Balancing Arts Yoga Studio


A place.  A space.  A community.

Balancing Arts yoga studio

Located in the beautiful historic Arts Mill Gallery on the river.

Instructor: Sheri M. Bestor, RYT (

Balancing Arts - Yoga Class

Sheri Bestor

“Beauty is simply reality seen with the eyes of love.” (Rabindranath Tagore).

Wishing you a beautiful season. -Sheri

Yoga.  Reiki.  Somatics.  Still Water Ayurveda.  Massage.  Yoga Nidra Privates.  Groups.  Guest Speakers.  Workshops.  Well Being Store.  And More.

Located on the 3rd floor of the Arts Mill.  Please enter through blue door on the side of the building.  1300, 14th Ave. Grafton WI.




Monday 4am 5/7 Yoga for Trauma
5:30pm 5/7, 5/14, 5/21 Life-Artistry
6:30-7:30pm 5/7, 5/14, 5/21Classic Yoga, guided by Sheri

Tuesdays 4am 5/8 Yoga for Trauma
9:15am 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 5/29 Barre & Beyond with Adley
5:15pm 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 5/29 Mind-Body Camp with Adley

Wednesdays 4am 5/9 Yoga for Trauma
11:30 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30 Mind-Body Boot Camp with Adley
5:30pm Mind-Body Boot Camp 1 Year Celebration
6:30pm 5/2, 5/16 Yoga Nidra Somatics

Thursdays 4am 5/10 Yogo for Trauma
4:30pm 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31 Barre & Beyond with Adley
6:00pm 5/10, 5/17, 5,24, 5/31 Life Artistry in Nature

4am 5/4 Yoga for Trauma
11:30am-12:30pm 5/11, 5/18, 5/25, 6/1 Mindful Yoga – Guided by Laura
3:45 pm 5/11, 5/18, 5/25, 6/1 Teen Yoga – Guided by Laura
4:50 pm 5/11, 5/18, 5/25, 6/1 Kids Yoga – Guided by Laura

Saturday 9am 5/5 Yoga for Trauma
Sunday 9am 5/6 Yoga for Trauma


Upcoming Special Workshops and New Classes

Life-Artistry Ongoing Meditation Class: This class is for those wishing to strengthen and/or maintain their meditation practice. The certified meditation guide will take you through the preparatory steps of meditation, including the techniques to prepare body, breath and mind. Then you’ll spend the final portion of class in silent meditation. Receive the many benefits of group meditation while supporting the greater good.
Days/Time: Mondays from 5:30-6:15pm
Self-Investment: $7 per class.





Yoga to Transform Trauma Leadership & Teacher Training Intensive
May 4, 5, 6

9:00am-5:00 pm

Self Investment: $375

Pre-Register by deadline of April 5th. Please register at www.balancingartsstudio. More information about this course is on our website.

Trauma has many faces and touches millions of our lives in the form of childhood abuse, domestic violence, car accidents, sexual assault, life threatening illnesses, experiences of war, neighborhood violence, neglect, poverty or vicarious exposure through the experiences of friends and loved ones. The effects can turn our world upside down sometimes leading to lifelong struggles. Trauma becomes stuck in our bodies, separating us from ourselves, our bodies and others. The wisdom and practice of Yoga has the transformative ability to re-connect us to ourselves, our bodies and the world around us. Many individuals with a trauma background would like to explore or already practice Yoga which often comes with its’ own unique challenges. Yoga to Transform Trauma was created to provide a time and space so that people everywhere could begin to use their bodies to move more, feel more and to access hopeful healing when thinking and words fall short.

Teach To Transform Trauma is a comprehensive three day certification program that marries the emerging and developing field of traumatology with the ancient wisdom and healing of Yoga philosophy, principles and teaching. The training program and curriculum provide a comprehensive approach to trauma recovery that couples the somatic with the cognitive experience providing the foundation for implementing an actual program which blends a more “traditional,” supportive, talk group experience with that of a “classical” Yoga class. Open to Yoga Teachers, Therapists & Social Workers, Nurses, community workers, medical personnel, activists, educators and anyone effected by, working with or interested in working with trauma.

Learning Objectives Include The following:

• The nature of Trauma and the Survival Response

• The different types, prevalence and effects of traumatic stress

• Current trauma theories, neurobiology and physiology

• How our story shows up in our bodies and body memories

• The relationship of shame and trauma and why the words won’t come

• The Chakra system as a healing framework yoking the intrinsic qualities of each chakra

with childhood development, psycho-spirituality, energetic imbalances and Yoga asana

• The overlay of trauma and Yoga and how the healing happens

• The impact of trauma on the practice of & teaching Yoga

• How to create a sacred, safe, open and inclusive space

• How to create mindful and sustainable experiences which cultivate distress tolerance and

resiliency and present moment awareness to utilize both on and off the mat.

• Understand the basics of facilitating a focused and supportive group experience

• Understand the distinction between and the basics of teaching both a trauma sensitive

and trauma focused Yoga class

• How to offer weekly Yoga for Trauma Recovery classes in the community, treatment and

studio settings

Join us to help transform trauma one mat at a time. Includes manual, lecture and discussion, personal & experiential exercises and daily practice. The training provides 24 CEUs that fulfill Yoga Alliance requirements and that has been accepted for other professions. Students may wish to solely take this three day Intensive for their own intentions and/or, if a Yoga Teacher or Teacher in Training, wish to complete the additional phase of certification and independent study following the intensive.

The training manual will be emailed to individual participants shortly before the program begins to use in electronic or paper form.

Catherine Ashton, E-RYT500 is an experienced Yoga Teacher, Founder of Yoga to Transform Trauma, professional therapist and board certified Trauma Specialist and Activist. She has spent many years as an administrator in large mental health agencies and hospitals serving marginalized populations. Catherine lives in Chicago and teaches Yoga nationally, guiding both foundational & advanced teacher trainings & special workshops as well as maintaining a private practice dedicated to trauma recovery & wellness. Catherine’s experience is that Yoga has the ability to touch our bodies & spirit in a way & depth that words may never reach. Catherine grew up in California, is a long standing student & teacher of yoga & draws from her studies in Clinical Psychology, and extensive experience in yoga & the mental health field to provide a holistic approach to living & working with others.

Life-Artistry in Nature, Spring Program I

Many of us feel drawn to nature. We know intuitively that it is a place where well- being can be fostered. But we may not know why and we may not know how to take advantages of the amazing powers of nature. Join us for this beautiful program that (weather permitting) will take place in the wild.

This offering is a pre-register, pre-pay program only. For your convenience you can pay with a cc or PayPal online using the button above or mail form and fee to the studio using the button below.

Please note: This is a non-refundable payment.


Balancing Arts works cooperatively with North Shore Academy of the Arts, a not-for-profit 501-c3.