Cheryl Van Demark is a physical therapist, certified yoga therapist and yoga teacher with a Master’s degree in physical education and exercise science. She has enjoyed over 35 years of helping individuals optimize body alignment, restore movement, build strength and cultivate a balance in body, mind and spirit to pursue joyful living.
Cheryl received her BS in Physical Therapy in 1983 and her MA in Physical Education through Northern Arizona University in 1991 and completed an Integrative Health and Lifestyle program with the University of Arizona in 2014. “C-IAYT” designates certification with the International Yoga Therapy Association’s as a yoga therapist.
Cheryl completed her yoga teacher training in 2008 and her Yoga Therapist education in 2010. She has served as a faculty member with the Kripalu School of Integrative Yoga Therapy; a program that educates yoga teachers to become yoga therapists.
Cheryl is an adjunct faculty to the physical therapy program at Northern Arizona University, to the yoga teacher training program at Prescott College and to the
School of Science and Engineering at Yavapai College as an instructor for anatomy and physiology. She enjoys teaching this component of training for yoga teacher training programs locally at Lotus Bloom and Bend Yoga studios.
Cheryl is a member of the Yoga Alliance, the International Association of Yoga Therapists, The American Physical Therapy Association and the International Association for the Study of Pain.