About Sarah and La Yoga Vida
I became enchanted by yoga during a time of unhappiness - I was not motivated to live my fullest, healthiest life. I reluctantly attended my first group yoga class after the encouragement of concerned friends, and I immediately felt myself discover a path that felt better. Just one class lifted the fog briefly enough for me to see that there was another choice - I could feel better than I did. Class after class, I fell deeper in love with yoga and, eventually, myself. I knew I was on the right track to a balanced life by the way my feet met the earth - there seemed to be less resentment and more reverence for life in my every step.
So onward I went, on this new path. Along the way, I continue to collect the most amazing teachers, students and friends. Through the practice, I find love, peace, honesty, generosity and joy I didn't even know I was capable of experiencing prior to a yoga lifestyle. Yoga brought me home to myself, woke me up and made me vulnerable. The growth keeps happening and the lessons keep coming. As my greatest teacher says, the work is never done.
I organized the idea of La Yoga Vida in my head after a series of inspiring events, including the Spain Yoga Retreat in 2016, and a month of yoga teaching I fortuitously experienced in the jungle of Costa Rica. During that time, I focused all of my teaching energy on sharing practical tools to better students' lives, relationships, careers and ignite their passions. I felt the sensation of being propelled forward, much like a moving sidewalk at the airport, to continue on this path of teaching practical applications of the Yoga Sutras. The practical tools of the 8 Limbs of Yoga hold the potential to break through habitual patterns and live life with more love, passion, clarity and light.
Back to the name: In Costa Rica the pura vida lifestyle is celebrated. This can be interpreted however you wish - for me, it means living well, loving a lot, laughing a lot, finding balance, reverence for nature and to never miss an opportunity to give. This is also the meaning of a Yogic life to me. Hence, La Yoga Vida was born.
What you can expect from La Yoga Vida...
My want to make ancient philosophy, texts and traditions approachable to everyone. I hope to creatively express practical ways to embody yoga in your daily life, even off of the yoga mat, so that you may Live your Yoga. Here are some of the resources and services I want to make accessible to you:
- Yoga blogs, inquiries and resource sharing
- Yoga classes, events and workshops
- Audio classes available on iTunes
- Nourishing Yoga retreats
- Reiki Energy Healing
- Life Coaching
- 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
- Encouragement to live more vibrantly
I hope you find encouragement, inspiration and motivation on these pages to help you Live your Yoga off of the mat. I am always open to suggestions and collaboration. Please contact me if you have ideas to share!
With so much love and gratitude, Sarah
Education & Certifications
E-RYT 200, RYT 500, YACEP®
Reiki Level II
Certified Life Coach
ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
Bachelor Degree, Central Connecticut State University
I've had the beautiful priviledge of studying with and under some of the most intelligent teachers of yoga, meditation, energy healing and mysticism in places such as the Virgin Isands, USA, Germany, Italy, India and Mexico. I love to explore differing styles of various teachings, step out of my comfort zone and challenge myself to continually evolve to live my life more vibrantly and with compassion and clarity.