I first fell in love with yoga in 2009 after attending a free class held by a local lululemon store. At the time, I was laid off from a job in advertising, struggling with eating issues, alcohol issues, post traumatic stress from cancer treatment and stuck with a mind full of chatter. Initially drawn to yoga for its physical benefits, the more I practiced, the more I began to appreciate its mind/body benefits as well. With each pose and with each breath (particularly in arm balances and inversions), I began to create small spaces between thoughts, quieting my mind and mental chatter. By allowing the internal noise to subside, if even for a moment, I began to feel an internal peace with my overall being and gradually began to heal.
The mind is everything. What you think you become.
As a 10-year cancer survivor, dedicated yogi, teacher and freelance graphic designer, my creativity, passion and determination for living life flows to all who enter the room. On my mat, I have found courage, confidence, strength, happiness, fearlessness and my true self. Through the Buddhist philosophical teachings, and dedication to the meditations and physical practices of yoga, I am now able to live a happier, healthier, more connected life and encourage others to do the same. Expect a light-hearted, creative and energetic flow that will leave you with a quieter mind, a soft inner connection and a few laughs to keep you smiling long past savasana.
I have received my RYT 200-hour certification through the guidance and mindful teachings of 500 Hour Senior Teacher and studio owner Kevan Gale, whom I am especially indebted to. I am extremely grateful for the teaching influence of Kevan, David Magone and many other teachers in the Boston area. I completed my Bachelors of Arts with High Honors in Advertising and Graphic Design in Boston.
Sara is currently pursuing her certification in Budokon®Yoga, and is an avid blogger and MindBodyGreen contributor.