After attending her first yoga class in 2001, Sarah found yoga became a regular and necessary practice. A daily habit for cultivating strength, maintaining flexibility and at times rendering moments of wonderful insight into embodiment, the path of yoga has led Sarah to share the practice with others as a facilitator at Urban Yoga.
With much gratitude, she credits having the mentoring and guidance of all her teachers (old and new). Kelly Fisher (Urban Yoga’s Founder and Senior Teacher), Katie Lane Turner (of Grassroots Yoga and Health, Christchurch), Tara Judelle (Embodied Flow™) and most recently Noah Maze (Yogamaze™). All of whom have been a catalyst for deepening her practice and continuing to grow her knowledge of yoga, an evolving practice that happens both on and off the mat.
Originally from Dunedin and with a background in the creative industry, Sarah has spent the past eight years working at Weta Workshop in Wellington. Five of those years were in the role of Production Manager on various art installation and feature film projects including The Hobbit Trilogy, Chappie, Project I, Conflagration and Lazarus which Weta was a service provider on. With firsthand experience in a world of working overtime, juggling ever changing schedules, tight budgets and relentless delivery deadlines, Sarah can appreciate how hard it is to cultivate and sustain a daily self practice such as yoga, to create space for oneself and find a sense of calm between the noise of everyday living. In Sarah’s classes you can expect a fun atmosphere with customised sequences against a backdrop of strong focused breath work and alignment.
Other than yoga, Sarah’s interests are in film, music and art, particularly sculpture. Given the opportunity, she loves filling up on some fresh air in the outdoors and a favourite pastime is getting stuck into her vegetable garden.
After completing her Teacher Training in Bali with Bridget Woods-Kramer, including Pranayama with Ananda Leone and Philosophy Studies with Carlos Pomeda, Sarah joined the Urban Yoga Community as a teacher in 2013. At the start of 2015, she took the reins of running Urban Yoga and facilitating the continuation of its wonderful and creative community spirit as its Director. Sarah is currently working towards completing her 300 hour training with Noah Maze at Grassroots in Christchurch.