Sara was introduced to yoga in 2013 during a heated power class with a friend. It wasn’t until having surgery in 2014 when she found yoga again with the hopes to both heal and challenge her post surgery body and mind. Her yoga mat became be a place of acceptance, self-awareness and growth. She regularly practices vinyasa flow classes, but her natural curiosity has led her to practice many styles of yoga. Sara completed her 200-hour teacher training program at Studio Rise in Ashland, Ohio and is a certified 200 RYT.
Students can expect movement, mindfulness, and connection to breath sprinkled with yoga history (and an ever-changing playlist) in Sara’s classes.
Off the mat, she can be found with her 2 children and husband or her energetic puppy, June. Sara enjoys being in nature, singing almost every song she hears and cooking (and dancing) in her kitchen. Forever a student, Sara can often be found with her nose in a book or off seeking adventure in a new place.
Who or what inspires you?
I am continuously inspired by my son, Max. Despite an autism diagnosis, Max has taught me to love big, never give up and always see the best in both people and situations. No one is a stranger to Max.
If you could live in a book, TV show or Movie, what would it be?
If I could live in a book, it would be Alice in Wonderland.
What animal best represents you and why?
I am best represented by an owl. I am nocturnal and love to observe everything. I think I even have big eyes. Ha!
What would your final meal be if this was your last day on earth?
If this was my last day on earth I would eat a heaping plate of fried rice and a bowl of hot and sour soup. I would then be hungry two hours later.
What is your favorite song or artist and why?
My favorite song is actually a hymn-How Great Thou Art. It reminds me of my grandmother, who was my person and sang hymns in her kitchen daily.
What is a quote you live by?
I live by the quote: “I believe in kindness. Also in mischief. Also in singing, especially when singing is not necessarily prescribed.”—Mary Oliver
What is one thing you couldn’t live without?
Books. I’m an avid reader and feel that everything can be taken away from us except for what we know. There is no price you can put on knowledge and we are lifelong students in the subject of life. My desire to learn new things cannot be satiated, so taking away my ability to do so would be detrimental.
If you could have one superpower, what would it be and how would you use it?
If I could have one superpower, it would be time travel. How amazing would it be to see history as it actually happened?