Cheryl Van Demark is a registered E-RYT500 Yoga teacher, Yoga therapist and physical therapist with a Master’s degree in physical education and exercise science. She has enjoyed 30 years of helping individuals optimize alignment, restore movement, build strength and cultivate a balance in body, mind and spirit to pursue joyful living.
Cheryl received her undergraduate and graduate education through Northern Arizona University. She has focused her physical therapy practice on a combination of skillful manual physical therapy and therapeutic exercise as reflected through the dynamic lens of mind-body research and evidence-based best practice in rehabilitation medicine.
As a Professional Yoga Therapist, Cheryl draws upon the life science of Yoga to guide clients toward empowered self care to complement their health care. Her perspective as a physical therapist and experience as a health educator enable her to adapt Yoga practices and explain philosophy to bring the many health benefits of Yoga into the mainstream.
Cheryl received her 200 hr Yoga teacher training through Yoga Shala in Prescott. She has had the pleasure of ongoing study with Cain Carroll and Mary Kay West. Her Yoga Therapy credential is through Integrative Yoga Therapy with Joseph and Lilian Le Page. She is a member of the Yoga Alliance at the E-RYT500 level and the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Like her teacher training, her personal yoga practice is eclectic.
Zumba with Courtney Wagner
If you are looking for a workout that feels like a PARTY, Zumba is for you!!! Zumba is a Latin-inspired dance-fitness program. It is a great cardiovascular workout that tones and strengthens your body, helps you lose weight or maintain your weight, burns lots of calories,and really works your Core.
Zumba is a workout in disguise. I have been a choreographer, professional dancer and dance instructor for the past ten years. Zumba is a great way for me to dance every day and share my passion for dance, health and exercise with individuals of all ages. Anyone can participate, no dance experience needed. Just come on in and follow my lead. I can’t wait to see you there!!!
Tai Chi Chuan with Steve Lefkowitz
Steve Lefkowitz is a founding member of the Wholistic Health Center and Institute for Self Development, New York. For 22 years Mr. Lefkowitz was a student of Dr. Robert C. Sohn, Spiritual Teacher, mentor and wholistic health care visionary. Steve helped pioneer the natural products movement in the US . He worked to expand awareness and distribution of branded natural medicines worldwide, e.g. Ginsana, Garlique, Ginkoba, New Phase, Ester-C, & most recently Cran-Max.
Steve has been engaged in the practice T’ai Chi Chuan for over 30 years, teaching its form and its principles to a multitude of students since 1978. His training over the years has included one-on-one instruction with T’ai Chi Master Dr. Robert Sohn, where the meaning and intricacies of each movement were taught to him in great detail, as well as the broad philosophical perspectives on the art.
A growing number of people engage in the practice of “the grand dance of health” for varying reasons which include practicing for the sake of physical well-being and spiritual growth in an overall effort to reach higher levels of consciousness. Steve personally loves to engage in its practice as well as teaching it to others. As slow “moving meditation” T’ai Chi Chaun allows for a special context from which anyone can effectively focus on the balance and unification of our fundamental tri-part nature: mind, body and emotion.
Steve currently resides in Prescott, Arizona with his wife Marion and their 3 miniature Schnauzers, Mollie, Harpo and Kasha.
Donna Casey with The Dance Studio Too
Completing a dream of mine, I moved here 18 years ago to Prescott to open my own studio. I am continuing with the dream opening my second dance studio called “The Dance Studio Too” here in Chino Valley.
My “PASSION” for my craft is deep rooted in my soul. Many of my students have gone on to dance professionally in venues such as Disneyworld in Florida, to Five Star Shows in Las Vegas, New York, and all over the world. A few talented students have captured DMA titles in Arizona Regional competitions.
“It’s not what I set out to do; it’s what I had to do. It’s not a business I thought I might try, it’s what I knew I would succeed in.”
Our community has been blessed with a studio that offers it all. from the once a week student to the Pre-Professional Company “RhythMotion.” Additionally we provide Prescott, Chino Valley and surrounding areas with special events such as: Master classees & teachers from across the US, Northern Arizona Dance Conventions, Competition Benefits, Parades, performances at retirement homes, holiday shows, hospital shows, mall shows and much more.
Building healthy bodies, Strong minds and positive personalities, students learn the benefit of giving back to the community by giving themselves.Our motto is: Look at the rest but “Dance with the Best”
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