Sherry Thompson, M.S., NACYT
Instructor, Therapist, Coach
Hi, I began practicing yoga in 1990 as a way of managing my stressful corporate job. I fell in love with how I felt after my first practice (which I did from a book!) and after about six years of practicing alone I sought out a teacher, Rajana Pallana, who was one of the first yoga teachers in the DFW area. She certified me to teach in her studio in 1998.
After a couple of years, I sought out more training from Lex Gilliam who founded the Yoga Institute of Houston. That experience opened my mind to the possibility of yoga as a career. After leaving my 20-year career as an executive of a medical book distribution company, I went on to further training with Joseph and Lillian LePage of Integrative Yoga Therapy.
I will always be a student, and I continue to learn from Paula Weithman, a certified Iyengar teacher at the advanced intermediate level. Paula is a teacher’s teacher. I’ve had the fortunate experience to study with many of the truly gifted Iyengar teachers including Kofi Bushia, Joan White, Ramanand Patel, Dean Lerner, Mary Obendorfer and Eddy Marks, Rita Manos, Stephanie Quark (specifically teacher training), Gabrielle Grubillano and Roger Cole (primarily for the anatomy of the poses).
I’ve also completed workshops with Gary Kraftsow, Angela Farmer, Shiva Rea, Tias Little, Doug Keller, and Erich Schiffman. However, my personal practice has always been, and will always be, my primary teacher.
I welcome all into my practice who are interested in this grand journey of life. I promise it will be an enriching experience. I hope that someone is You!