Sheri Mabry Bestor:  Teacher and Student of Dharmic-Artistry
 a lifestyle approach to cultivating creativity and balance through inner wisdom and peace.
Sheri is the Founder and Owner of Balancing Arts Studio. She is an Initiate of the Himalayan Institute Lineage, under the Spiritual leadership of Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD. She is a member of the Himalayan Teacher’s Association, an experienced certified registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance and a Reiki MA. She is a certified level one Thai Yoga Practitioner and she received her yoga teacher certification from The Fon du Lac Center for Spirituality and Healing, Himalayan Institute Teacher Training. She is a certified reflexology practitioner. Her studies, writing and teaching in Somatics have included UBM TM and other contemporary approaches. Yoga has included Hatha, Kundalini, Thai, and alignment  based methods. 

Her professional learning experiences include earning a MA in Curriculum and Instruction, a BS degree in Education, working as a teacher and published author. She is a contributing writer for Yoga International. Sheri is the founder of Balancing Arts Studio. In addition to guiding Yogic arts classes, she serves as the Founder and President of North Shore Academy of the Arts and is the founder, agent and an author with Willow Words Literary Agency. Sheri enjoys spending time with family, friends and nature. She is a life-long student.

My Statement of Purpose: to guide from my heart through experience and personal philosophy, informed by eastern yoga tradition; inspired by nature and the arts.

I am grateful for my teachers who have introduced me to the practice, guided me and inspired me to continue learning. As I share with you this practice that has had such a profound effect in my life, I hope for you, also, to be inspired to seek, learn, discover, awaken and express…as a way to live your light.. 

To reach Sheri, please text or call 262-719-4633. Or email:

“That which you are, you will teach. “
                                      Ralph Wado Emerson

Harmonize stillness.
Create true.
Rhyme with Nature and honor earth.
Compose Gratefulness
Sing Love.
And Dance your essence of the breath.

Live your Light


Whitney Burke- Wade   joins Balancing Arts Yoga Studio as a teacher and Ayurvedic practitioner. "Along with full service Ayurveda offerings I will be teaching an all levels yoga class that helps to balance the "doshas" or elemental forces within us. As an Ayurvedic practitioner, I love to weave the "science of life" into my yoga classes.Whitney is a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, a graduate of Kanyakumari Ayurveda in Glendale, WI. and YTT 200 certified from Yoga Loft in Sheboygan WI. Ayurveda emphasizes simple daily practices to create balance in mind, body and spirit.

" I have kept yoga close to my heart and a part of my life in varying degrees since I was a teen. Yoga has always been there for me as a dependable source of life force in a world ripe with uncertainty! Yoga led me to study Ayurveda and I am forever grateful for finding my purpose sharing the sister sciences with those I am blessed to work with ."
 It is said in Ayurveda that all disease is the end result of forgetting our true nature as spirit. Ayurveda and Yoga strive to help a person re-connect to that true nature through direct experience. The sister sciences are so closely related they are often looked at as two sides of one coin. Ayurveda being the healing side of Yoga, and Yoga the spiritual side of Ayurveda. Together they encompass a complete approach to the well being of body, the mind, and  spirit. Any yoga student interested in an individualized approach to their asana, pranayama and or meditation practice can benefit from learning their constitution and then refining their practice so that it is in harmony with their nature.
I look forward to practicing with you!

Still Water Ayurveda
 Whitney Burke- Wade
AHC, CAP (intern), YTT200
certified in: Ahbyanga- Ayurvedic massage, Shirodhara-3rd eye oil therapy, Svedhana-steam therapy, Marma facial massage

Laura Borg:

Laura Borg CYT
Certified Yoga Instructor
Trained Mindfulness Instructor

Laura Borg is an inspirational and enthusiastic Yoga and Mindfulness instructor with more than seven years’ experience. She is known for her friendly, warm, and welcoming style and is recognized among students for giving simple, clear, articulate directions. Positive results expressed by students include feeling calmer, happier, less anxious and better able to respond rather than react in stressful situations.   She works with children (ages 6-12), adolescents and adults.

Laura’s focus includes teaching adult and youth students to develop focus and concentration, stability and self-control, strength and flexibility of body and mind, stress management and personal responsibility to themselves and to their community.  She believes in tailoring instructions to the needs of individual students and encouraging students to focus awareness inward on the breath and notice the way their body feels. Laura has provided mindfulness training and yoga classes for several organizations, including Growing Minds, Inc., Form and Fitness Health Club, University School, St. Eugene School, Cass St. School, and Brown St. Academy.  Prior to becoming a mindfulness and yoga instructor, Laura worked as a graphic designer for Ralph Lauren.

 The mindfulness training curriculum is based on Growing Minds, MBSR, and several other techniques covering focus and attention, thoughts and emotions, kindness and compassion, social skills, and brain science. The effectiveness of these approaches on adults and youth has resulted in better focus and concentration, calmer minds and bodies, increased empathy, decreased stress and anxiety, responsive rather than reactive behavior, calmer transitions, and more opportunity for better communication.

Laura Borg received her yoga certification from Kanyakamari Ayurveda and Yoga Wellness Center: 240 hour program, Yoga ed.: Yoga Education for students K-8, and Global Family Yoga:  focusing on Child Development from the Yoga Perspective, and Positive Action Language for Families, Teachers and Friends.  She received her mindfulness training from Growing Minds, Inc.: Mindfulness curriculum training K-12 and Foundations of Mindful Living, Rooted in Mindfulness:  MBSR 10 week course, and Learning to Breathe: Mindfulness Curriculum Training for Adolescents. 

If you have any questions, call Laura at 262-496-2438 or



Mary Rickert

Mary Rickert took her yoga teacher training at Govardhan Eco Village in India, from Gopi Kinnicutt (of Bhakti Yoga in Washington D. C.) and is a certified instructor with Yoga Alliance. She was a kindergarten teacher for ten years at Eldorado School for the Gifted in Orange, California. She also lived and worked in Sequoia National park where she spent her time off hiking and exploring the wilderness. She returned to Wisconsin, where she was born, and lives in Cedarburg where she works as a writer of stories with mythic and mystical elements such as her award winning novel, The Memory Garden and her short story collec-tion, You Have Never Been Here. She holds an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Rae Garcia-262-325-1083

Barrie Springhetti-

As the founder of SomaTalk Enterprises, I practice and pursue modalities that work  closely with the Body/Mind connection including therapeutic treatments, sessions  and educational courses focused on somatic awareness, bodywork, education and coaching. I am an instructor/practitioner of bodywork therapies and am published on specialized techniques relevant to improving structural comfort, pain relief, and restorative relaxation. In addition to holding.a Bachelors Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, I am a graduate of the Lakeside School of Massage Therapy, (2000) in Milwaukee and a Certified Teacher of Unified Body Method TM (2013), a  somatic movement and therapy approach founded by Erik Knuth. UBM TM teaches us how to discover embodied wisdom, integrate subtle movements, and restore balance. I currently teach UBM and SomaTalk classes at Balancing Arts Studio in Grafton. 

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Johanna Moore-Johanna is a Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance and a Certified Holistic Health & Nutrition Coach through the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP).  She graduated from the 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Program at Mosaic Wellness in Germantown, WI, and she received her Health & Nutrition training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.  Her Yoga training is rooted in Hatha Yoga, and she focuses on bringing proper alignment, breath work, and mindfulness into each practice to cultivate a state of complete balance between mind, body, and spirit.  Light-hearted in spirit, she brings a sense of calm, humor, and joy into her classes, because she believes that not everything in life should be taken so seriously ~ you need to relax and have a little fun once in a while!  During her Health & Nutrition training, she studied over 100 dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques, and innovative coaching methods with some of the world's top health and wellness experts.  Drawing on the knowledge she has gained throughout her studies, she will help you create a balanced and healthy lifestyle based on your unique goals.  Prior to attending the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Johanna received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Minnesota.  She has a long-time, ongoing passion for health and wellness, and she is committed to supporting others throughout their journey of achieving mental, emotional, and physical well-being.  Her specialties include: Private and group yoga classes, nutrition consulting, gluten & dairy free living, food allergies, lifestyle management, cooking with whole foods, exercise coaching, stress reduction, "diet"-free healthy living, women's health, connection of the mind and body, and weight management.  She is delighted to be part of the Balancing Arts community, and looks forward to seeing both new and familiar faces alike at the studio!
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