Sophia Cheng


Sophia, owner of Owl's Nest Yoga LLC, shines as a yogini, a leader, and in 2020,was the lead teacher in EssentialZen's Yoga's first 200 Hour Teacher Training!!  Sophia is the perfect partner for our well-rounded leadership training. In addition to the special events and workshops she has offered at EssentialZen, our community will now have the opportunity to embrace Sophia in this new capacity! 


Sophia is a Baptiste-certified Tier 2 teacher. As a yoga teacher since 2011, she will be drawing upon her deep experience assisting programs and teaching training modules in Ohio, Tennessee and New York. Sophia has a passion for the human body, its health, and how posture affects us in daily life.

All classes, workshops and trainings are influenced by Sophia’s life experience. She is a practicing Massage Therapist licensed by the State of Ohio Medical Board specializing in therapeutic massage and Thai massage. She is also a "retired" banker and project manager, mom of 3 college students, and traveler and citizen of the world. She is currently defying gravity as an avid acroyoga flyer often working with bases half her age. She truly understands the importance of risk, trust, and communication, and she is ready to share all of that with YOU.


Here is a recent testimonial for Sophia.
"Sophia is a very thorough and patient yoga instructor. Her knowledge, experience, and dedication to yoga as a practice and discipline shine and you know you are in good hands. Her detailed and intentional lessons in assisting and adjustments have made me a better instructor. Knowing how to give unique, individualized adjustments in a respectful way has helped me provide a safe space for my students to progress. Because of Sophia's lessons, I am able to authentically connect with students and help them grow in this practice. This is what keeps my students loyal and my classes full."

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