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About Ward, Cheryl - Owner Forward Motion Yoga

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Name: Ward, Cheryl - Owner Forward Motion Yoga
Work: 905 294-1813
Location: Markham

Other Places I Teach

Markham, Unionville, Aurora, Thornhill, Stouffville, Richmond Hill, Pickering, Ajax, Toronto


Forward Motion Yoga

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Cheryl Ward

Markham, ON

Unionville, Aurora, Thornhill, Stouffville, Richmond Hill, Pickering, Ajax, Toronto,

Unionville, Aurora, Thornhill, Stouffville, Richmond Hill, Pickering, Ajax, Toronto,

Yoga and Meditation Oasis!
Deepak Chopra's Primordial Sound Meditation is offered here. We also offer our signature LearnHowToSTARTMeditating course based on Deepak's "Seven Spiritual Laws of Success".  A beautiful studio setting, Forward Motion Yoga is situated in the old Village of Markham offering a great variety of Yoga classes including "all levels" Hatha Flow Yoga focusing on breath with movement. Included in our schedule is Vinyasa Yoga, Gentle Yoga, Restorative. Two (2) great Meditation programs, Primordial Sound Meditation developed by Drs. Deepak Chopra and David Simon, and our signature LHTSM developed by Cheryl Ward, owner of FMY.  One-on-one Meditation coaching is also provided for those who may be on a tighter schedule or simply prefer private session.  Cheryl has studied under both Dr. Deepak Chopra and co-founder of the Chopra Centre, Dr. David Simon, obtaining her certification in Primordial Sound Meditation. Cheryl has also completed Jon Kabat-Zinn's Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course, adding to her Meditation training and teaching.  Small Yoga classes  allows each individual to receive personal attention from our supportive and compassionate Instructors. Make a change in your life. Make it Yoga! Make it Meditation! I invite you to come and experience a class with us. Welcome! And thank you, Cheryl! Namaste.

I am certified in:

Primordial Sound Meditation

Chopra Events Attended:

Journey into Healing
Seduction of Spirit
Renewal Weekend
Silent Awakenings

Photo Gallery

  • Seduction of Spirit Volunteer, 2014
  • Cheryl - then
  • Shopping for art!! Journey Into Healing
  • Our Meditation Oasis!
  • Assisting in Yoga Cheryl & Kristin
  • Ahhhhh....Serenity Now
  • One-on-one Primordial Sound Instruction
  • Ready for Yoga Nidra.....
  • Seduction of Spirit 2009

Class Schedule

One-on-One Meditation Introductory Class
Markham, Unionville, Aurora, Thornhill, Stouffville, Richmond Hill, Pickering, Ajax, Toronto

Event Details:

Our “One-On-One Meditation” coaching is designed for those seeking the ability to learn how to meditate in an environment that is a little more personal than a group situation.  It’s geared to those who may be on a tighter schedule and would appreciate the shorter amount of teaching time, yet value the individual attention in order to ask questions and be guided. There are 4 sessions in total scheduled over a 4 week period.

One-On-One Meditation
Sessions booked around YOUR schedule.

Session 1

75-90 minute session session together in the studio.
What do you hope to gain? Why Meditation for you?
What is Meditation?
What are the benefits of a Meditation practice?
Breath exercise for calming.
Understanding past conditioning.
Our inner dialogue - cultivating the silent witness.
The power of intention setting.
Mantras and their meaning.

Session 2

60 minute session
Discussion of experience.
What happens during a Meditation practice.
Breath exercise for sleeping.

Session 3

15-30 minutes
Phone appointment (pre-arranged appt.)

Session 4

60 minute session
Discussion of experience.
Other types of Meditation.
Follow up information will be sent out after sessions 1, 2 & 4.
This program offers you 21 days of a Meditation practice, the number of days to create a new habit!

Sessions are booked around YOUR schedule

This is both a time and financial commitment on your part.  Let’s make sure it’s the right choice for you.  A complimentary 15 minute call is my pleasure.  Please email ahead to book this call.  Course fees & options may be discussed at this time as well.  Thank you, Cheryl


A few words from our students…

“My meditation has been going as scheduled and I’m doing 15mins now.  It’s helped with relaxing me and allows me to be more in the moment than I’d been able to be previously, and more aware of my anxiety before it gets too bad.  I’ve really noticed that’s it’s all about my breath and being aware of it when I feel the anxiety rising.  The moment I remember to breathe slowly and focus on the feeling of the air going in and out of my body, the feelings of anxiety go down.  Thank you so much” Jason

“Thanks Cheryl for getting us off to a good start on our journey to serenity!” MO

“Not sure it’s the meditation or a combination of it along with time that has gone by but I definitely feel I am on my way to getting back to myself again.  When I think back at the state I was in when I first started with you, I can’t believe the improvement.  Slowly but surely I am healing… and this is only after 4 weeks!  My goal is to heal mentally & physically.  Thank you sooooo much for your help.” GC

“Thank you Cheryl!  It was a pleasure working with you these past couple of weeks and I owe my consistency into this practice to you.  I wouldn’t have been able to do it without you.”  MZ

Cost: $0.00

Start: 1/1/2018

End: 12/31/2018

Markham, Unionville, Aurora, Thornhill, Stouffville, Richmond Hill, Pickering, Ajax, Toronto


City: Markham

Map Details: Google Map Link

Cultivating a Peaceful Teen Introductory Class

Special Events

Primordial Sound Meditation Primordial Sound Meditation
Markham, Unionville, Aurora, Thornhill, Stouffville, Richmond Hill, Pickering, Ajax, Toronto

Event Details: Primordial Sound Meditation Instruction
Forward Motion Yoga, Markham Location
NEW DATES coming in 2018!!

Session One - In Session One you will be introduced to the basic principles of Meditation, it's history, and the importance of your mantra.
Session Two -  Pre-arranged time for personal, one-on-one mantra instruction with me (your instructor), approx. 45 minutes - 1 hour. 
Session Three - In Session Three, you will learn the practical aspects of Meditation share your experience, receive answers to any questions and meditate with the group.  
Session Four - You will hear a lecture by Dr. Deepak Chopra about the higher states of consciousness that can be achieved with a regular Primordial Sound Meditation practice.  We'll share Deepak Chopra's vision of these higher states together.
Exclusive to Forward Motion Yoga, we offer a 21-day Meditation Motivation after Session 3 to keep you on track!
See attached course outline and description from the Chopra Centre. 

Cost: $0.00

Start: 1/1/2017

End: 12/31/2017

Event Link:

Markham, Unionville, Aurora, Thornhill, Stouffville, Richmond Hill, Pickering, Ajax, Toronto


City: Markham

Map Details: Google Map Link

LearnHowToSTARTMeditating Introductory Class
Meditate Every Day!! Introductory Class


""Cheryl's meditation class is an effortless and enjoyable way to improve your outlook, your energy and your overall quality of life. The lessons are inspiring and practical, and the meditation practice can quickly become a wonderful addition to your daily routine." RM"

""It has actually totally changed my whole outlook and improved my energy in such a short time!!! Decreased anxiety, great sleeping, and a total awareness of being 'in the present.' You are a fantastic teacher. And thank you for bringing Dr. Deepak Chopra a little closer to home." Rosemary"

""Just wanted to let you know how much I am enjoying the meditation course - it really is transformative and I'm so glad that my Karma brought me to your centre! I want to sign up for the next one!" JH"

""Can I tell you how much I have loved your sessions? The timing of this for me was perfect and I've really found something that works for me and is in line with a lot of the things I've been trying to teach myself – not judging, trying not to control everything, being open to possibilities, and not being so goddamn hard on myself! I've really been enjoying this and I want to thank you for being my teacher and opening up my mind to meditation."LV"