Cheri Neal is an experienced Yoga Instructor specializing in Yoga Nidra and Prenatal Yoga. She is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Thai Massage Practitioner, and NCBTMB-approved Continuing Education Provider. She leads Thai Massage Continuing Education and Yoga/Meditation retreats both locally and abroad. She is an Herbalist with a focus on medicinal herbs of the Pacific Northwest and La’au Lapa Au (traditional Hawaiian medicinal herbs). She is the owner and creator of Herban Myth Botanicals, a line of Wellness Formulas and First-Aid, as well as Officinalis Skincare, a line of organic skincare. She incorporates Buddhist Meditation into her teaching and has found great benefit from Vipassana Meditation in her own practice. She currently leads ‘Lunar Nidra’ and Plant Medicine Ceremonies, which are a combination of yoga, meditation, ceremonial herbs and sacred plants, Yoga Nidra, and lunar cycles. She is the creator of Herban Myth Apothecary located within Chico Holistic Wellness Center.
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 moved from my hometown of Paradise, California to the beautiful island of Kauai. In California, I was inspired to study Medicinal Herbs of the Pacific Northwest, and my interest in medicinal plants carried me into 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, experience different cultures, and receive the most valuable education of my life. Over the last 15 years, the practices of Yoga, Buddhist Meditation, Therapeutic Massage, Medicinal Herbalism, Shamanism, and Plant Spirit Medicine, blended with the rich experience of world travel, have created the person I am today. They have brought me closer to the world by dissolving cultural barriers, closer to others through compassionate touch and connection, and closer to myself through the practice of introspective insight.
Please join me on my current journey into the unknown– growing, healing, and challenging unnecessary boundaries, be they self-imposed or otherwise.