Grace Shaver

A Snow Covered Mountain Under the White Sky

Hi, I'm Grace

I have studied dance since age three, fostering a deep appreciation for my body and the movement it's capable of. My fondness for movement developed into a love of yoga, and in December 2019, I completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training. In the fall of 2020 I became a trauma-informed yoga instructor and today my dance and movement work focuses on the connection between mind and body. I am a contemporary dance performing artist and holistic and whole-bodied ballet educator. I am intrigued by how the body can move in the most comfortable and natural way, and my current class offerings focus on connecting my research surrounding trauma and the body to real-life practices. I aim to offer a safe space for one to feel joy and appreciate their abilities.

Aside from dance and yoga, things that bring me joy include hiking, swimming in the ocean, sharing home-cooked meals with friends, and attending live-music gigs. I grew up on the Jersey Shore and briefly lived in Boston before moving to San Francisco in August 2021. I've found a wonderful community here in California, and I'm grateful for the lovely people I know on both coasts.

In addition to my experience in dance and the arts, I write in my spare time and have worked as both an editorial assistant and a music journalist.


2023 - ritual mycorrizhal

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Certified Yoga Instructor

200-hour teacher training with a Yoga Alliance registered school

30-hour continuing education; Trauma-Informed

100+ hours of teaching experience

Current Offerings

In 2020, following my trauma-informed training, I designed a six-week class series titled Yoga for Healing. I first taught this course online, and I'm excited to bring the course to San Francisco in person in February. Prior to the course, I'll be offering a free Yoga for Healing workshop as a part of ODC Month for Dancers' Health. You can RSVP to my workshop here.

For 1-on-1 or small group classes in San Francisco or virtually, please contact me here.

Dancers as People began as a note on my phone in early 2021 when I realized I had encountered abusive practices during my dance training. I have since dedicated hours to researching best practices for dance education in an effort to design a resource that takes into account dancers' personhood and well-being. You can engage with Dancers As People in its entirety at

Ongoing Projects

In early 2023, I (soft!) launched my newsletter Triple M on Substack. Triple M is a platform for my musings, meditations, and other miscellaneous writing. My writing most frequently explores my relationship with the world around me and my spirituality. I'm trying to make sense of things in my life and in my writing, and I invite you to join me as I look for meaning in the mundane and make magic of the everyday.


Youth and Teen Dance Educator

July 2022-present, ODC

San Francisco

Yoga Instructor; Studio Manager

August 2021 - April 2022, Yoga Garden SF/MOXIE


BA in Performing Arts and Social Justice; Dance

2023, University of San Francisco

200-hour RYT

2019, School Yoga Institute

Grace Shaver

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