Sherrie Laryse

Birthplace? Sydney

What’s your signature dish? My schnitzel is world class and my baked beans win friends. My hot chocolate kicks goals as well. Everything I make is medicinal in some way. That’s how I eat. I’m currently on a passionfruit slice bender which is EPIC. And yes, I completely rate myself when it comes to cooking!! hahaha

Tea or Coffee? Definitely both.Favourite café? I’m on the search for a new fave. So far the home-kitchen is winning.

t or Dog? Cat. We have a rescue Ragdoll that the previous owner named Jonathan! Seriously.

Star Sign? Scorpio

What quote do you live by?  Reality is eleven tenths perception.

What Yoga style do you practice? Hatha, Yin & Nidra

How did you start yoga? I was 25 when I started practicing yoga. I was in corporate at the time and it was a way to get out of my thoughts and actually feel my body, recognising it as more than just a vehicle for my head. It made me whole again and was the only thing that truly brought balance into my world during that time. I’m sure this was the only way I was able to cope with the pressures I wore at work and the crazy hours I used to keep.

Slowly but surely my life shifted and morphed into more and more of a balanced life, the more I did yoga. Now I live it. Every day.

Can you sum up what Yoga gives to you in a few words? Life. Movement in my body and freedom in my head.

When and where did you do your first Teacher Training? I was a student of Qi for about 15 years. I’d started with Hatha at Freshwater Qi, then spent years practicing Ashtanga with Maurice. When Mysan introduced Yin to Qi, I pretty much attached myself to her – for about seven years. When Mysan offered her own Functional Hatha Teacher Training in 2018, I jumped at it.

Favourite pose? The faithful Crescent Lunge and Bananasana (maybe because I really like saying it)

Least favourite pose? Sirsasana

If you could study with any teacher, who wold it be and why? I’m currently doing a degree in Cognitive & Brain Science so I have MANY teachers right now. I’m almost full!
I do still squeeze in some online learning with Gil Hedley (anatomy) and a mastermind group of Yoga Nidra teachers from all over the world.
If Ram Dass was still alive, I’d be hanging out with him too.

Best in-class blooper? Laughing at my own jokes.

Lululemon or Dharmabums? lulu

Where would be your ultimate Yoga retreat destination? In a jungle that is mosquito & bug free….aaahhhhh imagine!

What do you love most about your job? The capacity to allow others to own who they are and where they’re at, as if that was perfect. 

What have you given up to teach yoga? Evening dinners with my husband. 

What have you gained by teaching yoga? Another avenue to love people. That fills me up more than I can put into one sentence.

If you could talk to your pre-yoga self, what would you tell her?  You are exactly where you need to be.

What hobbies/activities do you have outside yoga? I’m a study junkie. Give me something juicy to learn about humans and I’m the most inspired you’ll ever see me.

How long have you taught at Qi? Since 2019

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