Mt Airy, Maryland -- United States
Gentle Somatic Yoga Certifications:
GSY Practitioner ~ Level 1
RYT500 Yoga Teacher Certification
Sharon has loved exercise since her late teens. Yoga was always an attraction because of a natural flexibility but never having taken a class in a studio before 2012 it was just a way of stretching after weight lifting. After her first in-studio class she left feeling suddenly taller, she was hooked on yoga and became a regular. Before long she knew that yoga was much more than stretching and that she needed yoga in her life every day. She then set out to discover the whole of yoga and enrolled in 200-hour yoga teacher training at Charm City Yoga. Upon completion of her 200-hour training she was drawn to go deeper and went on to enroll in 300-hour yoga teacher training at Yogaworks Baltimore to complete her 500-hour yoga teacher certification.
Noticing that not everyone is built to be able to do all the traditional yoga poses, she found Somatics and began exploring that modality. Ultimately coming across Gentle Somatic Yoga (GSY) and the work of James Knight, she became certified to teach GSY and weaves it into all of her classes.
As of September 2019, Sharon is enrolled as a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) student at Carroll Community College with plans to continue teaching, learning and growing. She will complete the PTA program and graduate December 2020.
Some of the training she has taken is Aerial Yoga, Yoga for Trauma, Gentle Somatic Yoga and traditional hatha yoga teacher training, 500-hour.
Her love of yoga taught her that she will always be a student, even as a teacher. She takes workshops regularly as well as teaching them.
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