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October-December 2019


Class Schedule and Special Events


Life-Artistry at Balancing Arts Yoga and Well Being Studio


Stretching Deeper

A yoga intensive, off-the-mat,  life-application class

 Dates/Time: Saturdays, 9-10:30 am, November 2, December 7, January 4, February 8, March 7.

Self-Investment: $130.00 for the entire course

 Join a group of  like-minded,*curious seekers and aspirants who are inspired to take their yoga practice to the next level, off of the mat. Whether you have been practicing for years, or have just begun, this class will be an opportunity for you to gain a greater understanding of the depth of yoga and how it can benefit you in your work, play, relationships and personal growth. Many come to yoga class to stretch, strengthen, and balance their bodies. We’ll now expand to learn how to stretch our minds and spirits through the exploration of the ancient wisdom of yoga as applied to our modern lives.

 In this course, we will address relatable, modern day struggles and apply the key foundations of yoga to them. This will equip you with  ways to respond to life’s challenges with more balance, strength, and ease.  We will conclude each session with a guided meditation and sound bath. You will have an opportunity to apply what we’ve explored, with a list of enriching and inspiring (optional) readings and activities to support your learning in between sessions. Share in this Satsang (sacred gathering in the company of true people). Gift yourself the next level of your practice.  Stretch deeper and  Live Your Light!

 *In addition to the personal benefits, this class is recommended for those who are teachers, healers, or who are planning on taking the Yoga Teacher Training, in the fall of 2020. 

 About the Instructor: Sheri is an experienced certified Yoga, Meditation, Yoga Nidra, and Thai Yoga Level 1 Instructor. She is a Master Reiki Teacher, and contributing writer to Yoga International. She has a BS in Education and a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction. With her own personal practice, years of research, and experiences such as her devoted study in India with Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, teacher training with International Teacher Luke Ketterhagen, and a student and  initiate of the Himalayan Institute, she is excited to share in this exploratory, inquiry based learning class with aspirants who are ready to move to the next level in their practice.

 “Sheri’s wisdom surrounding the philosophy of yoga has inspired me and strengthened my practice in a way that asana alone couldn’t do.” Bridget Bretl 

 Pre-registration only for this course. Register by October 12. To register: Please mail your Name/email/phone and payment to: Balancing Arts Studio, Studio 311, 1300, 14th Ave. Grafton WI 53024. Pay via check, drop off at the location in black mailbox on third floor, or pay via Venmo: @Sheri-Mabry-1


Gift Yourself  a private session of relaxation, renewal, balance, healing, and rejuvenation.

  • Private Meditation Classes
  • Energy Vibration Sessions
  • Reiki 
  • Yoga

This season- enjoy a private, one-on-one session with Sheri for a special peace price. Self-Investment: $48 per session (from $70.)

·    Meditation:  Learn the 9 step Life-Artistry Meditation Technique-In this private setting, you’ll learn, experience and apply meditation techniques that you can integrate into your life for a life-long practice that helps you feel balanced, less reactive, healthier, more peaceful and happier.

  • Energy Massages-A dynamic fusion of multi-modalities that work with vibrations to initiate the body’s natural healing response. Sound therapy, Reiki, aromatherapy, and Vibra-acustics are just a part of this relaxing session. 
  • Become a certified Reiki Practitioner. Contact Sheri for more details.


YOGA CLASS SCHEDULE with Sheri:  (subject to change-please stay updated by visiting the schedule at and also learn of other teachers and offerings at the studio) . $11/class  for drop- in. $10/Class with multi-class pass.

Mondays, 6:30 pm. Classic Yoga-All Levels,  guided by Sheri

Yoga. Meditation. Breathing Techniques. Sound Therapy and Reiki infused.

Sept: 9, 16, 23, 30

Oct: 7, 14, 21,

Nov: 4, 11, 18,

Dec: 2, 9, 16

Thursdays, 9:30 am. Yin Yoga StretchAll levels , guided by Sheri-Please contact me by the evening before class if you are planning on attending this class. thank you. (262-719-4633)

Yin based slow-paced yoga. Meditation. Breathing Techniques.  Sound therapy and reiki infused.

Sept: 5, 12, 19, no class 26

Oct: 10, 17, 24

Nov: 21

Dec 5, 12


SPECIAL EVENTS AND GUESTS:Registration is now open. Please pre-register for these events. Spaces are limited. Txt Sheri (262-719-4633)  and Venmo payment (@Sheri-Mabry-1) or stop in the studio and drop form and fee in black box on 3rdfloor. Or mail form and fees to: Balancing Arts Studio,1300, 14thAve. Studio 311. Grafton WI 53024.

Wed., Oct 9, 6:30 pm Mid-Week Meditation/Yoga Nidra/Sound Vibration Class-a combination of modalities that will deepen your practice and help you feel balanced, relaxed and renewed. $15

Wed., Oct 23. Mid-Week Meditation/Yoga Nidra/Sound Vibration-a combination of modalities that will deepen your practice and help you feel balanced, relaxed and renewed. Self-Investment: $15

Wed., Nov 6. Surrender to Stillness-Experience the combination of Thai yoga, Restorative Yoga, Reiki, Sound Therapy and Meditation. Guided by Sheri. Self-Investment: $15

 Nov 14th, 6:30 pm. SOUND SYMPHONY: An evening of vibrational sound healing and meditation

Guided by three practitioners with experience in music, sound therapy and meditation, playing a myriad of sound and musical instruments, you’ll experience an interactive vibrational concert that leaves you feeling balanced, inspired, uplifted and peaceful, welcoming the opportunity to settle into silence and turn inward at the conclusion of the evening.  Guided by Mitchell, Jacqueline, and Sheri. $18

Thurs Nov 21, 5-9 Arts Mill Open House

Thursday, Dec 19th, 6:30 pm, our Annual SILENT NIGHT,  A special evening hosted by Balancing Arts Studio, celebrating the seasons’ move towards peace… candle lit yoga class. Guided relaxation. Sound Vibration. Reiki. Social gathering after. Self-Investment: $15


Special Announcement: Coming Fall 2020- Yoga Teacher TrainingA one of a kind training for teachers and for life-application: become a certified yoga instructor or simply deepen your practice. A  comprehensive curriculum which includes trauma sensitives yoga training, training in meditation, Yoga Nidra, Ayurveda, and more.

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Visit Willow Words Writing Services tab and learn of all of the ways we can support your writing projects, from tutoring to critiquing, to ghost writing to coaching to business writing. Write your Light!



Private Meditation Training: Join Sheri in this one-on-one training where you will learn how to meditate with a step-by-step creative approach based on ancient philosophy and modern research. Sheri will privately teach and guide you  through the Life-Artistry Meditation program that is normally offered in a group setting. Call Sheri for details and to register.

Energy Private Sessions 

Join us for one of our private, Vibrational Therapy-Energy Massage Sessions! A dynamic fusion of multi modalities that work with vibrations to initiate the body’s natural healing response.  Sound therapy, Reiki, and Vibroacustics are just a part of this relaxing session.

“When I learned that Sheri was doing vibracoustic (sound and energy) therapy sessions, I signed up!  Now I call it “sonic massage” because, as a practitioner and teacher of massage therapy, I understand the therapeutic benefits of balancing the mind and body on a deep cellular level. Turns out that the research for Sound Energy healing  has  shown many of the same remarkable results from reducing anxiety, pain, heart rate, blood pressure , healing time as well as balancing circulation,  immune response, and brain wave activity. My own personal experience supports those claims! Comfortable, safe, noninvasive, and very effective.” BS


For the class schedule, workshops, trainings, and more, visit the website.

LIFE-ARTISTRY/Willow Words Writing Services: 
 Introduction to Picture Book Writing-A private or semi-private opportunity 

So, it’s been a dream of yours to write a picture book but you don’t know where to begin? You have a story written but aren’t feeling confident to take the next step? You’d love feedback on your manuscript from someone experienced in the industry? 


This information-packed, interactive, inspirational private or semi-private course will share critical knowledge for writers on the path towards publication. We’ll discuss genres and industry standards. We will explore what makes successful picture books sparkle, and the key components of picture book writing. You’ll receive one (optional) personal, in-depth critique on a picture book manuscript (word limit 800) And your inspiration and passion will be nourished with an approach throughout the course that ignites your creativity.  


Sheri Mabry (Bestor) is an award winning author, with books published/soon to be released in several genres including literary non-fiction picture books, early readers, picture book and teen non-fiction. She has a Masters Degree in Curricuoum and Instruction, has over 30 years of teaching experience, owns Willow Words Writing services where she offers a full range of services for writers, and served as a Literary Agent for adults writing for children. Sheri is the founder of North shore academy of the Arts, which offers opportunities in the visual, performing and literary arts. She is a yoga and meditation instructor, so her teaching is informed by this creative, mindful foundation.  Sheri has five additional children’s books that will be released by 2021.


Self-Investment: $160 with manuscript critique / $95 without manuscript critique.

To register, mail info. and fee to: Willow Words, 1300, 14th Ave, Studio 311. Grafton WI 53024. Or venom: @Sheri-Mabry-1.







        Writing Services, Books, and Author Visits

Writing is a beautiful form of expression. Be it a blog, content for your business, or a book you are writing to publish, Willow Words Writing Services offers services to support your creativity. Contact Sheri to schedule a private, online critique which includes a half hour, in-person or phone consultation.

 “Sheri Bestor is the best thing that has ever happened to my writing career. I have studied picture book writing diligently, attended meetings, critique groups and expensive conferences, yet I probed in the dark. Then I found Willow Words and Sheri Bestor. With unexpected warmth and inspiration, Sheri taught me more in one critique letter than I had learned in all my previous study combined. Furthermore, she has demonstrated a sincere interest in my development as a writer and individual.Thanks, Sheri for turning on the lights and taking an interest in my work.”
Daniel Welborn ~ Writer

Recently Released and Coming Soon-More Books by Sheri Mabry: 

Soar High Dragonfly!
The Kid and the Chameleon
The Kid and the Chameleon Sleep Over
The Kid and the Chameleon Go to School

Right Here, Right Now. 

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