tahoe and Napa, Women’s Circles, and a variety of Workshops, through several Yoga studios in the Folsom and El Dorado Hills areas.

She has taught thousands of Yoga classes and is currently the Yoga Boutique Manager at Lifetime, Folsom. Vanessa is an Elite Yoga Teacher with Lifetime and has been a Leader and featured Teacher for Lifetime Livestream and On-Demand Yoga classes for the Lifetime App. She has also been filmed in Minnesota and New York for instructional and promotional Lifetime videos.

Vanessa believes that anyone and everyone can live to their highest potential through the mindful practice of yoga and meditation. She continues to train, coach, and mentor Yoga Teachers while providing an environment of support, love, connection, encouragement, and inspiration for her students and teachers at Lifetime, as well as the surrounding Yoga community.