Trainings & Workshops

Upcoming Workshops, Class Series and Teacher Trainings:


Sarah is E-RYT 200 and YACEP registered with Yoga Alliance. Teachers looking to earn continuing education credits will earn a certificate of completion for qualifying workshops.

All workshops and class series are appropriate for both the layperson and professional, scaled to introduce concepts to the newer yoga student as well as to challenge and deepen the knowledge of those with an established practice. Teachers will enjoy learning new alignment insights and cues to better serve their students.

Workshops are held primarily at Yogaview Wilmette. Not in the area? Contact me to bring a workshop to your town.





Applied Anatomy & Biomechanics for Yoga

Part of Yogaview’s 200 hour Teacher Training Program

FALL 2017


Saturdays & Sundays September 23- December 10, 2017

12:00 noon-5:00pm

Click HERE for a .pdf

Join us at yogaview Chicago for an Informational session about our upcoming 200 Hour Teacher Trainings:

Sunday September 10 w/ Tom Quinn 5:30-6:15pm








Part 1: Introduction to Teaching the Student with Scoliosis

Part 2: Finding Your Way in the Practice as a Student with Scoliosis

SATURDAY February 17, 2017
Yogaview CHICAGO
$50 for teacher (covers all day, Part 1 & Part 2)
$35 for students (attend just Part 2)


Part 1 for Teachers focuses on seeing and understanding scoliotic curve behavior. Learn the basics of seeing scoliotic curve patterns and recognizing compensation and collapse in common yoga poses. Learn solid corrective strategies that will improve your skill with any student population (scoliosis is just a bigger distortion of common imbalances).

In Part 2, under close supervision with Sarah, teachers partner with students to help them learn their curve pattern and practice adaptations in common yoga poses. In this way, each student has the supervision of a teacher. The student benefits from a teacher observing them do each pose and ensuring they do the pose correctly. The teacher hones their seeing and adjusting skills with opportunity to clarify and work around roadblocks.






Continuing Education for Teachers & Curious Students

THURSDAY October 12


$50  Includes “Instruction Guide to Hypermobility”

LOCATION: Yogaview Wilmette

Beyond locked knees and elbows, learn how to identify, adjust and cue the hypermobile student who often doesn’t like “backing off” in poses. Excessive joint mobility takes its toll gradually, subjecting the practitioner to more injury risk in a yoga practice than what the “stiffer” student faces. Since most cues are for tighter students, hypermobile students often overdo cues they don’t even need.

Hypermobility diminishes proprioception, the internal sense of how the body is positioned, so looking for stretch sensation is no longer a reliable guide to finding an “edge.” Muscles can overtighten and even spasm to keep the body stable. Learn how to break this cycle and position the body so that hyperactive muscles quiet down and dormant muscles wake up.

Gain insight into common hypermobility injuries: sacroiliac dysfunction, “yoga butt” (hamstring attachment injury), groin/hip crease sensation, pain along the inner edge of the shoulder blade, and a host of neck & shoulder issues.








Past Workshops (interested? contact me to bring this workshop to your studio!)

MOVEMENT MAKEOVER: Renovate your Yoga Practice

Part 1: Balance & Coordination Tune-up

Part 2: Neck & Shoulders Calibration

PART 1: Fine-tune your balance. The old way of doing poses omits huge areas of brain/body training. Learn why it’s hard for your body to balance (or step a foot forward from Down Dog) and practice simple exercises to radically improve it. Find the ease, fluidity and reaction times that prevent falls and injury.

PART 2: Recalibrate the neck and shoulders, two areas plagued by scar tissue, disorganized movement habits and chronic low-level injury. Rehab the scapula, discipline shoulder placement during weight-bearing, and release gripping in the neck and jaw. Leave with exercises that dramatically improve shoulder function.



bridge the gapMICROYOGA: Find the 7 Gaps in Your Practice

Learn 7 simple tests that reveal your body’s “gaps”: bad habits that function like shortcuts. Shortcuts only work if you do them temporarily. But keeping those habits for months and years limits your range of motion, creates instability and prevents old injuries from healing.

Once you’ve discovered your gaps, practice “filling” them with simple, discrete and nuanced exercises. These microyoga movements build stability and balance while improving range of motion. You will learn variations: entry-level starter versions on the floor that progress to seated, then standing versions and finally to dynamic movement.





Teacher Training Mini-Workshops

Studio Owners and Teacher Trainers: Add one or both modules to your existing program. Both topics are consistently mentioned as areas where beginning teachers feel under-prepared. The length can be 3-6 hours long, depending on your needs. Power point presentation, lecture and hands-on experiential format.
Contact me for more information. I am a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider. Teacher Training courses count towards continuing education requirements.

The Prop is the Guru: How to use props effectively in a group class or private setting

Telling a student they can’t do a pose (because of an injury, pain or simple inflexibility) can be disempowering. Learn how to use props to make poses accessible, safe, and to teach critical actions that can otherwise take years to feel. Props can be for therapeutic use but also offer playful ways to challenge more advanced students.

Developing Your Eye: How to see (and correct) postural tendencies and mis-alignments in students

Developing your ability to read a student’s body is critical for student safety in poses and guides your sequencing for determining what is appropriate (sometimes on the fly) for a group class. Learn measurable standards for determining when a student is ready for more advanced poses like inversions. Practice tapping into your intuitive eye as well as learning anatomical landmarks for seeing the body.



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