Sheryl Grunde 

      Sheryl is a massage therapist, yoga instructor, and mindfulness based somatic counselor, working with couples and individuals to develop greater ease in their movements and lives.   She is gifted at helping clients to move through physical and emotional distress using touch, presence, and guidance into new awareness of physical and behavioral habits.  She has been practicing therapeutic massage with a focus on Deep Tissue, Thai Massage and somatic emotional balancing since 2000.  Her intricate knowledge of the body and spirit, sensitive, yet strong touch and compassionate heart are all part of the unique healing experience that constitutes a session in Sheryl's office.  Online Zoom calls  are also available for counseling and yoga classes.  Her approach honors the innate wisdom of each unique human experience,  body and spirit.

      Sheryl earned her B.A. in Human Development at UCSD in 1998 and has been studying somatic psychology, the overlap of mindfulness, movement, and compassion, since then.  She became a licensed massage therapist in 2000, and has been practicing bodywork with a focus on Traditional Thai Massage, Deep Tissue, and Prenatal Care for 20 years.  She also works with couples and individuals to rewire conflict and find greater balance and peace in their lives. The foundation of her yoga practice began in 1996 with the specific alignment of Iyengar Yoga, and she went on to become a certified teacher in Ananda Yoga in 2000, completing Anusara Teacher Training as well in 2004.  She has helped couples navigate pregnancy and birth and assisted the delivery of over 100 babies as a doula.  She continues to find new ways to share the yoga practice that keeps her feeling balanced and inspired.

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