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



Mondays-Fridays July 5-28


Click HERE for a .pdf

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

Saturday March 25th at 2pm w/ Quinn Kearney

Sunday April 30th at 5:30pm w/ Tom Quinn

Saturday May 13th at 2pm w/ Quinn Kearney









SEEING SHAPES: Learn to See Imbalances

Thursday April 6, 2017
9:30am-12:30noon, 1:30-5pm
Yogaview Wilmette

Join Megan and Sarah to see how basic compensation patterns and movement tendencies undermine common poses. Practice feeling your own tendencies and then discuss how cues can either reinforce or correct these patterns. The morning session will explore movement and feeling so that you can first identify patterns. The afternoon session will provide the anatomical and theoretical insights to bolster your understanding. Both sessions will include practice teaching and adjustments. As a teacher or serious student, this workshop will sharpen your eye for alignment and help you choose the most important cues to reinforce.

  • 2.5 hours in Teaching, Training & Practice (TTP)
  • 2 hours Teaching Methodology (TM)
  • 2 hours Anatomy &Physiology (AP)
Participants will receive a certificate of completion if they attend and participate for the full workshop.








with Certified Yoga for Osteoporosis Instructor Sarah Westbrook

4- CLASS SERIES: Wednesdays 4:00-5pm

March 29- April 19, 2017

Yogaview Wilmette

$80 for the 4-class series or $25 per class to drop in




Aging is currently the only available way to live a long life… So let’s figure out how to do this gracefully and powerfully. This class is for students looking to build stronger bones, refine posture and, crucially, improve balance. Based on Dr. Loren Fishman’s groundbreaking research on Osteoporosis, learn how yoga can improve the quality of bone and reduce falling risks. Practice simple movements to regain key muscle strength and loosen stiff joints. Use breath to improve your ribcage shape and posture. Build poses at your own pace; modifications will be given for osteoarthritis and other conditions. Each pose will be adapted individually and scaled to your ability. Expect lots of individualized attention and a customized practice. A binder will be included with practice poses to do at home.

Participants will have the option to join Dr. Fishman’s study. Sarah is a Certified Yoga for Osteoporosis Instructor.








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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