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Cheryl Ward

Position:Director/Owner/Instructor, Forward Motion Yoga Studio
Experience:E-RYT200 Chopra Certified Instructor of meditation
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, established 2006.

“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.

A 26 year practicing Yogini and a 31 year practicing Meditator, I began Yoga and Meditation to invite inner peace as well as heal some physical challenges. I believe now, more than ever, finding stillness & silence is crucial to our wellbeing and I’m here to help.

Thousands of study hours training with world leaders such as Dr. Deepak Chopra, Eckhart Tolle, Dr. Joe Dispenza, Bob Proctor & Jon Kabat-Zinn enables me to share a wide variety of teachings with my amazing students! I am a Chopra Centre Certified Instructor of Primordial Sound Meditation with additional studies in Ayurveda & Yoga. Further education includes Jon Kabat-Zinn’s 8 week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course as well as Paradigm Shift - The Proctor Gallagher Institute.

When asked what I do for a living, my reply "I teach peace & human awesomeness through Yoga and Meditation every day & I love it!” Witnessing students make sometimes very significant life changes after diving a little deeper into themselves through these teachings is heart warming. I would be honoured to be your guide.

Current areas of interest include the vagus nerve & its impact on our health, our thoughts and their impact on our health & wellbeing and how loving kindness to self matters.

I attempt to bring my own unique style, sense of humour, creativity and compassion to each class, course lesson and coaching session. 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!