Sheryl Light

Sheryl Light has been practicing yoga since 1994. With her undergraduate, and graduate work focused on fine art, Sheryl views finding creativity and expressing beauty, paramount in the world. She has been a painter and writer for many years, and using meditation and mindfulness techniques to help bring the ideas, colors, and patterns she is drawn to from within onto the page or canvas.

Teaching Vinyasa yoga since 2001, with thousands of teaching hours, and wisdom from some of the world’s most influential yogis, a certified Life Coach and Mindfulness Trainer, Sheryl brings a comprehensive picture to her teachings. She concentrates on providing her students with the tools to discover equilibrium between body and mind. Mom to 3 adult boys, she is ever the caretaker, nurturer, and organizer of those looking to take their practice to a whole new level.

In her yoga teachings there is a constant playfulness while attempting to free the more subtle spiritual elements of the mind through physical poses, breathing techniques, and meditation.

Sheryl Light instructs the following:
  • 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
  • Open Studio’s 200 Hour Teacher Training meets the requirements to certify its graduates as Registered Yoga Teachers at the 200-hour level (RYT 200) through Yoga Alliance
    In this training students will learn:
    • Technique
    • Sanskrit and English names, benefits, contraindications, and proper alignment for over 100 yoga asanas (poses)
    • Pranayama (breath exercises)
    • Vinyasas (sequences of breath and movement)
    • Kriyas (cleansing techniques)
    • Mantra/chanting
    • Meditation
    • Teaching Methodology
    • Principles of demonstration, observation, instruction, and assisting/correcting
    • Anatomy/Physiology
    • Western anatomy and physiology as it relates to yoga
    • Eastern energy anatomy and physiology (chakra/nadi system)
    • Philosophy, Ethics, and Lifestyle
    • History of yoga
    • Ethics for a yoga teacher
    • Yoga Sutras
    • Art of Yoga
    • Music
    • Sequencing
    • Setting themes and intentions
    • Business of Yoga
    • Resumes and applying for a job
    • Promoting yourself (website, business cards, flyers)
    • Practicum
    • Designing and teaching your own classes
    • Observing other classes and giving feedback

    Tuition: $2,500 ($500 deposit required with application).  Tuition must be paid in full by the start of the 1st weekend to receive the manual.