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.

  • 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!

  • Mindfulness and Yoga
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    In this course you will learn:
    • Skills for energizing and elevating moods
    • Breathing techniques for calming the anxious mind
    • Simple yoga poses to dissolve physical tension and improve sleep
    • Meditations for increase self awareness and compassion
    • Tools for increasing connection to the mind, mood and body. 
    5 week series
     
    Cost: $100 (unlimited yoga members save 10%)
     
    Cancellation policy
    Cancellations received 48 hours before the start of the course will be refunded. There are no refunds or transfers awarded after that time. This course is not prorated. Missed classes can be made up in the next offering of the course.
     
     **Please note** If you wish to register yourself and another person, do not simply purchase two passes. The second person must create an account and sign in to our software (Mindbody Online) to register. Otherwise, they are not guaranteed a spot. If you need assistance, please call the studio 919-381-6419

  • Yoga Fundamentals
  • Are you curious about yoga but don’t know how to begin? Have you been to a few classes, but are confused about what’s going on? If so, then this beginner’s yoga series is perfect for you. This 6-week series will give you a chance to explore, ask questions, and learn about yoga in a friendly atmosphere. This class is for people of all fitness levels. You will practice the poses and breathing techniques that form the basis of a typical yoga class, learn about the benefits of yoga and about how to be safe in your practice. At the conclusion of this series, you will have the tools and confidence to step onto your mat in any class.
     
    Cost: $80
     
    *Photo by Steve Clarke
     
    **Please note** If you wish to register yourself and another person, do not simply purchase two passes. The second person must create an account and sign in to our software (Mindbody Online) to register. Otherwise, they are not guaranteed a spot. If you need assistance, please call the studio 919-381-6419 or 919-294-8810