Sea Yoga was established in 2006 with a passion for bringing people closer to their highest selves.
We flow and create shapes with the body, but what is really magical is the transformation that happens underneath the surface. Always encouraging more self-love and a deeper appreciation for the beauty that this life has to offer. You can expect some Bhakti, a little bit of laughter, maybe a curse word here or there, always a meaningful theme and always an opportunity to learn and grow.
Most people say once they experience one class, they’re hooked!
All bodies, shapes and backgrounds are always welcome. Even the ones who claim “I cant do yoga, I cant touch my toes.” We got you! Come find your bliss.
Classes can be taken in person in Myrtle Beach, SC or virtually live-streamed or replays from anywhere in the world!
Shelsea started her yoga journey in 2003 as a teenager. At first, she practiced yoga as a way to stretch and find more peace.
In 2006 she went to live at the Sivananda Yoga Ashram where she was introduced to Yoga Philosophy and the Vedanta tradition.
This is when she really felt a connection with her highest self and realized the healing power of yoga.
After her time at the Ashram she started teaching yoga in New York, and then moved to Philadelphia where she led classes for professional athletes, recovering abuse victims, and people of all different backgrounds. Her time in Philadelphia was spent attending kirtan, learning different modalities, and building her teaching skills all over the city.
in 2014, Shelsea got married to her husband Chris. Shortly after their wedding they moved to the Washington D.C. area. Shelsea taught at AOL and Yahoo Headquarters and many studios in the DC area. in 2016, after their first baby, Kalina, they moved to Myrtle Beach, SC where Shelsea purchased her first Harmonium. She fell in love with chanting and loved playing her harmonium in classes where people had never seen one before. In 2019, after having their second baby, Ayana, they moved to South Florida and 8 months later decided Myrtle Beach was home.
Settling down in Myrtle Beach has been so fulfilling for Shelsea and her family. You can find her leading Yoga overlooking the ocean, under palm trees, in the forest, or on the lake. Her classes weave in storytelling, meaningful themes, humor and words of encouragement. As Ram Dass says "We're all just walking each other home." Shelsea strives to guide people home within themselves, to a place of self acceptance and deep bliss.
Kara is a Licensed Massage Therapist of 17 years with training in over 25 different modalities.
She found yoga while personal training and teaching aerobics in a gym 22 years ago. Her supervisor asked her to fill in for an instructor who was out sick, Kara had no knowledge of yoga. She needed the extra $15 at the time for her growing family, but the universe, aka: God had a different plan. 😉 Little did Kara know how much she would fall in love with the practice.
Eventually, Kara ended up with four children and 500 hours of yoga training, as well as, an inversion addiction. She owned a yoga studio called ‘Hapi Balance’ for a short time in Florence, SC until she moved here to Myrtle Beach, SC where she found her “soul” group. Kara has taught at many local yoga studios in town, yet is passionate about healing, so she currently teaches at ECHO, a rehabilitation center in the heart of Myrtle.
Last year she started up Mobile Massage, LLC by buying a bus to renovate and do massages out of.
Kara is also an artist at heart. As an author & illustrator, Kara captures her story and lessons learned through her books. Six of the eight published are Children’s books that always include yoga poses.
Nikki is a lover of movement and has been raised in the world of movement since a very young age. She has been a certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor for over 10 years. She also owns and is the head coach of Rock Steady Boxing of the Grand Strand where she specializes in a training program specifically designed for people with Parkinson’s Disease.
Her journey started off as a gymnast at 5 yrs old and launched into a beautiful decade of high level conditioning, fitness, acrobatics, and incredible mind-body awareness. She felt HOME at the gym and excelled at a rapid rate. Conquering fears and defying gravity were daily rituals and did not stop there.
When she was 15 she was introduced to the world of modern dance and her life was forever changed again. She attended the American Dance Festival held at Duke University, which is a 6-week dance intensive dance program, where you are completely immersed in the world of modern dance with choreographers from all over the world, live music in each class, teachers from their own worlds sharing with us as students. This is where her life transformed and she gained a new love for conscious, mindful, intelligent dance and her thirst for joy in life was again being filled with the teachings of the language of movement. She felt even more at home with the intense physicality and training and also the people and beliefs in this community were so much more in alignment with her heart more than ever before.
A creator at heart, and with the new found love and savior in dance, she implemented and taught new dance programs at her school. Not only did movement keep her physically fit, it saved her from the effects of depression, something she dealt with from a young age. Not wanting to use medicine to “help her” , movement was the BEST alternative and the most effective. At this time, something inside her KNEW movement in whatever form had to be a forever thing in her life.
Her soul desire is to create a safe and judgement-free environment for people who have the desire to be their healthiest physically, mentally, and spiritually and to respect and love who they are! To feel comfortable feeling strong, worthy, powerful, and release any inhibitions.To find balance in the discomfort and the comfort. To gain the knowledge and mindfulness to be able to enter any class and have the confidence that you will get the best workout and if you walk to the mailbox or sitting in a chair at dinner you will be aware of your body in space and time at every moment.