Sarah and Yoga
What Yoga means to me
I have been practising Yoga since I was a teenager and have taught full time since 2006.
My hope is to guide people to cultivate more awareness and calm. To guide people to enjoy their creativity and ignite a spark for living life with a clearer purpose and some poetry.
I practice Yoga when life is wonderful, tedious or busy. When anxiety looms and when crisis hits.
Yoga highlights the good and calms the hard.
I want to pass all I have learnt from Yoga on to you to help you build more Resilience and Grace into your present and future life.
As someone who has struggled with challenges in childhood, mothering, marriage and adapting to life in 5 countries, I strive to demonstrate grit, adaptability and a love of life.
The physical benefits of Yoga are evident and outstanding. What excites me more is witnessing how your life can be transformed by Yoga.
Training and experience
I've done thousands of hours of teacher training and am registered at the highest level with Yoga Alliance US (E-RYT 500).
I’m also registered with the Independent Yoga Network, UK.
I have done two 200 hour trainings, a 300 hour advance training (with Noah Maze), many more 50 hour speciality trainings.
I have also trained with Sarah Powers to teach Yin Yoga and with Judith Hanson-Lasater to teach restorative Yoga.
I’m a certified children and teen Yoga instructor, have training in myofascial release. I’m an advanced Thai massage therapist and have completed numerous courses in anatomy, physiology and kinesiology which have all helped me to understand the human body and become a more complete Yoga teacher.
I continue to study as a teacher of Yoga with my original teacher trainers Noah Maze, Christina Sell and Desiree Rumbaugh and have also attended teacher training courses with Carlos Pomeda, Sienna Sherman, Tara Judelle and Ross Rayburn.
I have also completed an extensive course in Positive Psychology with the University of South Carolina and the 8 week Mindfulness Stress Based Reduction intensive created by Jon Kabat-Zinn.
I love continuing learning through Yoga related academic avenues especially courses linking eastern philosophy and western psychology. I am voracious reader and constant student.
Whenever relevant, I weave all this knowledge as well as my own life experience into my Yoga teaching.
I teach Yoga poses in stages.
Every pose can be made less challenging or more advanced so that all levels of students have something to work with.
I plan a year long curriculum and within each week focus on different teachings and themes, poses and challenges so that over a few months of weekly attendance everyone builds a good solid understanding of Yoga.
I teach regular workshops and retreats giving you the opportunity to dig in deeper
I weave in elements of teachings from the wonderful stories of Hindu Gods and Goddesses and the chakras, meditation and mindfulness as well as humour, poetry and positive psychology.
All this with down to earth practical life relevance, a few jokes and my own personal stories and observations.
Come and join us!
I’d love to meet you and be your Yoga guide.
I am the mother of two boys, now 18 and 12. I was born in London, left the UK in early ‘90s and have since lived and worked in Australia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Spain and now Singapore.
I am available to teach in English and Spanish.
I'm a keen observer and writer on all things Yoga, have been published in various magazines and am the Singapore editor at YogiTimes.com.
I am also a Pineapple clothing ambassador. For 20% off all their Yoga and other gorgeous clothes, use the code sarbar at checkout from their website at www.pineappleclothing.com. I’m also an ambassador for Epic water filters. To receive 15% off all their products at their Singapore website please use the SarahB code at check out or at the Balanced Living shop.
Sarah’s latest published articles
An Elephant Journal article on teaching Yoga to people with ASD.
A Yoga feature in Expat Magazine on Yoga poses.
An article written by Guava on my classes.
An Elephant Journal article I wrote on Parents finding ways to go to a Yoga retreat.
An article for YogiTimes The Yoga of Caring- Self care for Parents of children with special needs.
An article on parenting for YogiTimes Perfect Parents are imperfect.