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. I am qualified at the highest level with Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT 500 teacher.
My passion is to guide people though Yoga to find and maintain awareness and calm. To guide people to enjoy their creativity and to ignite a zest for living life with purpose and poetry.
I practice Yoga when life is wonderful, tedious, busy or boring and when anxiety looms and when crisis hits. It highlights the good and calms the hard.
I want to pass all I have learnt 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 living in 5 countries, I strive to demonstrate resilience 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. Yoga gives us the tools to see and accept the work that needs to be done and to change what isn’t working within us.
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, many more 50 hour speciality trainings and am certified with Sarah Powers to teach Yin/ Yang Yoga and with Judith Hanson-Lasater in teaching restorative Yoga.
I am also a certified children's Yoga instructor, have training in myofascial release, am an advanced Thai massage therapist and have completed numerous courses in anatomy, physiology and kinesiology.
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 perpetual 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 weave in elements of teachings from the wonderful stories of Hindu Gods and Goddesses, the modern take on mindfulness to more classical meditation 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 of learning.
Come and join us for a class, a workshop or a retreat!
I’d love to meet you and be your Yoga guide.
I am married and 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 and 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
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.