Shila Tirabassi LaGrua began teaching yoga after graduating from The Juilliard School to supplement her income as an internationally touring modern dancer. She received her Yoga Teacher training in 2004 from Cyndi Lee at OM Yoga Center in New York where she later taught for many years and developed the Core Yoga program. Shila has also completed trainings in Restorative Yoga, Pilates, Thai Yoga Massage, Pre-natal fitness, Personal Training, and Massage Therapy, to name a few. Her interest in the body led her to study a groundbreaking form of bodywork called Neurosomatic Therapy developed by Paul St. John. She quickly became a Senior Therapist at the St. John–Clark Pain Treatment Center in Clearwater, FL where she had a successful practice for 5 years. She now owns her own practice, called Body Center St. Pete, where she integrates Neurosomatic Therapy with functional movement derived from Pilates, Yoga, and the Schroth Method (for scoliosis). Shila teaches anatomy for Yoga Teacher trainings across the country, and has developed a curriculum for Therapeutic Exercise where she is currently on the faculty at The Center for Neurosomatic Studies. She loves to blend all her disciplines into her practice to educate her clients on how to be in balance through functional movement and self-care.