Yoga 4 You

Friendswood, TX

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

I teach individuals whether in a class setting, private instruction or Yoga Therapy session I am helping individuals. My students are never just a number to me and they are never lost in the crowd. I am always aware of each individual and I know where each person needs an adaption or needs to be encouraged. Even in the middle of a class you are never lost - I am fully engaged in my students at all times. This not only enriches the Yoga experience but also keeps you safe from injury.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Most of all I love that I get to help people every day. Some days I help with physical pain or symptoms of disease, but most often I help people to find laughter and joy. I love that all my students are my friends. I am privileged to be a part of their lives and be there for the good stuff and the bad. I really love the moment when my students get really excited about a Yoga pose or concept and their faces light up. It is a beautiful thing to see someone achieve a pose that they didn't think they would ever do. I am humbled when my students with medical issues tell me that they are finding relief from the chronic pain or swelling. I am so very blessed to be able to be a part of each and every one of my student's lives.
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Location

Friendswood, TX 77546

Years in business

8

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

4

Reviews

5 Reviews
  • Yvonne C. Feb 21, 2016
    Group Yoga Lessons (join a class)
    Verified Review
    Teacher is very friendly and encouraging of all levels of ability. Anyone that is sincerely interested in practicing is welcome. It's an unconventional but fun atmosphere. Cheri is caring, uplifting and dedicated to helping you reach your fitness goal whatever it may be - no judging. She has had returning student that have been with her for years. Very harmonious and close knit group but happily welcome of new comers. Cheri isn't the typical yogi she strives to meet you're needs and be YOUR yogi.
  • Shelly E. Jul 31, 2015
    Group Yoga Lessons (join a class)
    Verified Review
  • Ruth S. Mar 23, 2014
    When I met Cheri I was well into my 60's and in the midst of physical therapy for a torn rotator cuff and resulting frozen shoulder. I had resigned myself to the possibility that ahead of me was a life full of restrictions and limitations. Meeting Cheri was life-changing. She didn't see someone who used to be active; she helped me see that, with the best kind of therapy for me, I could return to the active lifestyle that I love. Her method of teaching yoga, the gentle stretching and the one-on-one sessions I had with her have helped me regain strength and flexibility that I thought were gone forever. During my last checkup with my orthopedic doc, he asked me to show my range of motion with the injured shoulder. Afterwards he said, "That's really great. I can't do that. Keep doing yoga; it's good for you." Yeah, I smile every time I think of that day.
  • Marilyn M. Mar 13, 2011
    Cheri is the kind of yoga instructor that all other yoga instructors would like to imitate. She is not only knowledgeable about what she is doing but doesn't hesitate to share her knowledge with everyone. If you are a beginner she takes her time with you and is always making sure you are doing the pose correctly. if you are more advance she also will challenge you. She makes yoga fun!
  • Mariglyn G. Mar 7, 2011
    Yoga with Cheri is life changing. I have exercised for many years, but Cheri's class added a wonderful new demension to my life. It has improved my balance and flexibility beyond my wildest dreams. I also have noticed increased strength in my core and less joint pain. Cheri is a conscientious teacher who manages to help each student in her class with form and safety. When you do Yoga with Sheri you do it right. Sheri's class are well planned as you build to more difficult challenges. The class time flies by as you are always engaged and challenged. The loyality of her students is a testimony to the quality of her classes. Yoga with Sheri is fun, challenging, and it works!!

Q&A

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I am constantly attending trainings on topics related to Yoga and medical conditions. I also research specific medical conditions when they are brought to me by my students. I also read continiously on new approaches to teaching Yoga and adaptations to poses where appropriate.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I had a frozen shoulder due to stress when my doctor suggested Yoga. I was never a person who worked out or paid much attention to my body - and it showed. But I was in so much pain that I was ready to try it - and over time I fell in love with the practice. I had been practicing Yoga for over 10 years when a good friend asked if I would teach her and her husband because of his pain caused by Osteoarthritis. We did Yoga together twice a week for a year when they strongly suggested I teach others. It has been a long journey to where I am now, but the driving motive has always been sharing with others how Yoga can change your future for the better.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I teach multiple group classes in Friendswood and Webster each week. I also work privately with students if they prefer. I provide Yoga Therapy for those who are dealing with health issues such as cancer, sciatica, chronic pain etc. I also offer workshops on many topics such as torn rotator cuff injury, meditation and stress management.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
First and foremost look for an instructor has been certified by a reputable certifying program, Yoga Alliance is the most recognized certifying body in our field. Ask if you can attend the first class at no charge to see if the instructor is right for you. During the class notice if the instructor is walking around the class rather than just leading the class from the front. Too many people hurt themselves in Yoga class because the teacher was not paying close attention to each student's body alignment or worse pushed students beyond their abilities at that time. Most of all, make sure the class suites YOU and what YOU want. Understand that there is a relationship that you should have with your Yoga instructor that goes beyond the exchange of money.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
People often associate Yoga teachers with the image of a person who floats through life with a care free attitude. In reality most of us are very dedicated and disciplined. My training is very rigorous and extensive in anatomy, philosophy, neuroscience, medical conditions, etc. I spend most of my time studying and learning so I can be the best teacher I can be.