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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 Yogi 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.

Thousand of Yoga, meditation & self-development study hours training live with world leaders such as Dr. Deepak Chopra, Bob Proctor, Sean Corne & Jennifer Reis enables me to share a wide variety of teachings with my amazing students. Further studies include Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) - Jon Kabat-Zinn, Eckhart Tolle & Dr. Joe Dispenza. From 2009 to present, I have had the absolute pleasure and honour to be trained in person by Dr. Deepak Chopra, Dr. David Simon and Davidji of the Chopra Centre, California. Trained in Primordial Sound Meditation, Ayurveda & Yoga, I now hold the recognized Chopra Center Certified Instructor title.

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!