Thomas Slattery’s study of Yoga and Barre was a natural extension of his career as a dancer. Although Tom was schooled as a chemist, he was able to discover dance while in college, and hasn’t looked back since. Tom has had the opportunity of studying with many great teachers who have both educated and inspired him to share the wonderful benefits of movement with others. Tom is a master yoga practitioner, artist, and dedicated fitness advocate. He has incorporated influences from several different yoga systems along with his passion for dance and the capabilities of the human form to develop his unique approach. He has been a professional dancer for many years including seven spent in Paris performing with a leading cabaret. While in Europe he studied art and design. His work as an artist has evolved with his passion for yoga and the balance it brings to his life. Tom’s knowledge of body mechanics and the workings of the human mind make him a truly unique facilitator of that which he teaches. Tom strives to lead students in a practice that is revitalizing, restorative, and motivating. His supportive style of instruction and enthusiastic sense of humor consistently leaves his students refreshed, thoughtful, and smiling.
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.
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