Sherri Bird, M.A., CYA-ERYT 500
Kundalini Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Sound Therapy
Sherri Dev Dharam’s classes are practical, light-hearted, and reverent, and she loves to share the life-enhancing practices of kundalini yoga and meditation with others, from curious first-time students to long-time, dedicated yogis. She has been practicing kundalini yoga since 2007. She teaches in a number of Vancouver Island studios, and continues to expand her experience by studying and practicing with senior practitioners, teachers and peers.
Kundalini yoga includes movement, breath work, meditation and sound current. These practices stimulate and balance the nervous and glandular systems, allow the body to release tension and restricted energy flow, and free the mind from the effects of mental and emotional stress. The rejuvenating, relaxing, and elevating effects of kundalini yoga are enhanced by the experience of deep relaxation in the vibrations of symphonic gongs.
Gong-Journey Sound Healing
Sherri first fell in love with the gong during a yoga class many years ago, and has since become a devoted student, player, educator and sound therapist. She plays a variety of gongs during kundalini and restorative yoga classes, in extended community gong journeys, and in private sound healing sessions. She has traveled the globe to study and practice with gong masters/teachers, including Mehtab Benton, Don Conreaux, Sheila Whittaker, Philip McNamara, Mitch Nur, Michael Bettine, Jens Zygar, and Mike Tamburo. Her greatest teachers continue to be the sacred instruments themselves, who enable her to experience and explore new and unexpected realms during every daily practice.
The gongs’ powerful, resounding tones create a unique, deeply felt experience for every listener. Their multi-layered vibrations permeate the body and quiet the mind. Gong-journey therapy is used to relieve physical and emotional distress, and to promote healing, deep-relaxation and overall well-being.
Sherri is a professional educator and communication specialist, who enjoys helping people to communicate authentically, effectively and with confidence. She works with students, academic professionals, business leaders and community organizations. Whether teaching university classes, creating and leading small-group workshops, or working one-on-one with individuals, Sherri helps communicators to realize their intentions. She understands that effective communication is grounded in authenticity, conscious intention and integrity.
Sherri Dev Dharam finds that her daily practice of kundalini yoga makes her more conscious, flexible, joyful and healthy – enabling her to better serve others in realizing their unique communication, health, and happiness goals.