Regina Sara Ryan is the author of numerous books, including The Woman Awake, Praying Dangerously, Igniting the Inner Life and the Wellness Workbook. For almost 30 years she has worked with groups of women in both workshop and retreat settings, and in many different locations in the world, including Mexico, Germany and Romania. A former Catholic nun, Regina has spent time in India studying with several masters, and currently integrates the wisdom of many great spiritual traditions into her programs. Her current passion for “Growing Wisdom” is necessitated by her age and deepening dedication to the Path. She lives in Paulden, Arizona with her husband of 45 years and a small community of similarly devoted seekers and friends.
Cheryl Van Demark is health professional, teacher and writer dedicated to integrating yoga therapeutics into health care and self-care. She is a physical therapist, certified yoga therapist and yoga teacher with a Master’s degree in physical education and exercise science. Cheryl has enjoyed over 35 years of helping individuals optimize body alignment, restore movement, build strength and cultivate a balance in body, mind and spirit to pursue joyful living. She is currently serving her community by facilitating an interprofessional and integrative self-care program for chronic pain at Yavapai Regional Medical Center in Prescott, Arizona. Cheryl also offers integrative therapeutic services, yoga-based retreats and experiential training for health professionals promoting well-being through her business, Health In Motion LLC.
Cheryl received her BS in Physical Therapy in 1983 and her MA in Physical Education through Northern Arizona University in 1991 and completed an Integrative Health and Lifestyle program with the University of Arizona in 2014. “C-IAYT” designates certification with the International Yoga Therapy Association’s as a yoga therapist.
Cheryl completed her yoga teacher training in 2008 and her Yoga Therapist education in 2010. For seven years, she served as a faculty member with the Integrative Yoga Therapy Program, now the Kripalu School of Integrative Yoga Therapy, a program that educates yoga teachers to become yoga therapists.
Cheryl is an adjunct faculty at Yavapai College for yoga instruction and assists with yoga teacher training programs at Prescott College and local yoga studios, providing the anatomy and physiology components of the curriculum.
Cheryl is a member of the Yoga Alliance certified as a Yoga Alliance Educational Provider , the International Association of Yoga Therapists, The American Physical Therapy Association and the International Association for the Study of Pain.