Sara took her first yoga class in 2001. Her initial practice was very much a physical one. Despite a background in sports and running, this was the first time that all the muscles in her body took notice! As the years progressed, Sara saw the calming effect that yoga had on her mind, and the greater ease with which she was able to deal with difficult moments. She began to find a place of stillness in her practice that trickled through into her life "off the mat". Inspired to learn more, Sara became certified at the 200hr level through Om Yoga, based in NYC. Since then, she has taken many workshops and studied with a variety of teachers, including Cyndi Lee, Janice Clarfield, David Keil, David Swenson, Leslie Kaminoff and Gary Kraftsow.
Sara's approach to teaching is that yoga should be fun, safe, and accessible to every body. Her classes are physically challenging and energetic. She teaches a variety of different levels, from basics to advanced. 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.
Outside the studio, Sara works as a postdoctoral research associate and instructor of anatomy at Duke University. She also volunteers as a GED tutor in Hillsborough. In addition to yoga, her hobbies include knitting, reading, walking her dog and hanging out with her lovely daughter.