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WHAT IS THE TEACHER LIKE?

Sarah is a self- described “yoga nerd”. She is fascinated by posture and movement patterns, specifically movement dysfunction that can lead to injury. She loves exploring the symbolic implications of our posture. How we “take a stand” and “move” through our lives, both literally and figuratively, is the focus of her yoga classes.

Sarah encourages students to use their practice for self-study (Sanskrit: svadhyaya). By noticing, watching and reflecting on our movement choices, the yoga practice becomes a PROCESS of discovery and change, rather than repeating poses with the same dysfunctional habits over and over.

 

 

In class, Sarah teaches ALIGNMENT, which means she breaks down poses into their simplest forms and actions (how to move within the pose). By simplifying each pose to its constituent functions, students have space to:

  • call into question habitual movement tendencies
  • notice the effect of obeying of group cues (appropriate for only some bodies)
  • question the appropriateness of traditional yoga forms (designed for a different lifestyle and body type)

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Because modern humans are busy, largely sedentary and distracted, Sarah’s yoga classes serve as an antidote:

  • Slow, deliberate and focused movement
  • Strength alongside flexibility
  • No music to facilitate deeper concentration
  • Layers of cues to challenge all levels of students
  • Longer holds to remodel the neuromyofascial web for lasting postural change
  • Students learn ONE core principle, then practice applying that principle in a variety of poses

 

WHO ARE THE STUDENTS?

Suitable for the newer student yet subtle enough for those with decades of experience, Sarah’s class is always cutting edge. In terms of physical intensity, a Level 1 class with Sarah serves as a bridge between Gentle and Level 2. Her students have a large range of abilities and backgrounds:

  • Students looking for a safe yoga class that focuses on alignment rather than flow.
  • Beginners*.
  • Experienced students preferring poses be broken down and explained.
  • Level 2-4 students and Teachers looking for alignment to complement their flow practice and for clear instruction on ‘taken for granted’ skills (e.g., bandhas, breath technique).
  • Students with chronic injuries** needing to learn how to adapt their poses and find relief, but who can tolerate more intensity and movement than in a Gentle Class.
  • Teachers and Teacher Trainees observing how Level 1 classes are taught to bring more alignment to their cueing.
  • Pregnant and post-partum women (with Doctor’s okay) looking to construct a safe and appropriate practice
  • Students with Scoliosis looking for a teacher who knows how to adapt their practice for their curve pattern.

 

*I recommend attending Intro to Yoga if you are brand new and not currently exercising before coming to a Level 1 class.

**If you have had surgery within 1 year or the injury is acute, I recommend you have your Doctor’s permission to practice yoga before taking any yoga class.

All classes are held at yogaview – Wilmette

1231 Green Bay Rd (next to Homer’s Ice Cream) Wilmette, IL 60091 847-919-0533


Monday

  • Hatha, Level 1-2
  • 9:30-11:00am

$20.00Package Rates

Friday

  • Hatha Level 1
  • 9:30-11:00am

$20.00Package Rates

Saturday

  • Hatha Level 1
  • 11:30am-12:45pm

$20.00Package Rates


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