Our practice is a means of bringing the cooling balm of compassion and the warmth of kindness where it is needed, and of allowing us to recognize and open to the places within where we are frozen or inflamed. A core principle of yoga is that the external world is a reflection of our internal state. As we heal ourselves, our sense of well-being reflects outward into the world through our discernment, compassion, attitudes, and relationships. Our personal healing is the first step toward healing the world around us.
Teaching yoga for more than 38 years, Shari Friedrichsen, 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, teaches classes, seminars and trainings worldwide. She has studied asana, meditation, and philosophy in the US and India with respected teachers Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, Rolf Sovik, Amma Sri Karunamayi, and BKS Iyengar.
Shari’s passion is to use yoga, its practice and the foundational philosophy, to heal our bodies and our minds. Her approach is unique, and driven by the heart combined with practical intelligence. She is an expert in teaching subtle body awareness, guiding students to a deeper and profound experience of themselves and supporting this with the knowledge of ancient wisdom and modern anatomy.