Sara Doyle

Sara Doyle (PhD, E-RYT 500) has a Ph.D in Anatomy and has taught anatomy to medical students, residents and undergraduates at Duke University since 2003. She has a thorough understanding of the human body and the anatomy of movement. Sara has spent thousands of hours in the anatomy lab and participated in the dissection of hundreds of cadavers, giving her a unique perspective on how the body works and the anatomical variation between individuals. Her yoga classes and workshops reflect a science based perspective and include the most current research available.

Sara has completed two 200hr trainings - the first with Sarah Trelease, and the second more recently with Srivatsa Ramaswami, direct student of Krishnamacharya. She has also completed a 300hr training. Currently, Sara is enrolled in the MBSR (mindfulness-based stress reduction) teaching program at the UMass Center for Mindfulness. She has attended several retreats and trainings and incorporates mindfulness into her teaching at all levels.

Sara's yoga classes are physically challenging and energetic, with an emphasis on alignment, anatomy and mindfulness. Sara provides clear verbal and physical adjustments to allow the body to discover each pose and each moment. Her goal is to allow the practice to speak for itself.

Visit her website: www.saradoyle.com


Sara Doyle instructs the following:
  • Flow Level 1-2
  • This class is a bridge between the Yoga Basics class and Flow Level 2. Creative sequencing and a focus on alignment will help student to move their practice forward. Although we don’t practice advanced poses, you will likely still be challenged. This class is appropriate for beginning students. More advanced students are always welcome.

  • Express Flow
  • This one hour flow class is similar to a flow level 2 class, but a slightly faster pace. Modifications will be offered for newer students. Great for yogis on a quick lunch break!

  • Sequencing Into Stillness: The Art and Anatomy of Teaching Yoga (2017 Summer Intensive)
  • Embarking on a yoga teacher training program is a life-changing event. It will take you deeper into a practice and way of life that you already have a strong connection with. In this 200hr training, you will acquire the skills necessary to intelligently craft and confidently teach a yoga class. You will gain insight into the subtleties and complexities of the practice of yoga, a journey that will remain ongoing as both a student and teacher. We will explore yoga’s ever changing tradition, from its roots in India to the modern popular culture phenomenon it has become. And along the way, you will discover your authentic voice to teach the yoga that resonates the most deeply with you.

    This training course is registered with Yoga Alliance at the 200hr level. Upon successful completion of all modules, readings and homework, you will be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance, the nationally recognized governing body of yoga standards and trainings. This course is recommended for students of any level who have been practicing yoga for at least one year.

     

    In this training, you will learn:
    The history of ancient and modern yoga
    The yoga sutras and how they apply to modern life
    The art of asana sequencing
    Breathing and meditation techniques
    The anatomy of movement
    Skillful verbal cuing and hands-on adjustments
    How to bring mindfulness practices into your life - on and off your mat
    How to creatively teach beginner students
    The interaction between the subtle energetic body and the musculoskeletal system
    Tools for developing authenticity as a yoga teacher - voice, intention and attention
    Intelligent crafting of a class - pacing, intensity, focus, thematics and presentation

     

    Course requirements

    Attendance is required at every session over the 3 week period in order to get a certificate.

    Completion of all reading and homework assignments.

     

    Tuition:
    $2850 paid in full by May 31, 2017

     

    Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made up to two weeks before the start of the training will be refunded less $150 processing fee. Cancellations made within two weeks of the start of the program will be refunded 50%. Cancellations made once the program begins will not be refunded.

     

    Schedule:
    June 3-25, 2017
    Daily 10am - 7pm
    Days off: June 8, 15, 22 (Thursdays)

     

    Testimonials

    Teacher Training at Blue Point Yoga Center not only taught me about the physical practice, philosophy, and anatomy of yoga, but it also helped me to develop the skills and confidence necessary to share all of these things with others. The training was physically challenging and intellectually rigorous, while at the same time relaxed, open, and inviting. I was amazed at how well the teachers encouraged trainees to cultivate their own unique voices as yoga teachers while also providing everyone with a solid foundation in the practice of teaching. Assignments throughout the training were both practical and engaging, and it was great to get detailed feedback on our teaching skills as we developed and grew within the program. I would highly recommend this training to anyone looking for an authentic and meaningful training experience.
    -Sarah K

    As a hesitant student, Sara inspired me to explore yoga. I have a busy work schedule and some scheduling conflicts but I embarked upon a wonderful experience as a part of Sara’s yoga teacher training. Sara was a good fit for me as a teacher. She is engaging, precise, and anatomically based in her methods. She blends current theory of movement with the research about mindfulness. Sara helped me find a deeper practice of this ancient tradition with its many health benefits. All the participants were wonderful people. I so enjoyed this experience and highly recommend it.
    -Robin

    Doing training at Blue Point was a great balance of the topics I wanted to get out of my 200 hour teacher training. Significant time is spent not only on the study of sequencing and building classes, but on the anatomy underlying important poses, and how to guide students into poses safely with precise instructions. Sara brings with her not only years of experience as a yogi, but a wealth of expertise from her background as a doctor of anatomy. I feel I came out of the training with the confidence to put together class plans and enough teaching practice to begin instructing immediately.
    -Sean

    I completed the 200 hr RYT training at Blue Point in fall 2013, when Sara Doyle shared the teaching role with Sarah Trelease from Portland, OR. With Sarah Trelease far away much of the time, Sara Doyle was the glue that held the training program together. She was well-organized in her teaching sessions; very positive when coaching us as novice teachers; knowledgeable about anatomy, yoga and the business side of yoga; and simultaneously light-hearted and conscientious in her own teaching, a very appealing combination. I consider Sara to be my primary mentor as a teacher, and I am glad to have had the chance to learn from her, both during the RYT training and subsequently as a student in her classes.
    -Lynn Maguire


  • Flow Level 2
  • This class is designed for students with some familiarity with yoga. The instructor will offer a variety of modifications to encourage participation of everyone. We do sitting, standing, and inverted postures, and suggest challenging variations for more advanced students, yet fun and non-intimidating options for those who need less of a challenge!

  • Advanced Practice
  • This class is for yoga teachers, teacher trainees and experienced students. We will explore advanced asana and transitions, breath work, and meditation. Mastery of advanced poses is not required. A willingness to have fun and try is necessary!