How can 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 individual’s particular needs.
Presently, this is all happening online via Zoom.
This is working surprisingly well!
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, indivdualized attention.
Types of Practice Sarah can offer, in any combination:
Alignment based, breath-centered yoga posture practices, adapted to your level of experience, fitness, and interests. We can also weave in other mindful movement paradigms, such as somatic explorations and functional movement modalities.
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 since 2006 and is herself an avid student of all facets of the practice.
She continues to study with the most skillful & renown current teachers of yoga & buddhism.
Her private students range from children to elders, from as diverse a background as one can imagine.
Her teaching style is grounded, precise, and kind.
Please use the CONTACT page to inquire about shedule & fees.
ALL teaching currently held online via ZOOM until further notice.
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.
With covid-19 now present, we are exploring how to practice while physically distancing or sheltering in place.
Its always like this, but 2020 underscores it: we ride a groundless ground.
Our practice is nothing if not pointing us toward meeting the present circumstances
as skillfully as possible:
with discerning minds and boundless hearts.
The Mission of our Sangha is:
to provide a place of refuge where mindful and compassionate folks can
to practice the awakening technologies of yoga, buddhism and embodiment arts.
Saturday Sangha's Present Form:
Detailed schedule with times and content below. All times PST. Come to All or Parts of the day.
All Levels (truly!) Welcome: from beginner to seasoned practitioner.
Some benefits to practicing online:
You can have your video on if you'd like me to see you; you can have your video off if you'd rather not be seen! You can change your mind.
You can use music or not! We have playlists for you via Spotify if you're interested (will share a link during class).
You can feel so welcome to adapt practice as needed!
move to a wall for balancing, pause to pet your dog, smile at your child running through the room! We welcome witnessing you really being in your life: messes, joys and all.
Past Saturday Sangha Recordings
(will remain available to view or download for a few weeks once posted)
These teachings are offered freely: gift economy.
Dana (donations) greatly appreciated.
Please note if you'd like dana to go to a guest teacher.
Follow Sarah's Updates:
about sarah clark
Sarah feels that her yoga & buddhist practices offer her basic sanity. She engages in many dimensions of these awakening technologies- from ethics to asana to seated meditation. Practicing since 2001, she is relieved to see that these wisdom traditions only go deeper over time, and that they don't make one more special or elevated-- rather they ground us in messy reality and beg us to get to work in our relationships and the world. Having a practice & engaging in it with others gives her hope for the future of humankind.
Sarah's teaching career began upon completion of her 200-hour training at OM Yoga Center in New York City in 2006, whereafter she went on to teach tremendous amounts of yoga at OM Yoga Center, Dance New Amsterdam, New York University and privately. Ever the student, Sarah practiced yoga and meditation with the entire OM staff (particularly Cyndi Lee, David Nictern, Sarah Trelease, Christie Clark, and Joe Miller) & many special guests like Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara and Sharon Salzberg. She is certified in Relax & Renew® restorative yoga with Judith Lasater and her teaching was developed greatly by the guidance of Cyndi Lee. During this time, Sarah participated whole heartedly in the modern dance community in NYC.
On July 4th, 2011 she relocated to San Diego, CA and continues to offer a full public & private teaching schedule. Her movement classes deeply explore alignment, both functional & creative movement paradigms and are breath-centric; they employ intelligent sequencing; they weave in dharma that investigates clarity, resilience, radical acceptance and ethical expression. Sarah created Interconnected Yoga Teacher Training in San Diego, and holds regular workshops on meditation, dharma, pranayama, and yoga teacher development. In her relocating westward, she began working very closely with her primary teacher, Michael Stone of British Columbia until his death in 2017; his extraordinary body of work and teachings continue to influence her tremendously. These days she finds Sean Feit Oakes' teaching particularly illuminating and instructive and is grateful to be learning from him.
Sarah is still dancing, enjoys making mindful magic in the kitchen, and loves singing harmonies with her husband. They both relish in parenting Tenaya June, who was born in January 2017.
workshops & retreats