I began practicing yoga soon after starting my job as a licensed mental health counselor. I was searching for a way to practice self-care, and yoga provided that for me. At first I only knew that yoga just felt good. After I began teaching yoga to my clients, I became convinced of the transformative power of yoga! I believe that yoga can heal the body, mind, and spirit. In April 2013, I took a 16-hour Therapeutic Yoga Training with Kate Graham of Soulful Yoga Therapy. In July 2014, I completed the 200-hour RYT with Chanel Luck and Radiant Yoga School. My hope is to provide a safe and nonjudgmental environment for students to release tension, get centered, and let all the rest fall away. Off the mat, I continue to work as a counselor and group therapist for adults who have been affected by anxiety, depression, trauma, and schizophrenia. I am happy to be able to bring yoga and mindfulness into my therapy practice as a way of helping clients heal and find peace. I am grateful to my teachers both past and present, Chanel Luck, Kate Graham, Becky Small, and to my sister Stephanie, for letting me practice head massages on her. I am also inspired by my college teacher and mentor, Virginia Johnson, who has always supported me and my dreams.
I have been a dedicated yoga practitioner for well over a decade with a love for holistic health, self inquiry and seeking out knowledge outside of the normal realm of understanding. This curiosity is what sparked my journey into daily asana and mediation practice over 15 years ago. I’ve practiced all different styles of yoga and the rich traditions I’ve learned from my teachers, as well as my personal practice, are what connected me instantly with this empowering practice. Physical, spiritual and emotional health are paramount to me, I have found that yoga creates a foundation for well-being in all areas of life. Within myself I possess a deep, compassionate love for people, human connection and community. As a teacher I am committed to creating a space for my students where they can experience freedom, love, and most importantly connection. I approach instruction with a deep spiritual reverence for the sacredness of yoga coupled with a fun playful sense of humor. My classes offer a safe, nurturing and supportive environment for students to come and explore their mental and physical boundaries. I believe everyone deserves yoga and to leave feeling grounded with a smile on their face. My beloved teachers Barbara Benagh, John Schumacher; David Vendetti, Todd Skoglund, Ame Wren and Chanel Luck all continue to inspire me.
I graduated from Radiant Yoga School in 2016, grateful for the teaching imparted by Chanel Luck, the assisting team, and Radiant Yoga Boston’s inspiring community. As the director of donor engagement and stewardship at the University of Massachusetts Boston, I am responsible for saying “thank you” to donors who support Boston’s only public university. Yoga influences my work, and my work influences my yoga, reminding me to practice gratitude always. I hope to cultivate in my students a sense of radical self-acceptance through trying new poses, challenging limitations, and keeping it playful.
Sarah is a lover of yoga and many art forms. She grew up in the Midwest and came to Boston to study music and vocal performance. While attending graduate school, she rediscovered yoga and became an avid practitioner which led her to pursue teacher training in the Vinyasa tradition. She continues to practice and teach in many capacities, but loves the physical and mental challenge that yoga provides. Sequencing, postural alignment, breath work and fun are the cornerstones of her teaching!