Who is Samatha Yoga?


Sherri Koehler teaches yoga grounded in loving-kindness and joy; her classes and private sessions are dedicated to teaching tools for fostering compassion and befriending the body on, and off, the mat. She specializes in helping students adapt their yoga practice to the needs of their whole mind / body system; she believes it possible for everyone to experience joy & ease in practice.

In addition to her deep knowledge of anatomy & physiology, neuroscience, and yoga philosophy, she also shares insight gained through her years of practice and self-study. Yoga is a vital healing tool in Sherri’s personal journey with chronic pain, she has been living with a chronic back condition since 2000, and Complex PTSD.

She specializes in working with students living, or newly diagnosed, with chronic conditions as well as seniors. Sherri also has over a decade of experience bringing yoga into corporate environments; from large conferences to small companies. Sherri has inspired over 120 people to get on their feet and enjoy easy, accessible yoga asana that can be done anywhere, without any props.

Sherri completed her certification as an Integrated Movement Therapist in June 2017. In August 2017 she received her certification as a yoga therapist through the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Sherri is registered with the Yoga Alliance as an E500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher and a continuing education provider (YACEP).

She lives with her wife, two dogs, and stripey cat in Portland, Oregon USA.