About Cherry

Cherry Foreman (E-RYT 200), a Louisiana native, comes to the Triangle by way of Boston where she lived for 15 years. She practiced, trained, and taught at her home studio, Baptiste Power Yoga Institute, in Cambridge, MA.  In any given class, you can expect a focus on breath flow; strength and flexibility; grounding and opening; ease and power; balance and stillness; deep relaxation and hands-on assists. 

 “I am not a bells-and-whistles kind of teacher. I am a big believer in ‘less is more’ and keeping things simple.  My intention in every class is to encourage you to make choices guided by a deep awareness and appreciation of your own breath and intuition. What I fell in love with, in my practice, was how it was always different. It is never good or bad, it’s just is a different expression every time I step on my mat. You may not feel at home in your own mind or body right away, and that’s okay. It doesn’t always happen instantly or with fireworks. It may be a slow burn, but if you keep showing up, a beautiful and deeply honest relationship with yourself can emerge.”

Cherry cooks, sings, dances, and lives in Durham with the world’s greatest dog, Oscar.


Learn to keep your own company well and if you are ever feeling down, stuck or negative, be of service to someone else.
— Cherry, Yoga Off East Instructor

Q + A

I am happiest…

gathered around a table with people I love and delicious food and wine.

My favorite view…

the ocean.

Morning ritual…

say "thank you", make coffee, walk my dog Oscar 

One activity you do everyday without fail…

some sort of movement- walk, yoga, stretch, something. 

A good day is…

when I can wake up without an alarm clock

Last thing you do at night…

list three things I am grateful for that happened that day.

What 3 things are vital to your day…

coffee, good food, snuggling with my puppy. 

Your most overused phrase…

“that's my jam” 

Go-to websites…

Google, OnBeing.org, Amazon

Most used emoji…

🙏

How do you unwind…

a bath with lavender or rose essential oil.

What was your dream job as a child…

equal parts teacher/ paralegal / make-up lady at the cosmetic counter at the department store.

Who is your greatest mentor…

my yoga teacher, Gregor Singleton (and my momma) 

What one meeting changed your life…

meeting who would become my best friends in dance class 15 years ago. 

Biggest risk that has paid off…

packing up 2 suitcases, getting on a bus and moving to Boston.

Failure is…

essential to any success and all growth.

Success is…

appreciating the person you are, feeling rich no matter how much money you have, living a life that is in alignment with your highest Self.

Best piece of advice…

Learn to keep your own company well and if you are ever feeling down, stuck or negative, be of service to someone else.