With Cheryl’s passion for lifelong learning and focus for well-being, she started her yogic journey in the early 90’s after a physical way of life in martial arts for 25 years. In search for balance in the daily stresses of life, and managing chronic pain from many injuries, she discovered yoga, meditation and energy awareness training. The melding of these disciplines created a more balanced Mind Body & Spirit approach. With the internal balance & focus that she acquired through karate, her transition to Hatha yoga was a natural progression that led to her incorporating yoga into her daily life. Just as Karate was a way of life for Cheryl, then so became yoga and many certifications to follow;
200hr Hatha in Anand Praksh, Rishikesh, India and 500hr Yoga Therapy, Hot, Yin, Restorative, Advanced Chronic Pain Management, Thai Yoga Massage, Dermo Neuromodulation, Marma Therapy, 10-day Human Dissection training, and is a as a Certified Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapy (C-IAYT).
Cheryl prides herself on being a Holistic Educator no matter the genre she teaches. As a survivor of overcoming severe long-term chronic pain, Cheryl’s love of learning led her to heal her Body and Mind with the power of knowledge and surrender. This led to her obtaining her Provincial Instructional Diploma, (PIDP) and a Masters in Adult Education (MEd) at SFU, specializing in Curriculum Development & Self & Spirit instructional design.
She plans on sharing her creativity in teaching and inspiring healing education through her accumulated Yoga Therapist tools. Her energy of infectious enthusiasm and positive light will hopefully shine the way for the students to learn, grow and heal into the integrated Yoga Therapist they wish to be. She is honored and humbled to be part of the educational faculty of the VSOHA team.
Please visit www.UphillAllTheWay.ca for more info about her intuitive bodywork.