An artist, devoted yoga practitioner, teacher, and yoga therapist combining over 20 years of yoga study and teaching experience. Her beginning studies started with Stephanie Keach of the Asheville Yoga Center. Later she received a E-RYT 500 hour certification through The Triad Yoga Institute with Terry Brown. In 2019 she completed Prajna Yoga's SATYA Teacher Certification in Santa Fe, NM and online in 2022 Prajna Yoga's 300-hour Prajna Yoga Teacher Training in Yoga Therapy Concentration with Tias and Surya Little. Sheila is a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) with the International Association of Yoga Therapist; Yoga Alliance certified education provider (YACEP), a guess staff member with The Triad Yoga Institute's 200-hour Teacher Training Certification program and a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant. Her current study and primary influences in yoga are Tias and Surya Little and Terry Brown.
Her classes and workshops are grounded in the principles of alignment, therapeutics, and subtle body training. While integrating her knowledge of anatomy, somatic practices, yoga, and therapy background, she encourages students to inquire within and be open to their own unique experience. Her passion and specialty are combining Yoga and SATYA (Sensory Awareness Training for Yoga Attunement). SATYA is like a combination of dance, yin yoga, Feldenkrais, and myofascial release developed by her teachers Tias and Surya Little of Prajna Yoga, in Santa Fe, NM.
Over the years Sheila has been inspired by the teachings of Aadil Palkhivala, Julie Gudmestad, Nicolai Bachman, Baxter Bell and Indu Arora.
Currently enrolled in "The Resilient Heart: Trauma-Sensitive HeartMath® Certification Course
Certified with Applied Polyvagal Theory in Therapeutic Yoga Levels 1 & 2 Training.
"Combines knowledge of body with sensitive spiritual nature"
“For almost 10 years I have enjoyed & benefited from having Sheila Wenzel as my yoga teacher. She combines her extensive knowledge of the human body with her sensitive spiritual nature. Her training in SAYTA has added another meaningful dimension to our practice. Additionally, Sheila is just an adorable-fantastic human being." - Sandy Cook