Sarah found yoga while training for her first marathon. She looked to yoga as just another part of her training regimen and after her first class, she realized that it would become much more. Yoga changed the way Sarah breathed, looked at herself as well as the world. After diving into the practice, she discovered she wanted to share this gift with others.
A native New Yorker, Sarah received her RYT 200 certification from Laughing Lotus Yoga Center under the tutelage of Mary Dana Abbot. In 2021, Sarah completed her Katonah Yoga ® certification. Sarah weaves both Katonah Yoga ® material along with Vinyasa into her classes.
When Sarah is not on the mat, you can find her jogging around the New Hampshire/Maine Seacoast, baking pies or on the beach with her husband Steve, son Axel and daughter Lucy.
Katonah Yoga® is a syncretic Hatha yoga practice developed by Nevine Michaan over 40 years. She and her teachers incoporate classical Hatha yoga with Taoist theory, geometry, magic, mythology, metaphor, and imagination — in a practical framework designed to potentiate personal and communal well-being. Framing the practice, maps of time and personal space are defined and refined. Themes using asana as origami, manipulating form for function, and developing a sense of personal measure are incorporated in Katonah Yoga ® practices.
Katonah Yoga ® is organized around three principles of esoteric dialogue: all polarities are mediated by trinity; the universe has pattern, pattern belies intelligence; by virtue of repetition there is potential for insight. Disciplined techniques are organized for revelation through revolutions.
Katonah Yoga Center
39 Main Street
Bedford Hills, NY 10517
Chair yoga is for everyone. It can be used as a physically demanding practice to access a deeper understanding of the pose. It can be restorative and serve to give us leverage to be held. It can also be used to turn ourselves upside down and change our perspective. Chair classes are inspired heavily by Katonah Yoga®
Vinyasa yoga, also known as Flow or Vinyasa Flow, is focuses on a linking one breath per movement so that there is a tempo as we travel through class. Classes incorporate sun salutations, inversions, twists, folds and more.. In my Vinyasa/Flow classes, Katonah Yoga ® elements will be introduced and explored.