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Lucille AllenStudio Founder and SHYW Co-Founder

What year did you first start practicing yoga?

Was there any particular reason you started practicing yoga?
My brother talked me into my first class after spending the day in a pub. It wasn’t pretty. I went back later because I threw out my back and needed relief.

Favorite posture and why?
I love all the poses equally, but I need the back strengthening series most to help heal my lower back.

Why do you currently practice this yoga?
I absolutely love the way I feel when I have a regular practice. I feel strong and healthy and able to take on the world!

What do you love about teaching yoga?
There’s no better job in the world. It’s truly my vocation. I love watching people make connections – you can see so much joy (yes, there’s joy in the hot room) when people have a breakthrough, or they understand the relationship between muscle groups or simply have the ability to focus on one thing during their time in the hot room. I absolutely love giving people the space and time to heal themselves.

Two things most people don’t know about you?
I traveled alone across Patagonia.
I was on the ski team in college.

Yoga Training

Bikram Yoga Teacher Training, Fall 2008
Tony Sanchez Teacher Training, November 2013
Sterling Hot Yoga Works TT1, Summer 2014
RYT 200 Hour
Inferno Hot Pilates, June 2016


B.A., Rhetoric, University of California, Davis
M.A., Communication Studies, California State University, Sacramento


Roseville, CA

Favorite Pose

All of them!


Travel, spending time with the pack of four