A Glimpse of Sarah
"Be yourself; everyone else is already taken." - Oscar Wilde
Languages Spoken: English
I discovered yoga after contending with the effects of Hypermobility Syndrome and the resulting injuries.
A focus on slower movement, a core-strengthening approach and deepening knowledge of physiology and kinesiology has helped alleviate joint instability, pain and malalignment issues.
A few years later, with a consistent practice, yoga has been and continues to be transformational on a physical and psychological level. Exploring, researching and navigating the effects of trauma, PTSD and C-PTSD has steered me into integrating yoga as an effective method to manage symptoms and to promote the healing process.
Pursuing yoga teacher certification during a period of life upheaval provided much-needed grounding, a strong sense of community, stability, knowledge and direction so I can share and teach the restoring, calming and empowering aspects of yoga to others. I received my RYT-200 from Perennial Yoga in Fitchburg, WI.
I have been active from a very young age, including playing multiple team sports, and I have immersed myself in the studies of trauma therapy, holding a deep understanding of the innate need to connect with nature, humanity and to our bodies.
A creative spirit, I carry my artfulness and my love for expression through movement to my practice, my teaching, and my everyday life. I've also been known to sing show tunes in the shower, drag my friends onto the dance floor, or have my nose buried in a good book.
I am trained in and am pursuing additional education and certifications in teaching trauma-sensitive yoga, in the psychological, physiological and behavioral manifestation of trauma, and the benefits and practice of somatic experiencing through UW-Madison, The Somatic Movement Center, The National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine and the Sensory-Enhanced Yoga Institute.
RYT-500 in training
Certified Exercise Instructor in training: Somatic Movement Center
Certified Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Teacher
Certified Trauma Support Specialist (TII)
B.A. Political Science UW-Madison