Sharon Gaughan

Sharon took her first yoga class as an undergrad at the University of Montana in the mid-1980s and that experience marked the beginning of her yoga journey. Although born and raised in Chicago, Sharon has spent much of her adult life living, learning, and teaching in a variety of settings and locations throughout the country and abroad. Her formal education led to an MS in Curriculum & Instruction from Penn State University.

After considering the possibility for many years, Sharon completed her yoga teacher training early in 2014 – and is thrilled to be able to bring her experience and passion for yoga, together with her experience and passion for teaching. She is an RYT-200, with additional interest and training in teaching kids yoga, and in teaching gentle and chair yoga for boomers and seniors. Sharon is the proprietor of Essential Journey Yoga, which focuses on health and wellness through yoga, herbs, and essential oils (

“Yoga is the journey of the Self, through the Self, to the Self.” (Bagavad Gita)

Goings On

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Yogi Sprouts March Session

with Nancy Nedland
Dates: March 7, 14
(ages 4-12)
Time: 4:30-5:30pm
Find Yogi Sprouts registration on our website under our Class and Schedule page. Click on the Kids Yoga tab.

March 23

Restorative Yoga with Reiki Healing Workshop with Jenny Neumann

March 24

Spring Equinox Yoga Mala with Cortni McPherson


April 6

Ocean of Devotion Gong Wash with Preston Klik

April 8

Mantra and Meditation Workshop with Lisa Espinosa

Mom and Baby Yoga Spring Session

with Kristin Nelson
Dates: Wednesdays April 18, 25 and May 2, 9
Time: 1:00-2:00pm
Ages: 6 weeks to crawling
Find Mom and Baby yoga registration on our website under our Workshop and Training page. Click on the date of the first class to complete registration.

April 20

Arm Balance Workshop with Cortni McPherson and Jessie Allen

April 21

Reiki Level 1 Certification with Jenny Neumann

April 28

Reiki Level 2 Certification with Jenny Neumann


May 5

Sacred Healing Sounds with Crystal Bowls and Voice with Marian McNair

May 6

Mother and Daughter Yoga with Nancy Nedland and Heidi Zalewski


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