Sara Kleinsmith

Austin, TX
United States
Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

5 Reviews

Born in Austin, Texas. Trained in New York City.

Specializing in: Yoga Therapy, Corporate Yoga, Group Therapeutic Yoga, Yoga for Seniors, Yoga for Rehabilitation, Yoga for Golfers, Holistic Nutrition and
Personal Training

Note- I listed "beginner" at the bottom. You don't have to be a beginner, but a beginner mindset helps.


Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

5 Reviews

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Demonstrates More
Explains More
Very Friendly
More Hands off
Frequent Adjustments
New Teacher
Very Experienced
On the Wild Side
Safety Oriented
Body Focused
Very Spiritual


Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Yoga For a Nagging Shoulder Injury

About 5 years ago I injured my left shoulder fairly severely. I had shock waves of pain, numbness and tingling shooting down my arm. I could barely turn my head to the left side. It was bad. I tried massage and acupuncture and these things helped, but never really got rid of the problem completely. So I just lived with it, thinking "I guess this is just how it's going to be." Then I had the good fortune to meet Ms. Sara Kleinsmith and she introduced me to yoga therapy.


Within 3 sessions with Sara, my shoulder pain that I thought would never go away...went away! Now, with the exception of an occasional flare up, I live virtually pain free. But I still keep my sessions with Sara because I am a firm believer in the mind-body aspect of what she teaches as well. Some sessions are more body-focused, others are more focused on mindfulness and meditation. In either case I always feel much better after our meetings.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
A remarkable, caring, accomplished instructor!

Sara is one of the main reasons I practice yoga. She taught me the basics and propelled me into changing my mind and my body. Her knowledge allowed her to tailor each class to best serve the students. She is sorely missed up here in New York; Austin, you are blessed!

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Thoughtful and Deliberate Yoga Rehab

As a professional dancer, I have had more than my fair share of injuries. Sprains, strains, name it...I've had it. Conventional physical therapy is fantastic and has always left me feeling stronger than I was before an injury, but it never came with a deeper understanding of injury prevention or of how my body might be working against itself.


When I herniated two discs in my lower back 3 years ago, I began suffering from debilitating sciatica and loss of feeling/control over my right foot. Sara was able to explain how I could take the pressure off of my nerve impingement with clear anatomical description, as well as helpful imagery using my mind's eye. 3 years later and whenever I wake up feeling a twinge in back, I still use the guidance she gave me.

She is a friend, nurturer, and a wildly intuitive therapist. I cannot recommend her highly enough.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

My wife, "BB" and I are "80" and "81" years of age. We have enjoyed "yoga" with Sara each Saturday morning since January, 2014. We first experienced Yoga more than forty years ago in Houston. We both feel that our sessions with Sara are extremely beneficial. Yoga is,we feel, important for "stretching", for balance, for breathing and for general well being for older persons particularly.
Sara is experienced, caring and very "hands on" in our Yoga sessions. She has become, more than a teacher and a leader. She has become a friend, and we are happy to recommend her as a highly competent teacher in what we feel is an extremely beneficial spiritual exercise experience.

Joe and Marialice Shaffer

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Compassionate teacher

Sara is very focused on alignment and makes you feel very safe in her hands. She is extremely kind and funny. I feel more aware in both body and spirit after spending a session with her.