Sarah’s teaching is driven by her desire for deep self-awareness, compassion, and clarity of intention. She draws on her training and practice in Tibetan Buddhism as well as her studies with modern masters in anatomy, yoga and Zen. Sarah’s classes offer balanced breath, alignment, and flowing movement, that helps develop strength as well as deep, clear awareness of the body, heart and mind.
Sarah has been teaching yoga classes, workshops, trainings and retreats since 1999. From 2004 to 2010, she was the Director of Teacher Training at OM Yoga, teaching with Cyndi Lee in New York City and around the United States. Sarah’s yoga certifications include Om Yoga in New York City, the Nosara Institute in Costa Rica, and Judith Hanson Lasater (Relax and Renew). She attended Sutrayana Seminary for Tibetan Buddhist studies in the Shambhala lineage in 2007. Sarah then completed advanced studies courses in anatomy with Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews at The Breathing Project in New York City in 2009 and 2010.
Sarah is now enrolled in the Body Mind Centering Embodied Anatomy and Yoga program with Amy Matthews in Portland (Oregon), as well as the Contemplative Care Foundations program with the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care in New York. Sarah also teaches teacher trainings in Portland, Durham (North Carolina), and classes, workshops and retreats around the world.
Sarah holds a B.A. from Vassar College. When she is not teaching or studying, Sarah lives, gardens and throws pots on the wheel in Portland with her husband Andrew and cats Mookie and Bob.
Hatha, Vinyasa, Restorative, Meditation
Training and Influences:
Cyndi Lee, David Nichtern, Judith Lasater, Amy Matthews, Leslie Kaminoff, Todd Jackson, Koshin Paley Ellis, Robert Chodo Campbell