Cheri Rae ice skated professionally from age 11 to 36.
At 17 Cheri Rae injured her knee critically while landing a jump. She was introduced to yoga as physical therapy and when it completely rehabilitated her, yoga became her passion.
Cheri studied under Pattabhi Jois, Frank White and, among others. She has been teaching for 18 years.
Cheri Rae has taught in India, Thailand, as well as a 6 month residence at The Yoga Barn in Bali before returning to Los Angeles to create peace.
After high school, she was accepted to USC's drama program and put herself through college waiting tables at Larry Parkers Diner in Beverly Hills. Cheri has had numerous commercial, television, and film roles.
Giving is Cheri Rae's middle name. She has been involved in community groups including after school children’s program Solid Youth (for a solid world), community gardening, downtown historic core, Homegirls industries, L.A. Conservation Corp., and the Los Angeles bicycle coalition. This motivation lead Cheri to form “Give Peace Inc.”, a non-profit organization devoted to community support and education.