Shirley Pastore McCormack, About

A growing number of people are chronically tired, stressed, sick or in pain.
• Eleven percent of Americans experience chronic pain.
• Seventy percent of American adults have experienced a traumatic event – and 20% will go on to develop PTSD.
• Over 40% of Americans suffer insomnia due to chronic stress.
• Over 16% of American adults have physical challenges.

The mind-body-spirit connection is a powerful one. Chronic stress can create or amplify pain, inflammation and “weird symptoms.” The good news is, they don’t have to rule your life.

Conditions I’ve worked with:

  • Chronic stress
  • Highly sensitive people
  • Traveling or chronic pain
  • Unmanaged perfectionism
  • Insomnia
  • Eating disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Parkinson’s disease (InMotion)
  • Stroke
  • Impaired mobility (sports injuries, tight muscles, frozen shoulder, SI Joint Dysfunction, etc.)
  • Impaired balance
  • Arthritis

Since 2012, I’ve taught adaptive and gentle yoga, mindfulness and guided meditation in Greater Cleveland. I integrate mind-body techniques that people can transfer to their daily living. Trained by two psychologists, my teachings are also trauma-sensitive. Personal safety and client choice are always a priority. Join me to harness your stress and pain levels. Together, we will tailor your personal plan.

You always have options

  • Do you want to restore movement or learn how to creatively move?
  • Do you want to learn different mindfulness techniques?
  • Do you want to learn to meditate?
  • Do you want to target simple everyday cognitive or creative tasks that will help you “find your center?”

Let’s Talk

I teach, I present, I coach. What do you or your organization need? We can figure that out.

“Find your center” with techniques that are empowering, soothing and easy to learn. My methods align with the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health’s definition of mind and body practices.

Clients and Organizations

  • College students
  • Teens
  • Teen athletes
  • Working professionals
  • Cuyahoga Community College
  • Breakthrough Schools
  • St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
  • Christ Episcopal Church
  • InMotion
  • Heights Christian Church
  • YogaReach


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