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Cheryl Hughes, originally from a NJ suburb east of NYC, spent her later teen years in the Florida Keys. Upon graduation from UT in Knoxville, TN Cheryl craved the coast, sailing and sunrises that spanned the open sea, so she joined the USN. Stationed at Camp LeJeune, NC, Cheryl worked her way to Senior Corpsman on the surgical ward. Sports remained an integral part of who Cheryl is, and she developed a keen fascination with anatomy and kinesiology, healing, therapy, and was immediately captivated with the amazing human body, the struggles, victories, and the ever changing challenges life presented.

After many years of travel, multiple moves, work adventures, and trainings, Cheryl, and her husband Joe, made their way to Norwich, CT. With her 200 E-RYT Kripalu Yoga Instructor Certification, Classical and Contemporary Pilates Mat training, as well as multiple certifications in a diverse fitness world, Cheryl continues toward her 500-hour Yoga Instructor certification. Her passion is Mindful Yoga Therapy- Cheryl received her Mindful Yoga Therapist 100-hour certification in 2015. Cheryl is qualified to work with individuals who are wheelchair bound, the wounded, injured or with amputations. Cheryl volunteers with local veteran programs. She created, organized and manages the annual “Vinyasa in the Vineyard” charity events to raise funds for local non-profits.

Cheryl’s classes are playful and explorative. With respect to the many different lineages of yoga, Cheryl believes it’s beneficial to combine different styles of yoga, custom tailored to fit individual needs. She offers an integrative yoga practice that focuses on moving to the natural rhythm of the breath, and body, encouraging students to move from within at their own pace, and to their own breath, cultivating healing energy. Cheryl embraces the the Yin and Yang of practice- She enjoys challenging and empowering her students to delve deep into their physical practice, while inviting an astute awareness to the mind/body/breath connection.

Given her warm smile and supportive space in her classes, Cheryl invites each participant to explore their own path of “present moment” practice. With a light- hearted style of instruction, you are sure to hear peals of laughter from students as they discover self awareness and personal growth without expectations or judgment.