My name is Kerri Sumner and I am an experienced 550hr Certified Yoga Teacher, working with students of all levels since 2012. I am a Yoga Therapist in practicum, a certified Pain Care Yoga teacher for groups and individuals and a Trauma-Sensitive instructor.
My background is in corporate marketing, where I spent over 15 years of my career. I was introduced to yoga in 2006 and quickly began to experience the benefits of yoga including reduced chronic back pain. The more yoga that I practiced, the less pain I experienced and I began to regain mobility and build strength. Over time, my frequent chiropractor visits were no longer required to manage my pain. The balance that yoga brings to my life is what keeps me coming back to my mat, and why I am so passionate about sharing yoga with others.
Yoga and Somatic Therapy has supported me through personal loss, as well as trauma and Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) after the birth of my son at 29 weeks.
My teaching style is focused on simple clear language, accessibility and inclusion for all levels and abilities. I believe that yoga is for everyone, and the tools that yoga provides support healing and overall wellness, mind, body and heart.
I provide yoga therapy one-on-one and for small groups, using the tools of yoga to support healing, more ease in their body, mind and heart.
Training and experience:
500hr certified instructor (Yyoga Teachers College), with over a decade of teaching experience. Currently in practicum to become a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) with Inner Peace Yoga Therapy.
Specialized training and certification in Therapeutic Yoga for people with persistent Pain for individuals and groups (Pain Care Aware), and continued 300hr profession mentorship under Neil Pearson. I hold certification in advanced assessment and treatment for functional movement (Functional Yoga Therapy), and am a certified Trauma-Informed yoga instructor (Langara College).
CYA-RYT 550hr, CYA-E-RYT 200hr
Yoga Therapist in Practicum
Certified Pain Care Aware Yoga Instructor (groups & individuals)
Certified Trauma-Informed Yoga Instructor
For more information about booking personalized One-on-one Pain Care Yoga Therapy sessions, individual or small group Pain Care yoga sessions and programs, or private individual or small group yoga, classes please contact me here.