Prayer for healing + openness

As I move towards my highest expression, the wisdom of the ages is wrapped around me like a cloak; it moves with me, shifting to match my own unique rhythm and then integrating that rhythm into the movement of creation…

I seek to become a willing vessel and open my heart completely to those whom fate has drawn toward me. Allow me to see them, not through the obscured vision of my own wounding, or the defensive shelter created by theirs, but with the clarity of vision that can reveal their soul to me.

Give me strength to remain seated in this pursuit beyond the levels of my own discomfort and fear, so that I may become the Boundless Being that you have created me to be, capable of embracing all life and capable of giving and receiving all of the love that the Divine Spirit holds for me.

~ Sherri Mitchell

photo by DJ Pierce

photo by DJ Pierce


With a firm belief in the promise of yoga as freedom in the world (rather than freedom from the world), I seek to awaken and align you on a path of self-inquiry, healing, and ultimately self-mastery. I will guide you back to the inherent flow of joy and steadiness that exists within, to reclaim the limitless power and potential that is your birthright.

I am both a practitioner and educator of the science and philosophy of Tantric Hatha Yoga. An initiate of the Tantric Sri Vidya tradition – a 5,000 year-old living tradition of the Himalayan Masters – I am the founder, owner and operator of mela.yoga, a sacred learning space in the San Francisco Bay Area that seeks to create a community of lifelong learners and practitioners. With a B.A. in Biological Sciences from Columbia University, I maintain certification as an RYT 500 and E-RYT 200 yoga educator, as well as in Yoga 4 Teens and Prenatal Vinyasa. With over 16 years of classroom teaching experience and 6 years of studio teaching experience, I continue to study Tantra and train with my teachers Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, Yogarupa Rod Stryker, Jean Mazzei + Brenna Geehan. I am also a student of Sanskrit and certified by the Himalayan Institute to teach the Yoga Sutras.