Cheri Neal is an Experienced Yoga Instructor and a Prenatal Yoga Instructor registered with Yoga Alliance. She is a Licensed Massage Therapist, certified through the California Massage Therapy Council and also certified in Thai Yoga Massage through the Integral Touch Institute. She has completed special training in Oncology Massage, Medicinal Herbalism and Buddhist Meditation. She currently teaches yoga at the Yoga Center of Chico and has a massage practice in Chico, CA.
I have been very fortunate to have had as many opportunities as I have to combine two of my passions– Traveling, and the art and practice of Holistic Healing. I started my journey at age 19 when I took my first yoga class, and moved from my hometown of Paradise, California to the beautiful island of Kauai. I was inspired to study Medicinal Herbs of the Pacific Northwest and also Hawaiian La’au Lapa Au (the traditional way of healing with native plants). Over the next years, I became certified in Hatha Yoga, Integrative Massage Therapy and Thai Yoga Massage in both Central America and Southeast Asia. Using California as a home base, I was able to travel the world practicing and teaching, but more importantly, experiencing different cultures and receiving the most valuable education of my life. Over the last 15 years, the practices of Yoga, Meditation, Therapeutic Massage, Medicinal Herbalism, Shamanism and Plant Spirit Medicine blended with the rich experience of travel have brought me closer to myself through self-awareness and introspective insight, closer to others through compassionate touch and connection, and also closer to the world by dissolving cultural barriers.
Please join me on my current journey into the unknown– growing, healing, and challenging unnecessary boundaries, be they self-imposed or otherwise.