Sarah graduated from the University of Alberta in 2013 with a bachelor's degree in physical education, majoring in sport & health psychology. A dedicated yoga teacher + practitioner, she also works as a professional kinesiologist serving Edmonton and surrounding areas. Sarah works with a wide demographic people including athletes, older populations, the corporate world, and people with limited mobility. Offering classes & workshops throughout various studios in Edmonton & surrounding areas, Sarah also provides classes for the Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta as well as weaves in weekly yoga classes into several hockey teams' training routines. Sarah is passionate about educating her students on the relationship between the body and mind, how their bodies are designed to move and how to live optimally in their own body.
Sarah took her first yoga class in 2005 with her mama in one of the the small towns she grew up in. The physical practice came naturally as she had grown up a dancer; the movement organic. Her practice was very on + off as there wasn’t a studio in town at the time, and it wasn’t until she enrolled in an Ashtanga Yoga course during post-secondary where she realized that the point of yoga was so much more than just the pose. Throughout the semester as stress piled on, yoga was the one part of her day where Sarah felt safe to let go of everything going on around her and could cultivate awareness within not only her physical body – but mentally as well. Connecting the body with the breath allowed Sarah to shift her away from the negativity that can be associated with the constant worry of and trying to control her environment to truly begin to connect internally – letting go to create space as well as consciously making mindful movements + decisions. From that moment on, Sarah's practice was forever changed.
Sarah went on to graduate from the U of A, and after completing her RYT 500, Sarah's practice is now all encompassing and dedicated to aligning her intentions through her actions – both on and off the mat. When Sarah’s not teaching yoga or barre she be usually be found on the spin bike at CycleBar, spending quality time outdoors with her German Shepherd pup Tuukka, hiking, with friends, or at the links.