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Cheryl Ward

Position:Director/Owner/Instructor, Forward Motion Yoga Studio
Yoga and meditation!!
"There is nothing more amazing to calm the mind, soothe the body and free the spirit.” says Cheryl Ward E-RYT, Big Cheese, Forward Motion Yoga Studio. "

“Your life is unique. Live in an authentic & extraordinary space.” This was the motto used in Cheryl’s first passion….decorative painting, a faux finishing business which she ran successfully for more than 16 years. She attributes the physical practice of Yoga, and the pranayama (breath work) taught in Yoga for sustaining such a long lasting, very physical career. Cheryl is the Director of the Forward Motion Yoga Studio which opened it’s doors in 2006.

A 21 year practicing Yogini and a 27 year practicing Meditator, I began Yoga and Meditation to invite inner peace as well as heal some physical challenges. I hold the recognized Yoga Alliance North American 200-hour teaching certificate in Ashtanga-Hatha Yoga from Balanced Life Yoga.

Thousands of study hours training with world leaders such as Sean Corne, Monica Voss, Shasta Townsend, Michael Siddall, Jennifer Reis & Leslie Kaminoff enables me to share a wide variety of teachings with my amazing students! From 2009 to present moment, I had/have the absolute pleasure and honour to be trained by Dr. Deepak Chopra and Dr. David Simon of the Chopra Centre in Carlsbad, California in Primordial Sound Meditation, Ayurveda & Yoga. I hold the recognized Chopra Center Certified Instructor title. Fairly recent studies were through Naomi Nurgitz, Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness and Stress Reduction 8 week teachings. And most recently, thorough studies with Bob Proctor of the Proctor Gallagher Institute. Bob has been studying and teaching personal development for more that 57 years! He is a master indeed and I now have the privilege of helping others through his teachings as well as all of the others listed above. Very fortunate!

I attempt to bring in my own unique style, sense of humour, creativity and compassion to each class. I embrace the yogic philosophies, aiding students in finding that “feel good” place within themselves…..hence….

" Your life is unique.
Live in an authentic & extraordinary space".

Cheryl has lived and worked and raised her family here in the community of Markham since the age of 8!