I'm Sarah - a senior yoga teacher with over thirty years of yoga practice. I have been teaching since 2011, initially in busy studios across London, and now mainly from my beautiful boutique home studio in the heart of Shirley near Southampton Common. Each session combines my passions of yoga, mindfulness, poetry, yogic philosophy and essential oils ensuring that you will leave feeling restored, refreshed and balanced in your body and mind.
When I first tried yoga well over thirty years ago it was in an attempt to get fit at my local gym. At the time I felt pretty lost and confused but after one class I experienced a strong sense of calm and ease that I’d never really felt before. Initially drawn to the physical practice and loving the strength and flexibility I soon gained I kept returning to my mat for the feelings of peace that followed.
As I’ve changed over the years so has my practice. My daily practice isn’t about getting my body into weird shapes these days - although sometimes that’s fun - it’s about maintaining good mental health and staying sober after a past where I relied on alcohol, substances and anti depressants to help me manage life’s uncertainties.
Yoga and meditation help me stay grounded and present to my emotions rather than let them overwhelm me and run the show. Through my daily practice I’m always reminded that whilst I can’t control what happens to me I can choose how to react and thanks to yoga my choices are a lot healthier these days.
After travelling in India in 2008 and practising on a rooftop with my teacher I retuned to London had a baby and trained as a yoga teacher. Since qualifying in vinyasa flow in 2011 I’ve undertaken so many other trainings in pregnancy, post natal, children’s yoga, teens, yin, mindfulness, meditation, people with cancer and adults and children with disabilities. I’m a perpetual student and I’m so grateful to be able to share what I’ve learned with others.
I'm so lucky to have trained with some of the most inspiring teachers in the world including Judith Hansen Lasater, Sarah Powers, Max Strom, Anna Forest, Jason Crandell, Norman Blair, David Swenson, Jyoti Manuel, Michael Stone and Elena Brower. My current teacher is Naomi Annand