I am a E-RYT 500 yoga teacher, yoga & Thai Massage therapist, business & life coach, founder of the former Serenity Stream yoga studio in Riverview, FL and founder of Retreat Journeys... hosting yoga retreats around the world. I am blessed to also work at the world renowned Moffitt Cancer Center as a LEAN six sigma facilitator and coach.
My journey into yoga and holistic health began in 1997 when I attended my first yoga class, which changed my life. Working in a high pressure corporate environment at that time and having lost my only sister in 1993, I was living with stress and anxiety on a daily basis. In that first class, I found peace, serenity, and almost immediate relief.
Since that class, I have realized that there is more to life than proving that I can climb the corporate ladder and living to the world’s definition of success. I decided to define my own success and have studied and made conscious choices throughout the years to live more fully, with purpose and joy, and to help others do the same through yoga, Thai Yoga massage and retreats.
I became completely enamored and curious with the world after a visit to Europe at 12 years old to visit a friend’s family. That life changing trip ignited a passion for travel, manifesting in a degree in travel management and employment with major travel firms, allowing me to travel more!
Founding RetreatJourneys.com has allowed me to take my love and passion for travel, yoga and life coaching to amazing yoga retreats full of fun, wonder, introspection, connection and transformation around the world. The gift of hosting these retreats is to see people reconnect to themselves and to each other in a setting that takes them outside of their comfort zone and creates space for inner and outer exploration. I am grateful to be able to facilitate what some attendees have described as life altering journeys.
I am married to Stu, also a coach of life and retreat co-facilitator, who fully supports my yoga endeavors. I have three step children, two grandchildren, and two kitties.
In addition to hosting yoga retreats, I see private clients for yoga, life coaching, Thai Yoga massage and teach specialized workshops around Tampa Bay and beyond. You can learn more about my adventures and services at www.retreatjourneys.com and www.sherrysmithyogamassage.com.
I would love to see you at home, on your mat, or around the world!