Sharon Roth – PYP Israel
Sharon Roth, MSW, CYT 800 hrs., Co-founder and Co-director of PYP Israel.
Yoga for All is a physical and emotional place where two of the main issues that have occupied me for more than 20 years intersect: the possibility that yoga offers for liberation as human beings, and the work towards compassion, equality and solidarity in the social field.
In 1998, in my early 20s, I was orphaned from my two parents, an event that led me to search for a way to heal my body and soul, and provide me with answers to existential questions that arose. From my first yoga class I felt and devoted myself to the tremendous healing powers inherent in yoga. Some years later I met my teacher Orit Sen Gupta, to whom I am eternally grateful for the practice she taught me. In addition to my training as a senior teacher of Vijnana Yoga, I worked for over 10 years as a fieldworker and manager in organizations serving peripheral populations of Israeli society, specializing with young people living on the street. I studied for a master’s degree in Clinical Social Work at the University of Haifa, and worked as a therapist in a community mental health clinic and in services treating people with addiction.