Shayna Silverstein began studying Lotus
under Roy Harrington at age 12, while studying classical ballet. She
was able to achieve brown belt upon her graduation from high school, and
was/is especially interested in Lotus kickboxing. She continued to
sporadically attend Lotus workouts and kickboxing on her visits to Spokane,
and was able to workout briefly with Ajarn Precha while visiting Thailand in
2003 with Roy and other American Lotus students.
pleased to be able to test for and earn her black belt in September 2007
from Roy Harrington. She left the next day to live in Damascus, Syria for two
years on a Fulbright scholarship to complete her PhD in ethnomusicology from
the University of Chicago. Shayna has also studied some capoeira in
Chicago, and has attended Thai boxing gyms in New York City.