Sheryl McGourty • Colorado

Colorado based yoga teacher and Ayurvedic Health Practitioner, Sheryl McGourty, is owner of Yoga Durango, with two studios focusing on a variety of vinyasa and hatha yoga classes. Sheryl also leads retreats and teacher trainings and is considered a “teacher’s teacher”. She strives to bring the art of teaching to life in her yoga classes, addressing the diverse needs and challenges of each student present, while providing a well-rounded instruction to all. Sheryl’s first official training was in Nasik, India at Yoga Vidya Dham. Since then she has taken countless hours of trainings and workshops and considers herself open to learning from all styles and disciplines. She works to foster a community of self-explorers that goes beyond the walls of the studio.

From a very early age, Sheryl enjoyed the experience of being embodied and feeling the joy that comes from physical disciplines coupled with grace. She began a steady practice of yoga well over a decade ago. Her dedication to yoga began as a necessary focus to help reduce the stress of her vocation at the time, a middle school teacher for at-risk youth. Sheryl has always been a teacher in some capacity, working with people of all ages both inside and outside of classrooms. One of her greatest loves is connecting with people and hearing the similarities of the human experience.

Sheryl finds her grounding and strength in connecting with the earth, from outdoor adventures to digging around in the dirt. But her most favorite pastime is watching her son, Cedar grow each day, a deep reminder of gratitude for the opportunity to be a mom.