It was in 1998, while pursuing a BFA in Photography at Ohio State, that I discovered yoga and all of its benefits. After only one short class, I could feel that something inside me had changed and unknown to me, a tiny seed had been planted. It was too early to tell that in only five short years, this tiny seed would blossom and change my life forever. In 2003, after obtaining my degree, I enlisted as a medic into the United States Army. It was there that I would find my calling.
During my first combat tour, my unit was faced with caring for wounded soldiers, too healthy to be sent home yet too injured to return to the battlefield. These soldiers were in need of rehabilitation and something more than traditional western medicine could offer. It was for them that I could use the healing power of yoga. “Yoga works,” I remember telling my commanding officer as I stood in his office, “I can help." And in the heart of Ar Ramadi, Iraq, a program centered on Yoga Therapy and Osteopathic medicine was created. In that moment, through working with the soldiers, I knew I had found my life purpose.
I went on to serve three tours of duty overseas and in 2008, upon exiting the military;
I dove whole-heartedly into the study, practice and application of yoga. I saw what it did to those truly in need and I made it my passion to share this knowledge with others.
Sara was formally trained in Athens, Ohio at Inhale Yoga Studio and in Asheville, NC at the Asheville Yoga Center. She also studied Yoga Therapy at the Rocky Mountain Institute of Yoga and Ayurveda in Boulder, Colorado and has continued her training in Structural Yoga Therapy. She has also attended numerous workshops and trainings in a variety of disciplines to include Ashtanga and Bhakti Yoga. Sara has been actively teaching since 2010 and continues to share her knowledge and passion to all those who desire to deepen their understanding and practice of yoga.
Monday Night Restorative - Rest and Relaxation, Rejuvenation and Revitalization: The focus of this class is just that. We will be striving to ‘reset the system’ through the support of props, longer held postures and by bringing conscious awareness and focus to the breath. This will allow the body to open in a deeper and more passive way, encourage the mind to rest and the spirit to be revitalized.