Meet the Teachers

Cheri Clampett, C-IAYT, ERYT-500 is the Founder and Director of the Therapeutic Yoga Training Program. She is a certified yoga therapist with over 25 years of teaching experience and is passionate about bringing the benefits of yoga to those recovering from or living with injury or illness. Cheri has presented Therapeutic Yoga at Beth Israel Medical Center and the Langone Medical Center at NYU. Cheri started the yoga program at the Ridley-Tree Cancer Center in 1999, where she continues to teach weekly classes. Cheri’s teaching focuses on the healing aspects of yoga: freeing the body, breath and flow of energy through practicing with awareness, compassion, and love. Cheri is the co-author of the Therapeutic Yoga Kit, published in January 2009 by Inner Traditions. Visit for more information about Cheri’s workshops and retreats.
Arturo Peal

Arturo Peal MA, (TCM), LMP, co-founder of the Therapeutic Yoga Training Program, is an anatomy and physiology (A&P) instructor and a certified yoga therapist. He holds a Masters Degree in Chinese Medicine, practices CranioSacral Therapy and has been involved in the “alternative” health-care field for more than 30 years. Arturo teaches A&P for Yoga teacher trainings and studios, for body workers, and for other movement specialists. His weekly classes in Therapeutic Yoga serve students who are unable to do a traditional Vinyasa practice. He integrates his expertise in Anatomy, Kinesiology, Chinese Medicine, and the healing processes to present a multidimensional understanding of the human body. For more information about Arturo, visit

Ambient musician Avahara has been playing live music to accompany Therapeutic Yoga workshops and trainings since 2009. He is a multi-instrumentalist, weaving together synthesizers, piano, acoustic guitar, crystal singing bowls and more to create an environment that fosters introspection and healing. His two albums, Slow Wave Journey and Angels In The Atmosphere are available on iTunes and Amazon MP3. For most Therapeutic Yoga trainings, Avahara plays live music to accompany various parts of the training. For more information about Avahara, visit