how might our mind, body, and heart
meet this moment?
yoga, buddhist and embodied wisdom practices for radical times.
Sarah specializes in designing unique practices tailored to fit individuals' particular needs.
Sarah offers both zoom and in-person sessions.
With Covid, she employs protocols agreed upon based on best practices, comfort levels &
Reasons to Practice Privately:
So that practice can more skillfully meet YOUR specifics: level of experience (from brand new to seasoned!), physical injuries & attributes, unique health conditions, dominant qualities of your mind, or your unique trajectory in cultivating wisdom & compassion.
To transform your current practice by layering in more depth from a clear, experienced teacher.
To experience true support in your own private environment through caring, individualized attention.
Types of Practice Sarah can offer, in any combination:
Yoga Postures & Somatic Movement Practices. We can explore breath-centered yoga posture practices, offered with a spirit of inquiry, while adapting them to your level of experience, fitness, and personal interests. We can also weave in other mindful movement paradigms, such as somatic explorations, functional movement modalities, strength building practices or dance techniques.
Breathing Practices that soothe the nervous system and help develop concentration.
Meditation Practices that help cultivate calmness, mental clarity, insight, confidence, and compassion.
Restorative Yoga-- which utilizes many yoga props-- allowing for deep relaxation, restoration of the nervous system and promoting the mindbody's natural healing response.
Dharma - the profound practice of studying yoga & buddhist texts and teachings while developing inquiry around how their wisdom might impact the most intimate parts of your contemporary life.
Adaptations, such as Chair Yoga; Sarah loves using yoga props, household items, and creativity to transform perceived limitations into a physical yoga practice.
Individualized Teacher Training, helping you to grow in your specific intentions as a yoga teacher.
Sarah has been a full time yoga teacher & dharma practitioner since 2007
and is herself an avid student of all facets of these practices.
She continues to study with the most skillful & whole hearted current teachers of yoga & buddhism.
Her private students range from children to elders with beautifully diverse histories & conditions.
Her teaching style is grounded, inquisitive, precise and kind.
Please CONTACT Sarah to inquire about schedule & fees.
2020 changed the entire yoga landscape, of course.
Sarah has fully embraced zoom and its many upsides! She primarily teaches privately, while also leading
To book a private or semi-private session online, please email her.
c o m m u n i t y
( formerly second saturday sangha )
this sangha used to meet on the 2nd saturday of every month, exploring face to face transmission.
meeting the conditions of this pandemic, we are exploring how to nurture practice
from the comforts of personal spaces while also coming together in community,
embracing the gifts of technology &
discovering how to retain the intimacy and warmth of collective gathering.
it's always like this, but the 2020s seem to underscore it:
we ride a groundless ground.
to provide a place of refuge where folx can gather together to practice the awakening technologies
of yoga, buddhism and embodiment arts.
exploring all limbs of these paths, we investigate how these practices cultivate
stability, insight, resilience & courage.
join via ZOOM:
Past Saturday Sangha Recordings
(will remain available to view or download for a few weeks once posted)
( more dates/video coming. maybe. )
these teachings are offered freely: gift economy.
dana (donations) greatly appreciated.
please note if you'd like dana to go to a guest teacher.
7-8am PST, weekly
30 min meditation
30 min movement
option to stay after to talk, sip coffee or tea
all folx welcomed
via ZOOM (link)
come as you & your space are!
be on camera or off, adapt practice with assistance from walls or chairs, be in your life with pets, children & all.
about sarah clark
Sarah is interested in practices that clarify and shape how we relate to our inner life and to our relationships, of all kinds. Her teaching is centered around embodied inquiry, anchored by the breath & draw on all 8 limbs of yoga and buddha dharma, including meditation techniques, ethical actions & cultivation of insight. Her teaching is heavily influenced by her own sitting meditation practice, work as a professional contemporary dancer, family life, and her brilliant teachers. Sarah is lit up when yoga & buddhist practices intersect with intimate relationships, creative acts, social and environmental justice movements, and reveal a more skillful way to inhabit being a messy complex person living in a modern world that needs us.
Sarah committed to teaching yoga full time in 2007 in New York City, mostly at OM Yoga Center, NYU, Dance New Amsterdam, and privately. In 2011, she relocated to San Diego, CA and continues to offer community-based yoga & meditation programs, teacher trainings both locally & abroad, continuing education, and private instruction, which comprises most of her teaching these days. She also acts as a consultant, writer, and content creator in various mindfulness ventures.
Sarah, E-RYT 500, received her most formative educational foundation through many masterful teachers at OM Yoga Center, including Cindy Lee, Joe Miller & Margi Young and the many special guests they hosted, like Roshi Pat Enkyo O'Hara and Sharon Salzberg. Sarah is also certified by Judith Lasater in Restorative Yoga, and studied for many years closely with Michael Stone (of British Columbia) until his death in 2017. Since, she has practiced under the generous & insightful guidance of Sean Feit Oakes. Sarah never tires being a ferocious student. Her undergraduate degrees in Dance Performance and English Literature (Indiana University 2004) influence her love of mindful movement and nuanced communication. Her husband and young daughter shepherd her toward the most meaningful integration of the path. Sarah bows with heaps of gratitude to all those practicing and pressing on to cultivate an awakened heartmind and culture.