Cheryl Van Demark is a physical therapist, yoga therapist, and yoga teacher with a master’s degree in physical education and exercise science. She has enjoyed more than 30 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 is deeply inspired to integrate the wisdom of Yoga into the future of health care. She serves as adjunct faculty to the physical therapy program at Northern Arizona University and to the School of Science and Engineering at Yavapai College.
Cheryl established Health In Motion LLC in 2009 to provide integrative therapeutic services. She presently contracts with local physical therapy practices to collaborate in the care of patients with chronic pain. Cheryl consults with clients on a private pay basis for yoga therapy and provides public yoga instruction through local yoga studios and at Yavapai Community College. In 2017, Cheryl created a retreat venue, Vidya Yoga Retreats, that provides learning immersion in the areas of women’s empowerment, enrichment for teachers on the path of Yoga, and resiliency for health professionals. The study and practice of Yoga is both a joy and a passion for Cheryl. Teaching is her greatest privilege. Her experience as a physical therapist intelligently informs her approach to Yoga practice, allowing her public classes to honor students across a wide range of experience and health status.
Cheryl Van Demark received her BS in Physical Therapy in 1983 and her MA in Physical Education through Northern Arizona University in 1991. She completed an Integrative Health and Lifestyle program with the University of Arizona in 2014. “C-IAYT” designates certification with the International Yoga Therapy Association as a yoga therapist. Cheryl completed her Yoga Therapist education in 2010 and serves as a faculty member with the Kripalu School of Integrative Yoga Therapy, a program that educates yoga teachers to become yoga therapists. She is a member of the Yoga Alliance, the International Association of Yoga Therapy, The American Physical Therapy Association, and the International Association for the Study of Pain.