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What do you do best?
What makes you the best?
Biggest success?
What are your aspirations?
Most challenging moment?
Favorite Motto?
Favorite People?
Favorite Places?
Favorite Products?
Current Passions?

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Alex Sharry: Yoga Teacher

My NativeAdVantage:


Alex has been teaching yoga for the past six years throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn.  She is currently teaching at Katonah Bowery and SKY TING and can occasionally be found teaching workshops with her West Coast buddies at Love Yoga Venice.  She uses movement, repetition and rhythm as driving forces in her class and believes that through this practice students have the ability to turn their garbage into gold.  Yoga and the Katonah theory teaches us that when we explore our second, third, and fourth natures we are better able to discern our blind spots and thus avoid being blindsided in our lives. Catch classes with Alex at Katonah Bowery and SKY TING YOGA in NYC.  For more info visit:,,

What do you do best?

Challenge myself.  

What makes you the best?

I am really sensitive and empathetic and those qualities allow me to read the subtle body language of the students in the room. Because of this, when teaching I’m confident everyone will feel seen, heard, supported, touched, loved.

What are your aspirations?

To remain a student forever. To remain curious - an explorer - digging, unearthing, navigating the layers of life to further enhance my understanding of myself and others.

Biggest Success?

Discovering what it is that I love to do more than anything in the world and doing it.

Most Challenging Moment?

My teacher said this to me in one of our talks and it just about sums up all the challenging moments.  You have to want what’s on the other side of discomfort so much that that want overrides the discomfort. Fight for the love, the contact, safety, support, the joy on the other side of the uncomfortable feeling rather than being absorbed by the uncomfortable feeling.  This challenges me every single day, but when I come out on top I never feel stronger.  


This changes all the time, but right now because I just finished Dune:  “Survival is the ability to swim in strange water.”  It’s a pretty primitive idea, but most of life’s motifs have primitive roots.  We survive when we’re able to navigate the unfamiliar, utilize every tool - not just the ones we’ve cozied up to, and summon new techniques to get the results we’re seeking.  And the fact is we’re all just really seeking joy aren’t we?  We must learn how to swim and splash and backstroke and sink and bouyei ourselves in strange water to find that sweet, sweet, pain in the ass called joy. 

Favorite People/Role Models?

My grandma, Jean.

My mentor, Abbie.

My girls, Faye, Marisa, Jessie, Sara

My guy, Adrian.

Favorite Places/Destinations?

I love the desert, specifically Pioneertown, which is about 30 minutes away from Joshua Tree.  The big blue reclining chairs in my grandmother’s living room in Daytona Beach, FLA.  Charter coffee shop on Graham Ave, BK. 

Favorite Products/Objects?

My planner that functions as my compass and North Star, bless its sweet soul.  Crushing hard on de Mamiel facial cleansing balm, the scent alone is out of this world.  Shosh NYC clothing; Shosh makes me feel so myself, so in my skin, so free, so unique.  The spoon ring I wear on my right hand.  I haven’t taken it off in five years.  My grandma and mom have matching ones that we bought in New Hope, PA on Mother’s Day.

Current Passions?

Painting, leotards, furniture hunting, sci-fi.