top of page



Cheri waterfall_edited.jpg

I began my yoga journey over 20 years ago while trying to manage low back and abdominal pain from endometriosis. The practice of movement and breath eased my pain and calmed my soul. From that point, I was hooked! After ten years of practice, I took my first yoga teacher training and began volunteering at my local senior center. I continued volunteering while running a small business with my husband and raising our daughter. Over the next decade, I grew in my practice and knowledge of yoga and shared this with anyone willing to listen! 

In 2020 when life as we all knew it shifted (to say the least), I committed to teaching yoga as my life's work. I wanted people to know they were essential and that yoga would meet their body and soul right where it was. This idea was the genesis of Essential Soul Yoga.

I am passionate about teaching accessible and supportive yoga! I believe there is a yoga style for everybody, regardless of age, shape, or flexibility. I especially enjoy teaching yoga for women's wellness to support women through midlife and beyond. For this reason, I went to London in 2022 to train with Menopause Yoga founder Petra Coveny. Through Menopause Yoga workshops, my intention is to educate and empower women so that they can embrace the changes menopause brings and look forward to the next stage of their lives!

I added certification in Teaching Yoga to Seniors with Kimberly Carson and Carol Krucoff, renowned yoga teacher trainers in their field. Through my training, I gained a more profound knowledge of teaching yoga to students over 50, taking in special considerations for limiting musculoskeletal conditions, such as arthritis, low-back pain, and osteoporosis. 

I believe in facilitating a safe and nurturing environment for transforming the body and heart. I devote my attention and energy to meeting students where they are and helping each experience yoga in their own way.  

Join me at one of my weekly classes in Ashland, OR, or upcoming Women's Wellness or Menopause Yoga workshops.  I will be adding online classes to my offerings later this year. Please contact me if you want to learn more about women's private or small group classes or workshops. Whether you take a class or workshop with me, you can expect a supportive and empowering experience for Your Essential Soul.

Training & Certifications

Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher

200 hours Yoga Teacher Training - Uplifted Yoga with Bret Larkin

30 hours Yin Yoga Teacher Training - Yoga with Kassandra 

30 hours Teaching Yoga to Seniors - Yoga for Seniors

40 hours Menopause Yoga - Menopause Yoga with Petra Convey


"Cheri is a fully accredited Menopause Yoga teacher who has graduated from this gold standard training course. Women going through menopause will be safe and supported in her specialist classes. Enjoy!"

- Petra Coveney, Founder & Creator of Menopause Yoga

bottom of page