BACKGROUND

Originally from NYC, and transported from Los Angeles, CA, Sherry has lived on Martha’s Vineyard, MA since 2002. She feels fortunate to offer private and group yoga, teacher trainings, one-on-one mentoring to yoga teachers, and counseling sessions to many wonderful people from around the world. Sherry teaches a soulful, fluid and dynamic practice. We link our breath to our movement, stack poses from basic to more complex, move towards balance between our active and receptive selves, and seek compassion, truth, and acceptance in body mind and spirit.

 

Sherry weaves in the spirit, magic and integrity of the yoga teachings and the practice of self awareness into every class without taking it all too seriously. Each class is a celebration of life itself. Sherry is particularly drawn to the change that is experienced through yoga – the “play” within the body; to use breath and movement, to get to know her Self and her divine nature better; and to purify the body and mind so that true spirit has a place to call home. Sherry is humbled by the process of unfolding – peeling through layers – and is stricken by the sweet power of quiet mind and seat.

Sherry has more than 2500 Yoga Training hours with specialty certifications in Atma Holistic Yoga, Yin, Forrest, Prenatal/PostNatal, Sivananda, Vinyasa/Hatha, Yoga for Healing Trauma, Yoga Psychology and Svaroopa Yoga. She gives thanks to her most influential yoga & spiritual teacher, Saul David Raye, with whom she guest teaches in his teacher training and immersions. She has studied Shamanism and Mayan Mysticism in Mexico and Guatemala with Miguel Angel Vergara. Sherry is most devoted to her greatest teacher, her son Miles, whose love, sensitivity, sense of humor, and wisdom illuminates her path. In addition to over 7,500 hours of yoga teaching, Sherry holds a BA in Anthropology from Hampshire College, a MA Degree in Museum Education from NYU and is a certified labor Doula through DONA International. Prior to teaching yoga, Sherry lived in Chiapas, Mexico for many years and worked with Indigenous women from San Juan Chamula, was a bilingual fourth grade teacher in Washington Heights, NY, was the Education Specialist for Community Audiences for the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, and the Programs Director for the Vineyard YMCA “Y without Walls” program. Additionally, Sherry is an avid writer, and her musings are hosted by a number of magazines and periodicals; including her Seasonal Sanity column in The Martha's Vineyard Times, Heart & Soul Magazine, Elephant Journal and Om Body, among others. She writes with feeling and devotion in ode to making her way through the theatre of life with one foot grounded on earth and the other lifting towards spirit.

Sherry is a recipient of the 2017 Yoga Alliance Advanced Studies Scholarship. She is currently sitting as a member on the Teacher Trainers Working Group with Yoga Alliance's Standards Review Project. Sherry is also a Certified Recovery Coach through the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy©, an intensive training academy focusing on providing individuals with the skills need to guide, mentor and support anyone who would like to enter into or sustain long-term recovery from addiction.

​© 2019 by Sherry Sidoti - FLY Yoga

photos: elidagphoto / siobhanbeasleyphotography

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