Photo by Melissa Nornes

Photo by Melissa Nornes

Sara is a 200 hr. RYT with Yoga Alliance. She believes in the power of breath and dynamic movement to bring one into the present moment. Her yoga practice has been deeply influenced by her journey as a modern dancer and is informed by somatic practices such as Body-Mind-Centering, and Bartinieff Fundamentals, which played an imperative role in her early modern dance training while at the University of Oregon.

She has found a symbiotic relationship between her dancing and yoga practice, lending to her creative research as a dance artist. Her yoga classes are sequenced and similar to a piece of choreography with a clear beginning, middle, and end. While a graduate student at the University of Utah, Sara implemented a 'Yoga for Dancers' class, which she taught to Ballet and Modern dance majors. She guest teaches the same class as a part of Salt Lake City's highly acclaimed Salt Dance Festival (now known as Dance West).

While her dance background plays an integral role in the flow of her yoga classes, Sara believes that movement is for everyone!

Sara has been greatly influenced by master teachers: Rod Stryker, Simon Park, and Lorin Roche, who she had the opportunity to work with as a part of her teacher training at Prana Yoga (SLC, UT). She is immensely grateful for her teachers Jennifer Ellen Mueller, Scott Moore, Yoshi Maezumi, and Jean Nelson in their influence on her early years of practice.

She can currently be found teaching her Rhythmic Vinyasa class at Yoga Pearl in Portland, OR.