Sheryl Grunde 

      Sheryl is a mindfulness based somatic counselor, working with couples and individuals to learn self acceptance, use clear communication, and make healthy lifestyle choices.  She has been conveying her love for the lifelong practice of yoga since 2000.  Her life perspective, intricate knowledge of the body, and compassionate heart continue to inspire her students and clients to reach further, learn more, and love deeply.  They experience compassionate feedback and warm encouragement to grow, while learning practices that improve relationships with themselves and others.  Sheryl's approach honors the innate wisdom of each unique human experience,  body and spirit.

      Sheryl earned her B.A. in Human Development at UCSD in 1998 and has been studying somatic psychology, the overlap of mindfulness, movement, and compassion, since then.  She works with couples and individuals to rewire conflict and find greater balance and peace in their lives. The foundation of her yoga practice began in 1996 with the specific alignment of Iyengar Yoga, and she went on to become a certified teacher in Ananda Yoga in 2000, completing Anusara Teacher Training as well in 2004.  She has spent ten years studying and practicing Traditional Thai Massage, and has helped deliver over 100 babies as a doula.  She continues to find new ways to share the yoga practice that keeps her feeling balanced and inspired.

photo by Bonnie Al-Rifai