Teacher Feature: Izzy Shafey

Teacher Feature: Izzy Shafey

Find Izzy teaching Zenthai Massage Flow in the Community Yoga Garden on Sunday February 7th.


12374809_10153316545801167_7428269957411938476_oWho or what inspires you?
 The power of nature inspires me, and the crazier it is the more inspiring!. Something about looking at a massive Ocean wave moving towards you, or the stillness and magnificence of a mountain leaves me wondering how to contribute to this cosmic dance.

What is your favorite quote? “You want to reclaim your mind and get it out of the hands of the cultural engineers who want to turn you into a half-baked moron consuming all this trash that’s being manufactured out of the bones of a dying world.”
― Terence McKenna

What is your morning ritual? Wake up , say thank you to the arbitrary mind behind this universe , stretch randomly , drink a lot of water

What is your favorite season? Summer. Because it’s hot and sunny, and most people look their best and I feel my best. It’s the season that reminds me that every little thing is going to be alright!

What do you like most about the Victoria Yoga Conference? It’s an awesome showcasing of all the amazing yoga , talented teachers and exploration of the highest purest of what our evolution of a species has to offer.


Yoga has been an integral part of Izzy’s journey for the past 8 years. From his own personal maintenance, to teaching Zenthai Massage Flow, he incorporates mindfulness, intention and breath. Izzy Shafey is a Zenthai Shiatsu Therapist. Zenthai Shiatsu is a unique bodywork therapy combining energetic meridian and Traditional Chinese Medicine point work, stretching and fascia work from Traditional Thai Massage, and structural work and mobilization from Osteopathy. Izzy believes that within a mindful and heartfelt bodywork practice there can be a “Yoga of Touch”.