Fourteen years ago I saw a flyer for a workshop on the Chakras with a Portland, OR yoga teacher named Shari Friedrichsen. On a whim I signed up for the class and found myself in a small room above an aikido studio on Aurora Avenue with about fifteen other yoga teachers and practitioners. We practiced, we talked, and we sat.

From that day I knew I had finally found my yoga teacher. Shari had the presence Iā€™d been seeking, a style of compassionately addressing emotional content in asana. Soon thereafter I contacted Shari and visited her in Portland for a private on the way to the Oregon coast (where my husband and I decided to get married, quite a weekend!). It was such a relief to finally find a mentor. I had been resistant to follow a big name teacher so Shari was perfect, a humble and unassuming seeker of truth. We had an immediate connection and have been in touch ever since.

Shari now serves on the faculty at The Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, PA, training yoga teachers from all over the world, and lives onsite with her husband Mark. Two years ago Shari agreed to travel to Seattle to teach at 8 Limbs. It has been so rewarding to share her special loving style of teaching with the 8 Limbs community. She returns May 4-6 to teach in our 500-hour Teacher Training and share three mini-workshops for the General Public: Building a Strong Core Foundation, The Chakras, and Weaving The Yoga Sutras into Practice. Many 8 Limbs teachers have enjoyed classes with Shari, including Tra

Early bird pricing ends this Friday, April 20, so register now through 8 Limbs Capitol Hill (note: the workshop is at 8 Limbs Phinney Ridge). Click here for info on our website.

Posted by: Anne Phyfe Palmer

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