“I think that yoga, rather than a path leading to mastery, is an invitation to evoke mystery and channel a powerful, subtle, and ultimately unnameable energy that roams inside.”
- Tias Little,
I hold the vast teachings of Yoga dear to my heart, they have been a true gift in my life. I believe Yoga can be a transformational tool and accessible for anyone at any stage of life.
Public yoga classes are wonderful and have many benefits, though at times, classes can be crowded and we can miss out on the subtle details of our individual needs. This is where I get pumped on working one on one with students! I’m able to sit and connect with you and see how I can develop a practice that is sustainable and healthy for your unique body.
ENHANCE YOUR PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL & MENTAL HEALTH
You receive 100% of my kind and focused attention. During our sessions, each private is tailored to your physical, mental and emotional needs. We work on an intimate level to build a trusting student-teacher relationship and that is where the magic happens. With time, practice and consistency you will experience more self awareness, somatic awareness, flexibility, stability and tools to integrate into your daily life.
"I REALLY needed to make exercise part of my life/self-care, but with a busy career and family I never managed to get around to it… and honestly, I’m not and never have been athletic. My husband took matters into his own hands; he signed me up for a private session with Sarah and I was hooked! For 3 years I have met Sarah for one-on-one time twice a week. For the first time ever, I am exercising regularly and enjoying it. With infinite patience, humor, encouragement and support, Sarah has helped me build strength, stamina, flexibility and balance. She is also very knowledgeable and attuned to her students, modifying each session to focus on what will work and what is needed --- whether because of a temporary physical limitation or to build for the long term. For example, Sarah focused on strengthening my core and my back is 10x better for it. I continue to be amazed by how much more energetic, relaxed, centered and focused I am when I see Sarah. I feel recharged and ready to face the day! Even if you think you can’t do yoga, you can with Sarah. Trust me. I’ve been there."
PRIVATE SESSIONS INCLUDE:
Creating mindfulness and awareness
Breaking down the fundamentals of yoga
Customized sequences with therapeutic hands-on adjustments
Non-judgmental and compassionate environment
Personalized home yoga practice
Asanas, pranayamas and meditations for your personal needs
Book recommendations to support your yoga journey
100% of my support on and off the mat
Working one on one is a wonderful opportunity to ask the tough questions, to address the areas in your practice that could use refinement and learn how to intelligently tailor your Yoga practice to your daily needs. With time and with open loving awareness you will generate the sensitivity required to deepen one's practice, together we’ll begin the journey gently and skillfully.
PRIVATE SESSIONS ARE FOR EVERYONE:
MANY OF MY STUDENTS ARE:
New to yoga and don’t know where to begin
Ready to evolve, deepen and accelerate your practice
Experiencing pain or discomfort from incorrect alignment
Seeking modifications for an injury or physical limitation
Too busy to fit your schedule around public classes
Seeking holistic strategies to manage anxiety, depression, and stresses of city life
HOW IT WORKS:
Offered in two locations in San Francisco, Yoga Beach and Kanda Yoga School, we work together once or twice a week for 60-minute private sessions. We start by building your physical awareness and then go deeper into aspects of breath work, meditation and the energy body. With intimate attention to each posture, I guide you through the alignment points and modifications right for you. Asking questions and feeling the difference in your body will accelerate your physical and philosophical understanding, empowering you with a more balanced practice at home and in community.