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Therapeutic Yoga


This class is taught by:

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

Mary Kimberlin

Mary is an advanced certified Rolfer, as well as a yoga instructor in the Iyengar and Anusara yogic traditions. Mary has been studying and practicing Structural Integration (Rolfing) for eighteen years, and completed her advanced Rolfing training in Europe in 1999. She has also had additional training in Cranial Sacral and Visceral Manipulation. She has practiced yoga since 1990 and has taught since 1995.

 

Mary's extensive Rolfing background gives her unique insight into the numerous muscular connections which control the mechanical movements of the skeletal frame. In addition to her experience through Rolfing, her own ongoing yoga practice further deepens her understanding of anatomy and the way the body moves within each pose.

 

Through this unique vantage point, Mary's analysis of each individual's patterns enables them to learn how to use their own body to help restore balance and flexibility.

Allows students to re-educate movement patterns, as well as increase body intelligence & awareness. 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 series 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:

  • Sat Oct 20 10:45 am - 12:00 pm with Kachina Abeita
  • Tue Oct 23 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Cheryl King
  • Sat Oct 27 10:45 am - 12:00 pm with Mary Kimberlin
  • Tue Oct 30 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Cheryl King
  • Sat Nov 03 10:45 am - 12:00 pm with Mary Kimberlin
  • Tue Nov 06 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Cheryl King
  • Sat Nov 10 10:45 am - 12:00 pm with Mary Kimberlin
  • Tue Nov 13 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Cheryl King
  • Sat Nov 17 10:45 am - 12:00 pm with Mary Kimberlin
  • Tue Nov 20 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Cheryl King
  • Sat Nov 24 10:45 am - 12:00 pm with Mary Kimberlin
  • Tue Nov 27 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Cheryl King
  • Sat Dec 01 10:45 am - 12:00 pm with Mary Kimberlin
  • Tue Dec 04 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Cheryl King
  • Sat Dec 08 10:45 am - 12:00 pm with Mary Kimberlin
  • Tue Dec 11 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Cheryl King
  • Sat Dec 15 10:45 am - 12:00 pm with Mary Kimberlin
  • Tue Dec 18 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Cheryl King
  • Sat Dec 22 10:45 am - 12:00 pm with Mary Kimberlin
  • Tue Dec 25 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Cheryl King