In regard to starting my yoga journey two years ago, I admit to feelings of having had fear about the conditions of my health and lack of body awareness I carried with me as an older adult. Along the way, I met
Sarah not as a teacher, but as a fellow student practicing yoga.
As I learned that Sarah was also an instructor, I participated in her classes wherein I listened to how to be gentle, patient, and consistent with my practice under her guidance. She offered a calm, caring, and fun atmosphere where growth and understanding are encouraged. Coupled with meditation, music, and gentle massage, yoga class became a significant part of my life.
Meaningful changes became evident in my experiences off the mat as well as on the mat as I learned to breathe through tightness and challenge allowing myself more patience and self-respect. I credit Sarah for not only being a catalyst for my own self-awareness, but also observed her initiative in guiding other members of the class to allow for individual advice and adjustments as well as a comforting giggle along the way. Clearly, I feel more empowered and relaxed practicing yoga on the mat as well as in my daily life; I credit Sarah’s instruction and thoughtfulness as a bridge to self-discovery along the way.
Yoga has been a part of my life for many years, having taken my yoga classes since I was pregnant with my first child. Mostly for its calming benefits, breathing exercises and physical postures/Asanas ~ which helped me to create more space in my body as I grew over the nine months of pregnancy. I have always enjoyed challenging myself physically, mentally and emotionally. Since then, Yoga has become my peace of mind, body and soul.
I have taken several yoga classes with Sarah and have enjoyed them all. The Basic Yoga Flow class with Meditation is perfect for relaxing, centering and calming myself during these uncertain times (Covid 19 & Rioting). Sarah offers a variety of poses, all with modifications when necessary with NO judgment. The meditation is also wonderful. You can relax, get lost in your inner world and reconnect to the Universe. I love that Sarah also incorporates weekly themes, such as Developing Confidence on the mat and in life or Finding your place of Inner Peace, allowing you to re-energize. I would highly recommend checking out one of her various yoga classes. Namaste!!
"I began my yoga journey two years ago as a way to take care of myself after a prolonged period of stress. I’ve learned to decrease self judgement during and after my practice. I have gained strength, flexibility, balance and serenity. I’m working to increase my grace and gratitude both on and off the mat.
Sarah has been an excellent yogi. She is genuine, kind and knowledgeable. She is a wonderful role model and has taught me how to listen to my body. She is patient and provides terrific cues that help me attain my best version of a pose. Sarah’s approach is varied. Our practices are always new and interesting. My core strength and stamina has increased. I am less fatigued.
Yoga has become an integral part of my life. I cannot imagine my life without the practice of yoga as the lessons I have learned transcend the mat and the friendships made are lifelong."
"I have always been active but it was not until I started to practice yoga that I saw the true benefits of holistic wellness. For the last 6 years I have dedicated 1-3 hours a week to taking a pause from life and internalizing my thoughts while mindfully aligning breath with movement. I went from wobbling on one leg to my first crow pose (thank you, Sarah!), toning, and gaining power and strength along the way.
The support of the community, insights and guidance from instructors like Sarah have allowed me to nourish myself from the inside-out. My cholesterol went down (I have the proof!), I became more patient, more flexible and I found a sense of solitude in a full class all by being present on my mat. I would recommend the practice to anyone so that they, too, may realize the unique benefits that await them throughout their yoga journey."
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