Hi, I am Sarah. I have been told three things make me stand out as a yoga therapist and stress management expert; my ability to relate to and successfully work with all types of people, my extensive and diverse training, and the variety of techniques I employ to help people increase their wellbeing. Subjectively, I love to use my creativity, knowledge and experience to develop new programming and teach a wide variety of specialized groups.
I was introduced to yoga when I was 19 years old and diagnosed with Lyme Disease. I ached with arthritis and was impaired with chronic fatigue, the medications only made me feel worse. A doctor suggested I explore yoga for physical and mental relief. I travelled over 40 miles each way to the nearest yoga class, but I was hooked! My first experience with meditation was as a 10-year old at sleep away camp. I loved it so much that the teacher made me a tape so I could continue to practice at home. I treasured this tape until it eventually warped from use. As an adult, my reintroduction to the practice and the realization that what I had been doing was called, “meditation”, was the ultimate “a-ha” moment.
I have several yoga and meditation teaching certifications and have studied with many wise and remarkable teachers. Through each experience I have learned to share a meaningful and purposeful yoga practice. I have always known that yoga is not just a practice, but a powerful vehicle that can be used for transformation. With this knowledge, I felt it was my responsibility, my purpose, to master these tools and share them with the world.
In 2004 I opened the first yoga studio in Bethesda for children, called Yoga Tales. In 2006 I wrote the yoga based curriculum and established the yoga program for an online education program. In 2007 I closed the studio but continued to teach (and learn) at Walter Reed National Medical Center. After studying with Molly Kenny for over 13 years, I graduated an extensive 1000 hour training to become an Integrated Movement Therapist. Last summer I bridged the gap between my masters degree in audiology and yoga therapy with Sound Therapy training, learning to use sound as a tool for healing.
In addition to seeing private clients, teaching yoga classes and facilitating soundbaths throughout the Washington DC area, I am a writer for various health and wellness publications and love sharing my passion for yoga and healthy living on my blog.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my website, I look forward to connecting with you!
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