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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Meet Sarah D. Beaudry

Yoga therapist and teacher

One of the most important things I have learned from yoga is that we all have the power to change and transform our selves and our lives. I share that inspiration with others through teaching yoga.

Teaching and connecting with students through yoga is my service and my expansion all rolled into one. I specialize in small-group, one-on-one yoga, and yoga therapy classes to provide quality individualized attention to students. I started practicing yoga in 2008, completed my first teacher training in 2009, advanced teacher training in 2012, and yoga therapy training in 2014. I love yoga!

From 2013-15, I taught yoga therapy at Tucson’s VA to war veterans with PTSD through Healing Yoga Arizona.

 What Type of Yoga do You Teach?

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. The style of yoga I teach is Hatha yoga.

Healing 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.

Yoga Training and Education

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

Additional Training

Cancer Exercise Specialist

In order to work with clients with cancer, and to compliment my yoga therapy training, I sought more in-depth understanding and education about cancer. I studied and became a Cancer Exercise Specialist through the Cancer Exercise Training Institute. The training taught me to understand the challenges people with cancer go through during and after cancer surgery, treatment and into survivorship. I gained an understanding of the entire cancer process from diagnosis and treatment to reconstruction and survivorship. My training has helped me listen to the needs of clients and provide supportive practices.

Reiki Volunteer
In addition to yoga, I have been a volunteer in the CAET Reiki Volunteer Program as an advanced Reiki practitioner in the Usui Method of Natural healing since 2008.

Center for Advanced Energy Therapeutics

Blessings Yoga Studio is located in the Center for Advanced Energy Therapeutics (CAET), a Holistic Energetic Wellness and Training Center offering something for everyone from the novice to energy healing to the experienced healer. The Center, located in Tucson, Arizona is extremely proud to be the home of The Reiki information line and owner of the CAET Reiki Volunteer Program at the University of Arizona Medical Center. Location: 1976 N. Kolb Road, Tucson, AZ 85715. Get driving directions, map.

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.