Sara walked into her first yoga class in New York City over 20 years ago, not knowing how stepping onto a mat that day would set her on a new path. After many years as only a student, and with encouragement from some incredible teachers during her time abroad in Abu Dhabi, she returned to New York to complete her 200-hour Teacher Training at YogaWorks under the instruction of Jodie Rufty. The training encompassed yoga history and philosophy, anatomy, and detailed focus on an alignment-based, mindful, sustainable asana practice. Sara went on to complete her 500-hour Advanced Teacher Training in London at TriYoga with teacher Jason Crandell, and has been teaching for the last eight years in Abu Dhabi and now in New York.
Sara believes that the steady work we do during our physical yoga practice fundamentally impacts how we live when we are off of our mats. We work hard to build strength, flexibility, stamina, steadiness, compassion, self-awareness and equanimity in our daily practice. We strive to break old patterns, becoming unstuck and then creating new, more thoughtful and meaningful ones. Practicing with consistency and dedication, these things begin to spill over into our everyday lives. We become more patient, resilient, adaptive, open, and compassionate with ourselves and with others. We become more aware of how the mindfulness we cultivate in yoga enhances our ability to live more mindfully and joyfully in general.
A committed student herself, Sara continues to develop and grow. While hoping to constantly evolve and grow in her own yoga practice, she aims to bring what she learns directly to her teaching – always open to finding the very best ways to serve others as they move along their own yoga path.