Founder of Shafa Yoga Center
Director of Shafa Yoga Teacher Training
The Shafa Yoga Center was founded and is directed by Newsha S. Mobin. She has studied both Western and Eastern Medicine and understands the importance of the mind-body-spirit connection.
Newsha’s background, previous training and work experience of integrating both conventional and complementary medicine practices directly inspired her to establish the Shafa Yoga Center in San Diego, California.
She studied 4-year Master degree of science in Traditional Oriental Medicine which includes the practice of Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Nutrition and Bodywork Therapy. She is also in the process of becoming a Naturopathic Medical Doctor and will be a primary care physician who specializes in Naturopathic Medicine.
Newsha has studied many fields because she wants to get a wider view of the life. Every one of her degrees brings more beauty to her life. She is an experienced practitioner who guides her clients through self-exploration in order for them to reach their goals and dreams to achieve a healthy body, healthy mind and happy life.
Michele Good started practicing yoga to manage her shoulder pain. She was a person who disliked exercise, associating it to stress, pain and frustration. Then she met Newsha, and her world changed.
Through yoga, she learned that in order to heal oneself, you need to take into account all aspects of your life, the physical, the mental and the social. As well as learn the importance of listening to the body and taking things one day at a time. With Newsha's guidance, Michele experienced the physical healing and mental calming effects of yoga, resulting in a strong respect and appreciation for the practice. This led to her desire to become a yogini. Michele completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in Hatha Yoga and Yoga Therapy with Shafa Yoga in November 2011, and is excited to help others and share her knowledge and experience, while she is on her own journey to continue learning, growing and healing. She is also a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance, RYT 200, and is enrolled in a Massage Therapy Program to enhance her education in holistic therapy.
Outside of Shafa Yoga, Michele tries to balance yoga with working full time as a Gemologist. This profession has given her the opportunity to work internationally throughout Asia, spending much of her time in India.
Lori is practicing yoga with Newsha over the last three years to help with arthritis pain, and stiffness from the natural aging process. She was searching for something that she could enjoy that was healthy and spiritual. She found that Yoga was exactly what she was looking for. Practicing Yoga was a life altering experience for her. Lori became aware of the benefits in many areas of her life, and felt compelled to share this information with others that were interested.
Due to the recent loss of her only child in 2012, Lori is specializing in Yoga Therapy that is highly effective for recovery from Grief and Loss, Survivors of Suicide, and Bereaved Parents. Other areas of expertise will be Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA).