Yoga is an ancient Sanskrit word that means union or “to yolk. It has been used as a healing modality to bring the body, mind and soul together. Yoga is the foundation of a mind-body connection and can be made accessible for all bodies. While the practice of yoga is ancient, its relevance as a modality to harmonize all layers of our being is timeless.
A typical private yoga session begins with setting intentions for your yoga practice or wellness. Sarah will guide you through breath work to deepen your connection to the present moment and begin the process of releasing tension. You will be guided through postures to release imbalances that life can create and move into poses that meet your unique physical and emotional needs. Busy minds often become steady during a posture flow, which leads to a deep and fulfilling experience of meditation and relaxation as the practice concludes.
You have likely heard of, or experienced, the physical, mental and emotional benefits of yoga. Did you know that research backs up these anecdotal stories of yoga improving illness and enhancing quality of life? When yoga was brought to the West decades ago it was considered a fringe, existential activity. These days yoga is recommended by physicians, employers and well-meaning friends to aid all that ails us!
Studies show that yoga can help:
• Reduce back pain
• Strengthen bones
• Improve balance
• Stave off mental decline
• Relieve depression and anxiety
• Increase joy
Group yoga classes offer general healing and private yoga classes are personalized for your body, mind and heart. Sarah will guide you through the traditional practices of yoga while teaching you to listen to the needs of your own body. You will learn to nourish yourself with yoga as you learn the practices that best meet your needs.
Sarah is available for peaceful private sessions in your home and in area yoga studios. Sarah will create the space you need for a calming and healing experience and will empower you to continue your yoga practice.