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Therapeutic Yoga


This class is taught by:

Shelagh McElroy

Shelagh began her practice in 1996 to help alleviate career stress, and began teaching yoga full time in 2001. With a degree in psychology, she brings fun, acceptance, and a down-to-earth, humorous approach to her classes. She tailors her teaching approach in a way that both supports and challenges students.
 
 
 
She is a self-confessed anatomy geek and done extensive studies in Yoga for Scoliosis with Elise Browning-Miller, and international studies in yoga and anatomy with Gary Carter in London, and Peter Blackaby in Windsor, England and Toronto, Canada.

Cheryl King

Cheryl King began practicing yoga and meditation while studying World Religions in college. Upon graduation she traveled to Thailand seeking cultural immersion in the epicenter of Theravada Buddhism. Self-exploration took a backseat to career and family over the next two decades, but a health crisis brought her to a state of utter depletion by age 43. One Friday night in 2007, desperate for help, she tried Chris Green’s Restorative yoga class at DYC seeking relief, and she found it. The Dallas Yoga Center provided the solace and support, the hope and strength to sustain her through this next phase of her life’s journey.
 

In time, yoga and meditation infused all aspects of her life, and eventually led to a career change—after twenty years of teaching British Literature, she retired from academia and currently teaches yoga and meditation full time.

 

Cheryl brings an interdisciplinary approach to her students, combining mindfulness and movement to restore body / mind unity, invite self-discovery, and deepen self-compassion.

 

Drawing inspiration from mentors as diverse as Julliard dance instructor Irene Dowd and MBSR pioneer Jon Kabat Zinn, Cheryl’s approach includes utilizing breath, imagination, and curiosity to encourage a moment-to-moment experience of connection to self and others. Through anatomical alignment and mindful movement, her yoga and meditation practice promotes a radiantly healthy body-mind-spirit.

 

MBSR training, UMASS, Boston, MA, 2017


Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training, Integral Yoga Institute, San Francisco, CA, 2016/2017


RYT 200, Dallas Yoga Center, Dallas, TX, 2015/16


BA, MA Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, 1990/2000

Allows students to re-educate movement patterns, as well as increase body intelligence and awareness with yoga postures. In this class modifications and props are used generously in order to target specific injuries or concerns. Poses are mostly passive with some core stabilization. The aim is to learn how to adapt and modify postures in order to best serve each individual. This class is recommended for those working to recover range of motion from prior injuries, learning how to intelligently re-engage after full recovery from surgery, and older students needing to modify their practice.

This class is appropriate for students who have been released from their doctor’s care and have completed physical therapy. Parameters for participation include: the ability to get up and down off the floor without assistance, freedom from medical devices, and no active disc issues. Students with joint replacements may need a private session prior to joining series to learn modifications specific to their replacement and range of motion.

Please feel free to email or call the front desk for additional information or questions regarding this class and to determine if private instruction, a session with one of our holistic practitioners, or a referral to a physician, is a more appropriate direction for your specific circumstances.
 

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Dec 12 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Shelagh McElroy
  • Thu Dec 13 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Cheryl King
  • Sun Dec 16 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm with Cheryl King
  • Wed Dec 19 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Shelagh McElroy
  • Thu Dec 20 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Cheryl King
  • Sun Dec 23 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm with Cheryl King
  • Wed Dec 26 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Shelagh McElroy
  • Thu Dec 27 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Cheryl King
  • Sun Dec 30 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm with Cheryl King
  • Wed Jan 02 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Shelagh McElroy
  • Thu Jan 03 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Cheryl King
  • Sun Jan 06 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm with Cheryl King