Shahar is a Licensed Social Worker with a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work from New York University and postgraduate training in Psychoanalysis and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, a well-respected prenatal yoga teacher and a certified Movement Analyst from the Laban Institute. She has worked with pregnant women, their families and birth community in New York City for a decade. Shahar’s unique movement/mind approach helps her clients de-stress, bring positive change both physically and mentally, and create balance in their lives. She sees clients for therapy at her private practice, TrueThriver in midtown Manhattan and see clients at their home for yoga sessions.


Shahar has served as a senior faculty member at Pratt Institute in the Integrative Mind and Body Program. In 2012 she was honored with the Pratt Institute Faculty Development Award. Shahar was invited to share her work at the TEDxNYU in 2013, where she talked about the relationship between movement and happiness. Shahar made a valuable contribution in the Birthing community in New York City on the topics of anxiety, perinatal depression, trauma, mood disorders and movement.She is also a contributor to the online platform A Child Grows in Brooklyn

"Being able to take private classes with Shahar was the missing piece in a time of need, a time of reflection and evolving awareness. She provided the most trustworthy environment I had found myself in a long time. A place to re-connect mind , body and soul while running parallel with the depth of psychological guidance and exploration. New horizon's where able to come to surface again. A gift that I am utterly thankful for".    Trixie W., client.