During this time, she says she was fortunate enough to be able to learn from many teachers in the field of yoga therapy including:
Amy Weintraub, Yoga for Anxiety and Depression
Dr. Mark Halpern, Ayurveda
Maria Mendola, Functional Yoga Therapy
Nischala Joy Devi, Yoga of the Heart
Laura Kupperman, Yoga for Cancer Survivors
Neil Pearson, Yoga for Pain Management
Antonion Sausys, Yoga for Grief
As part of her studies with Inner Peace Yoga Therapy, Cheryl was blessed to be able to continue studies with Nischala Joy Devi and completed her 100-hour Yoga of the Heart Program for Cardiac and Cancer Patients. Nischala worked with Dr. Dean Ornish in his research for reversing cardiac disease and developed the stress management portion of his program. Additionally, Nishcala developed yoga programs for the Commonweal Cancer Help Program.
Cheryl was brought to Gentle Somatic Yoga after becoming interested in the work of Thomas Hanna on reawakening the mind’s control of movement, flexibility and healing capabilities of Somatics. As she relayed herself, “this led me to study with James Knight, the creator of Gentle Somatic Yoga.”
Cheryl has certified in all three levels of the GSY 100-hr Program and is currently teaching events and training certification programs as a faculty member for Gentle Somatic Yoga.
Cheryl continues to follow and study with James Knight and now lives in the Oklahoma City metro area near Edmond and Guthrie, OK.