Sharon’s window into yoga began as a child when she first witnessed her father standing on his head and meditating. That visual has stayed with her amidst many other teachers. After having been married to a man who she considers her second yoga teacher, she was inspired by the yoga classic “Light on Yoga” by B.K.S. Iyengar among other yoga books and took her first formal yoga class with Donna Farhi (author of “The Breathing Book”) at the Integral Yoga Institute in San Francisco, California. Some years later while living in New York City, she began to study yoga in earnest at the Integral Yoga Institute in New York City where she was certified to teach Extra-gentle, Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced yoga. She is a 500 hour RYT.
She has taken workshops with Swami Ramananda and Tim Ryan of Integral Yoga Institute, Tao Porchon-Lynch, the amazing yogini in her 90’s, Eric Small, an inspiring Iyengar instructor and the author of “Yoga and Multiple Sclerosis: A Journey to Health and Healing”, Benedetta Capanna, Rodney Yee, Sharon Gannon, co-author of another yoga classic “Jivamukti Yoga: Practices for Liberating Body & Soul”, Amanda Dee, who taught her the yoga of fearlessness, and many more. She has traveled to India to study and stay in several ashrams with different teachings and teachers and is inspired by them all.
Sharon is the author of “Lulubob’s Guide to Yoga”. Poetry, music and her children have been her life. After experiencing a serious fall and subsequent pain and not being able to bend her limbs, she is thankful that yoga and God’s grace held her hand to be able to teach again. She is honored to be one of the teachers at Anahata and looks forward to practicing with you!