Shari Friedrichsen has been teaching and studying yoga for more than 45 years and is a key facilitator of the Himalayan Institute’s Vishoka Meditation Course and the Vishoka Meditation Teacher Training program. She conducts classes, seminars and trainings, nationally and internationally, sharing the Wisdom of the Himalayan Tradition, of which she has been a student for over 22 years. Shari has studied asana, meditation, and philosophy with respected teachers Pandit Rajmani Tigunait PhD, Rolf Sovik PsyD, Amma Karunamayi, and B.K.S. Iyengar.
Shari’s unique approach to practice is built on a foundation of wisdom of the Yoga Sutras. Her style incorporates asanas, pranayama and meditation with breath awareness and subtle and gross anatomical guidance to draw the student into the inner experience of yoga and the self. She sees yoga as a vital, powerful, and compassionate component in supporting the body, mind, heart and soul. Shari holds the following certifications-C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, and YACEP-and has presented over 100 videos, audio recordings, and courses on YogaInternational.com as well as being a frequent contributor to the Himalayan Institute Wisdom Library.