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Shannon Roche

Shannon's experience developing and running large-scale community and coalition-building efforts is critical to advancing the service goals of Yoga Alliance and Yoga Alliance Foundation. As COO, Shannon is helping lead the association's efforts to help ensure everyone has the right to practice yoga free from abuse, harassment, and manipulation. Before joining the association in late 2017, Shannon spent 10 years starting and growing organizations to fill critical capacity gaps in the progressive movement, including the Democracy Alliance, where she helped build from inception into one of the country’s largest drivers of activist progressive philanthropy. Shannon has been practicing yoga for 18 years and lives in Washington, DC with her husband and two children.