BIO / Research

Selina Harris Chief Executive for Sentient Yoga, Registered Yoga Teacher, Yoga Therapist in training,

and Registered Dental Hygienist.  

Selina has been practicing yoga for over 20 years. After attending Yoga Teacher Training it was abundantly clear that teaching yoga would be a large part of her immediate future.  "I went in to the teacher training to help improve myself as a person and as a yogi. After teaching the final hours included in the graduation process, it was indescribable how it felt to help someone physically, and even emotionally, feel better.  Mind, body and spirit are my passion.  Daily learning, reading, and listening in regards to yoga bring me such joy.  But nothing compares to thinking about being able to share what I've learned with others.  Demystifying yoga, taking away the myths, or mayas, is just one of my main goals in teaching yoga."

Dental background:  In 2014 I become a Registered Dental Hygienist.  In the past 5 years of practicing I have suffered from pain many had told me about prior to entering the field.  There are some in the dental field who are fortunate enough to not experience pain in their bodies from their work.  Unfortunately this is not the case for most practitioners. For the majority of us neck, back, and hand pain are the biggest contributing factors toward an unhealthy body, and thus mind, spirit.  Some of the other physical ailments involves eyes, shoulders, wrists, forearms, and even lower body issues from sitting too long. In a continuing education course I recently attended on conscientious eating and systemic inflammation, we learned that "sitting is the new smoking". There is an abundance of scientific western medicine research proving the healing properties of the ancient practice of yoga. 

My specialty is in addressing the dental conditions I am so intimately in tune with. Yoga has improved my personal physical body. My purpose is to share this knowledge and guide this practice for fellow dental professionals.  Yoga brings an awareness to the power we all have within ourselves to change the outcomes, and our reactions to every day life.

Breath work is a fascinating topic with vast amounts of peer reviewed literature proving the benefits of breath work on stress reduction, and even lowering blood pressure.  My hope is to share these articles with you, help you incorporate simple techniques to induce more feelings of well-being, and empower you to be the best you.. Come join me and see what it's all about!"

Please find articles on the next page elaborating on the benefits of yoga for dental professionals.