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A Yoga Studio on Every Corner

A Master Teacher's Views on the Yoga Boom

BY Shari Friedrichsen ON May 17, 2013

“People have all this ‘stuff’ but they’re still unhappy! They’re searching for something that makes them feel more alive.” With these words, Shari addresses our hunger for meaning, for purpose, for something that allows us to be more of who we are without all the external paraphernalia. Yoga has provided an important part of the answer for many people, she says, and that is why yoga studios are popping up on every corner.

ABOUT Shari Friedrichsen Teaching yoga for more than 35 years, Shari Friedrichsen is a key facilitator of the Himalayan Institute teacher certification program and a member of the 500-hour teacher training faculty at 8 Limbs Yoga in Seattle Washington. Shari has studied asana, meditation, and philosophy with respected teachers Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, Rolf Sovik, Amma Sri Karunamayi, and BKS Iyengar. An expert in subtle anatomy, her unique style integrates breath, alignment, and anatomical awareness to draw the student into the inner experience of each posture. Her approach uses yoga as a vital, powerful and compassionate component in healing the body and the psyche.

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