Sharyn Galindo, spends her days dividing her time as wife, mother of two boys, yoga practitioner, studio owner and teacher! She is the owner and studio director of North Shore Yoga in the Chicago area, with three locations in Northfield, Bannockburn, and Evanston, Illinois.
She began her yoga studies in the late 1990s, and has completed numerous teacher training courses specializing in the Ashtanga and Vinyasa Systems. She has been to Mysore, India to study with the late Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois at the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute but spends most of her available travel time visiting Thailand to study with Paul Dallaghan at Samahita Yoga Thailand, who she considers to be her primary teacher. She is ever grateful to him for introducing her to Sri. O. P. Tiwari of the Kaivalyadhama Institute, with whom she continues to study Pranayama in Thailand and the U.S.
In 2007 Sharyn expanded her studies to include a Masters program in Holistic Nutrition. In 2010 after 3 years of study and over 1800 hours of work, she received a Clinical Ayurvedic specialist (CAS) certificate from both the California College of Ayurveda and the American Institute of Vedic Studies in 2010. She has spent time in the US and India studying Ayurveda and its effect on Women's Health.
Concurrently, Sharyn has continued to enhance her practice of vipassana/mindfulness meditation. She participates yearly in silent meditation retreats and teaches meditation at NSY, in local schools, and hosts the North Shore Sangha through the Insight Chicago community.
Sharyn believes that only with a strong, healthy body—attained through proper diet, asana practice, pranayama, and meditation—can one begin to move towards true spiritual growth.
She lives north of Chicago with her husband, Steve—who is also a teacher at North Shore Yoga—and their two boys, Joey and Louis.
Prior to North Shore Yoga
In 1996, with an entrepreneurial spirit and credentials in personal training, spinning, group fitness instruction and nutritional consulting, Sharyn opened the doors to SoFunToDo, a boutique mind body fitness studio. A few years later she introduced yoga, and evolved her business into the North Shore Yoga of today–a studio dedicated to helping individuals take charge of their well being, health, and quality of life through yoga.
Prior to 1996, Sharyn worked in the corporate world and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and Political Science from the University of Michigan and a Masters in International Business from the American Graduate School of International Management.