Sarah is a sensitive and knowledgeable yoga teacher. I’ve taken a few of her classes and found the combination of yoga poses, breathwork and chanting to be very effective for calming the mind and strengthening the body. Afterwards, I feel more centered and at ease, and have learned some new techniques for working on my own as well. I highly recommend both her classes and individual work and am looking forward to studying with her again. — Roxane R.

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Yoga Training and Education

One of the most common questions that people ask me is: what kind of yoga do you teach?

There are many styles and traditions of yoga for study, teaching, and learning. My training is in the yoga tradition of T. Krishnamacharya which includes a healing approach to yoga.

Healing yoga means that the yoga practices I share affect the many layers of the human system including the body, mind, breath, personality, and emotions. As well, in this tradition, a focus on the individual needs of the student and the student-teacher relationship are both essential. The connection and relationship that develops between the student and the teacher offers a well-spring of support to the student who works toward a steady, personal yoga practice.

I create practices based on the specific makeup and needs of the individual student because each person’s physical, mental, and emotional needs are different. I modify postures for ease and comfort for varying physical capacities. Based on this philosophy, I offer one-on-one and small group classes to provide personalized attention and create individualized practices to connect with my students. Learn more about Sarah.

Healing Yoga Arizona
Continuing education in yoga therapy.


Yoga Therapy Internship
60 hours, Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram (KYM), Chennai, India, Dec. 14 2015-Jan. 2, 2016


Yoga Therapy and Healing Programs
600 hours, KHYF, Chennai, India, July 2012-2014


Advanced Yoga Teacher Training
500 hours, Healing Yoga Foundation, San Francisco, Calif., March 2010-June 2012


Heart of Yoga Program, four weeks
Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram (KYM), Chennai, India, February 2010


Yoga Teacher Training
250 hours, Providence Institute, Tucson, July-November 2009


 

T. Krishnamacharya Tradition

Born in 1888 in a remote Indian village, T. Krishnamacharya, who lived to be over hundred years old, was one of the greatest yogis of the modern era. If today, yoga is an inherent part of the everyday lives of millions of people across the world, it is due in large measure to the pioneering efforts of T, Krishnamacharya who revived yoga in the early twentieth century. While preserving ancient wisdom and reviving lost teachings, Krishnamacharya was also a revolutionary innovator who developed and adapted yoga practices that would offer health, mental clarity, and spiritual growth to any person seeking it. (Citing: KYM website). The popularity and appeal of his students, including Indra Devi, Pattabhi Jois, BKS Iyengar and his son, TKV Desikachar, testify to the significance of his life’s work and teachings and to his position as one of the most influential Yoga masters of the modern era.