Dabbling in yoga through her twenties, it wasn’t until a major shift in Sarah’s life drew her back to the mat, and it was like a ‘coming home’ experience…a disconnection from the busy chatter of the mind and feeling of freedom in the body.
As a schoolteacher and a mother, Sarah found yoga brought balance to her busy life. The more she practiced, the more she let go and the healing began. She began to ‘feel’ again…. sometimes strong and grounded, sometimes gentle and nurtured but always there was a connection to the breath and a letting go.
A desire to delve deeper into the magic of yoga led Sarah to India to train in traditional Hatha Yoga and a new chapter began. She found teaching yoga was a way to support and hold space for her students as they found their own connection to self through breath and movement.
Sarah has also completed a further 200 hr training with Zenko Yoga, and has training and certification in Yoga for Seniors, Chair Yoga, Trauma Informed Yoga for Mental Health and Body Image and Yoga and Chinese Medicine.
Sarah teaches a fluid style of yoga, sometimes strong, sometimes gentle, but always inviting students to find their own ‘perfect fit’ through mindful movement and conscious breath.
Do you have a mantra/quote that you often turn to?
‘Yoga is journey of the self, to the self, through the self’ - The Bhagavad Gita
This mantra reminds me that life is a journey with many layers. Yoga helps us to dive deep through the layers to find the calmer waters beneath the often-turbulent surface.
How do you fill up your love tank?
The everchanging colours and textures of the ocean, walking along the beach and breathing in its beauty, exploring, trail walks, spending precious time with my beautiful family, and taking that first full deep breath on the mat.
What advice would you give someone wondering whether to try yoga for the first time?
Leave expectations of yourself at the door…every day is different and every time you practice yoga you will discover something about yourself. Enjoy the journey, be kind to yourself and lean gently into the sensations.