Cheryl has been practicing Yoga for over 25 years. She is certified E-RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance and is a 1000 C-IAYT professional yoga therapist, recognized by the International Association of Yoga Therapists (http://www.iayt.org/). She earned her 200-RYT yoga teaching certification at Marianne Wells Yoga School and completed her 800-hour certification in Yoga Therapy with Joseph LePage's Integrative Yoga Therapy school, now part of the Kripalu School of Yoga. Beyond that, Cheryl has studied Trauma-informed Yoga and yoga techniques for depression and anxiety. She has over 1500 hours of training in yoga therapy, and is currently continuing her studies in the Gitananda Yoga tradition with Dr. Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani.
Cheryl is trained in massage therapy and is a Level 3 Reiki Master. She worked for 2 years as a personal assistant to a client with Multiple Sclerosis and has led stretch and yoga classes for Seniors. She brings her understanding & experience working with different bodies to her practice.
Cheryl believes firmly that Yoga is for Every Body! She can design and lead a practice for clients ranging from Senior Citizens to Athletes. Cheryl specializes in Yoga for Better Balance, Yoga for Arthritis, Yoga for Dementia Care, Yoga for Cancer Survivors and Yoga for Caregivers.
She teaches the traditional 8-limbed or Ashtanga/Raja yoga based on the Yoga Sutras, and brings all 8 limbs into her teachings, including Mindfulness and Meditation. She is available to teach classes or workshops at your school, church or place of business. She also offers private classes, movement therapy & Reiki healing for individuals, couples and groups.
Cheryl currently teaches online yoga and meditation classes for veterans at the VA Medical Center in DC.
*The yoga therapy components of my teaching are based on my study with Joseph Le Page's School of Integrative Yoga Therapy, recognized by the International Association of Yoga Therapists, as well as other trained yoga therapists, not derived from my status as a registered teacher with Yoga Alliance. I completed the Memorial Sloan Kettering Yoga for Cancer program in September 2017. I have had extensive training beyond that of a 500-RYT to qualify me to work therapeutically to help people achieve holistic health, including my training in massage, Reiki and herbal & wild plant medicine.