IAYT continues to work to educate the public, including potential clients and healthcare providers, about our profession. The board of directors and standing committees have recently updated IAYT’s official definition of yoga therapy to clarify the role of individual assessment and goal setting in the therapeutic relationship. Yoga therapy is the professional application of the principles and practices of yoga to promote health and well-being within a therapeutic relationship that includes personalized assessment, goal setting, lifestyle management, and yoga practices for individuals or small groups.
The goals of yoga therapy include:
- Eliminating, reducing, or managing symptoms that cause suffering
- Improving function
- Helping to prevent the occurrence or reoccurrence of underlying causes of illness
- Moving toward improved health and wellbeing
- Yoga therapy also helps clients/students change their relationship to and identification with their condition.
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Cheryl Walters has been teaching and sharing the gifts of yoga since 2001. She is a Yoga Therapist, certified by the International Association of Yoga Therapists and has been the director and lead instructor for Yoga Intensive Studies Programs and Yoga teacher training for Yoga Alliance locally for over 13 years. She has trained over 100 yoga students to become yoga teachers and continues to mentor yoga teachers and yoga students Worldwide.
What separates Cheryl from other yoga mentor’s is her credibility & 20 years of experience with teaching yoga to different populations (Yoga for Vets, 12 Step Yoga, Yoga for M.S, PTSD & Trauma survivors, Healing from Body Image & Disordered Eating through yoga) and her years of being a successful professional yoga teacher and studio owner. Her guidance is rooted deeply in the belief of everyone’s infinite potential for greatness, never doubting the power of LOVE and never forgetting that our birthright is JOY!
Cheryl’s life has been deeply enriched by the many gifts of yoga and has studied several styles of yoga, but always finds herself returning to the powerful method of Anusara Yoga. Cheryl’s knowledge is expansive covering yoga therapy, physical adjustments, universal principles of alignments, asanas and yogic philosophy. EVER YOGA CLASS WITH CHERYL FEELS LIKE A MASTER CLASS. She has been in the field of integrated therapies and body-centered therapies along with addiction counseling for more than 35 years. She has impacted hundreds of people’s lives on and off the mat.
Her teaching style is straight from her heart and full of compassion, depth and Grace. Cheryl shines with her joy for life and love of people. She is passionate about the transformation that exists for everyone within the practice of yoga. Cheryl has a remarkable gift for inspiring everyone around her to live and be their fullest potential, celebrating the beauty of life in all its diversity.
Cheryl truly believes and has decades of experience to live the statement: Yoga is for EVERYBODY. Her knowledge and expertise ranges from Kids Yoga, 12 Step/Recovery Yoga to wheelchair and Chair Yoga. Mommy & me to prenatal yoga offerings privates or groups.
Cheryl is always available to communicate via phone, email or text
Call with any question or need: 928-499-1553
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