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"Cheryl is a gifted yoga instructor. I've tried many in my life and she's the best I've had. There is something about her voice and her words that make me feel relaxed, peaceful and in good hands. She's taught me so much. She always spots ways to alter and shift my body so that the poses feel better and more right. She also helps me for my lower back issues. I learned to do headstand safely in two sessions. It's so easy with her." V.S.
CHERYL MOSS YOGA AND PSYCHOTHERAPY
Yogini- Cheryl has been an avid practitioner for 27 years. Eighteen years ago Cheryl founded and recently sold the boutique, community based yoga studio, GODA Yoga in downtown Culver City. www.godayoga.com
She is an E-RYT 200 and has studied extensively with Ana Forrest and Erich Schiffman. She's been teaching group and private yoga classes for 19 years.
Cheryl's classes are compassionate, strong, breath and alignment based to create a meaningful experience where wisdom, growth, and healing unfold over time. She's passionate about assisting students to use asana as a mindful movement practice, cultivating flexibility and strength as well as developing deep listening skills, paying attention to body and breath for what is needed in the moment. Cheryl incorporates her understanding of the mind and behavior into her classes, encouraging her students to break free of their rigid, self- defeating patterns and habits making room inside to heal physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually She's skilled at working with all ages, levels, and shapes of practitioner and has expertise in working asanas for injuries, chronic pain, and the 'changing' body. With intelligent asana practice she helps students, release and relieve pain patterns, to feel open, stronger, healthier.
She has completed the foundation, advanced and continuing education teacher trains with Ana Forrest and two 50 hour trainings with Erich Schiffman. In her 27 years on the mat she has had the privilege to study with several Los Angeles based senior teachers; Catherine McNamara, Shiva Rae, Saul David Ray, and Julian Walker, to name a few.
Psychotherapist- Cheryl Moss, L.M.F.T., Cheryl is passionate about utilizing mind/body approaches to assist clients in identifying negative, self limiting and often habitual patterns of thinking and feeling, and shedding what no longer serves their potential for authenticity and health in mind and body. She utilizes yoga therapy/somatic awareness to assit clients in dealing with chemical addiction, releasing trauma, working with chronic pain, and stuck emotions. She utilize a mindfulness practices and techniques/CBT approach to assisting clients explore the above. Cheryl is a client centered, relational therapist. She sees the client holistically and utilizes the Body/Mind/Heart/and Spirit in her work. Cheryl works with empowering clients to find their truth, embody it more fully, and bring their unique gifts forward. She possesses the ability to be with, and hold for, the depth of pain that often presents with clients, compassionately and with great care.
She holds a masters degree in psychology and is a licensed psychotherapist, L.M.F.T., with 28 years of private counseling experience. She works with individuals and couples. It's Cheryl's heartfelt privilege to assist clients to shed what no longer serves, to heal, and to live open hearted, authentic lives. In her psychotherapy practice she specializes in working with addiction, depression, anxiety, trauma, life change and transitions, women's issues, couple's/relationship issues, and issues related to loss, illness, death and dying.