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 in-person and zoom sessions.
Regarding the Covid-19 era, she employs protocols agreed upon based on best practices,
comfort levels & ever-changing dynamics.
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 meet your background experiences, physical capasities, 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 support 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-- Sarah loves using yoga props, household items, and creativity to transform perceived limitations into a physical yoga practice. In this vein, she is also extensively experienced with adapting session to session to meet a student's ever changing physical, psychological or spiritual needs. This is so much the heart of practice and Sarah is wildly fluid and fluent in this way. From Chair Yoga to Yoga with just one arm, to Yoga with no inversions, she is up for creatively responding to whatever is at hand.
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 buddhism, yoga, dance, somatic practices, & more.
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.
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, nervous system studies, 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 whole human living in a messy complex modern world that needs us.
Sarah committed to teaching yoga-- heavily influenced by the dharma-- 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. In the summer of 2023, Sarah completed the MotherCircle Facilitator Training with Kimberly Ann Johnson & Jessica Connolly, and continues to learn from these inspiring women/fellow San Diego mothers/culture makers. 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.