About Sherry

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Sherry Cassedy, JD, MA, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, and Certificate in Spiritual Guidance, offers spiritual guidance, yoga instruction and seasonal retreats on spiritual topics.   She is also a licensed minister and works with couples in preparing and officiating marriage ceremonies.  Ms. Cassedy has practiced law and mediation for over 30 years and maintains a dispute resolution practice in Palo Alto, CA (thresholdresources.com). Ms. Cassedy has also served as an adjunct faculty member at Sofia University (formerly the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology), and in the Religious Studies Department at Santa Clara University.

 

Teaching:

  • Yoga
    • Chrysalis Studio individual offerings
    • Pleasure Point Yoga (pleasurepointyoga.com):
      • Morning Satsang, Mondays 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.;
      • Visiting Teacher for Sutra study and Yin Yoga.
    • Yoga Hanalei (yogahanalei.com):
      • Visiting Teacher for Morning Satsang and Teacher Training.
  • Adjunct Faculty:
    • Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, MA program, “Law & Ethics”, 2007-2013.
    • Santa Clara University, Religious Studies Dept., “Theology of Marriage”, 1999-2004.
  • Grief Presentations:
    • Grief as Spiritual Journey, Grief Relief TV, Palo Alto, June 2014
    • “Our Experience of Suffering in Culture and in Faith”, St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, Palo Alto, May 2012
    • Teen Suicide Inter-Faith Panel, Palo Alto, September 2009
    •  Lenten Witness, St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, Palo Alto, April 2001
  • Spiritual Retreats Organized and Offered by Sherry:
    • “When the Heart Waits”, 4-week Advent Retreat 2006
    • “Companions on the Journey”, 6-week Lenten Retreat 2002
    •  “Women at the Well”, Vallambrosa Center, 6-week Lenten Retreat 2001

Education:

A.B.    Stanford University 1978, Major course of study – Human Biology

J.D.     Georgetown University Law Center 1983, Magna Cum Laude

M.A.   Institute of Transpersonal Psychology 2006, Spiritual Guidance Certificate

Legal Employment History:

  • Threshold Resources 2005 – present
  • Lakin Spears, LLP, 1988– 2004
  • Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison, 1985-1988
  • Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues, US House of Representatives, 1983-1985

Other:

  • Certifications:
    • Certified Yoga Instructor, Yoga Alliance, 2011
    • ITP Spiritual Guidance Certificate, 2006
    • Rose Ministries Licensed Minister, 2005
    • San Jose Diocese Marriage Preparation Certificate, 1996
    • Certified Family Law Specialist, 1992
  • Awards:
    • ITP Community Engagement Award, 2010
    • AAML Fellow of the Year, Northern California AAML, 2008
    • Best Lawyers in America, 2003
    • Revson Women, Law and Policy Fellow 1983-1984
  • Non-Profit Boards:
    • Co-founder and Board Member, Tanzania Health and Education Mission (tzmission.org), 2007-2013.
    • Board Member, Overcoming Barriers, Inc. (overcomingbarriers.org), 2011-2017.

Personal:

Ms. Cassedy is married to Matthew J. Sullivan, PhD.  They have three children, Tyler, Cassedy, Timothy (deceased 2010). And two grandsons, Tyler and Sirina’s son Jack, and Cassedy and Jesse’s son coming soon!