Sarah teaches her students how to tap into their innate strength through kindness and patience with themselves and others.
Sarah first found yoga in 2002 with Elena Brower at Virayoga, NYC in 2003 and fell in love with the practice, teachers, and students. She has more than 900 training hours including the Level I Teacher Training in fall 2007 with Zhenja LaRosa at Virayoga, NYC; a Level II Teacher Training in fall 2008 in Boston; the Therapeutics training in spring 2009 in Asheville, NC; A Time to Align prenatal teacher training in spring 2010 with Sue Elkind in Burlington, Ontario; and many more trainings. Sarah has also completed a doula training with Patricia Predmore in 2011.
Sarah moved to the village of Scottsville, NY in 2009 and teaches several classes in the Rochester, NY area. She lives with her husband, Daniel Stevens, a jeweler and sculptor, her daughter, Elliott, and her three rescued dogs, Kyniska, Ceilia, and Penelope. Kyniska is a certified TDI therapy dog and teams up with Sarah to volunteer to bring cheer to local hospitals and nursing homes. When Sarah is not teaching yoga, she is a book and magazine editor specializing in fine art, architecture, fashion, interior design, and jewelry.
Sarah is eternally grateful to all the teachers and students she has met
(and will meet) on this path.
Some say that my teaching is nonsense.
Others call it lofty but impractical.
But to those who have looked inside themselves,
this nonsense makes perfect sense.
And to those who put it into practice,
this loftiness has roots that go deep.
I have just three things to teach:
simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
Simple in actions and in thoughts,
you return to the source of being.
Patient with both friends and enemies,
You accord with the way things are.
Compassionate toward yourself,
you reconcile all beings in the world.
— Lao Tzu