Sheryl Utal is a yoga teacher in Los Angeles who made the leap from an unfulfilling life working in a corporate environment to doing what she loves. Inversions and arm balances which require strength, focus and balance are her favorite poses. Her classes are athletic and powerful but always connect you to your breath and spirit. Living with an autoimmune disease has driven Sheryl to be an advocate for health and wellness and she maintains a strict alcohol, gluten and caffeine free diet. An issue dear to her heart is addiction as she has family members who suffer from the disease. Recently, Sheryl and her mom founded Gates of Light, a non-profit organization seeking to establish a residential addiction treatment center in Los Angeles.