How can our mind, body, and heart

meet this moment?

yoga, buddhist and embodied wisdom practices for radical times.

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private instruction

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.
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public classes

ALL teaching currently held online via ZOOM until further notice. 

Sarah is still teaching privately, and Saturday Sangha (formerly second saturday sangha) online .

Check back here for public schedule updates, or follow her on Facebook or Instagram for all timely announcements.

To book a private or semi-private session online, please email her.

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

5-6:30pm 

3-Part-Practice:

Movement, Breath & Meditation.

at

Ginseng Yoga

TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

Saturday Sangha

offered ONLINE via ZOOM -- 

different times each week.

See 

"Community" 

below for details...

 

SUNDAY

 

c o m m u n i t y

Saturday Sangha

( 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

come together

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.

  • By Donation offering, embracing the radical practice of Gift Economy!  

    • you can offer financial generosity to Sarah (dana) via VENMO or PayPal.​

  • 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 encouraged 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)

I'm PAUSING on updating these.  Do you want me to continue?  

Are you using them?  Email & let me know if so.

These teachings are offered freely: gift economy.

Dana (donations) greatly appreciated.  

VENMO  or  PayPal

Please note if you'd like dana to go to a guest teacher.

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1st, 3rd (& 5th) 

Saturday of the Month:

Meditation & Mindful Movement

7-8am

 

20-30 minute gently guided meditation,

then well-rounded accessible movement practice. 

 

option to stay for another 15 mins afterward to chat or

sip coffee or tea together.

 

2nd Saturday of the Month:

(In Depth Training!)  Movement, Restorative, Pranayama, Meditation, Chant, Dharma, Discussion.  

 1:15-3:15pm

 (( break ))

 3:45- 5:30pm

We practice everything.  

1:15-3:15 = Movement, Restorative, Pranayama. 

3:45- 5:30 = Meditation, Chant, Dharma, Discussion.
 

4th Saturday of the Month:

Grounding Movement & Restorative Yoga

1:15-2:30pm

Movement designed to access grounding & stability + well designed rest for body, nervous system & mind.


 

 
By Donation Events
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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.

 

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 workshops & retreats

stay tuned for next retreat in 2020

 past workshop offerings:

Begin a Meditation Practice: Wrkshp

Begin a Meditation Practice: Wrkshp

Begin a Meditation Practice: Workshop

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

What is Mindfulness?: Workshop

What is Mindfulness?: Workshop

What is Mindfulness?: Workshop

Full Week Yoga & Meditation Intnsv

Full Week Yoga & Meditation Intnsv

Full Week Yoga & Meditation Intensive

Hands On Assistance for Yoga Teacher

Hands On Assistance for Yoga Teacher

Hands On Assistance for Yoga Teachers, Part 1

Hands On Assistance for Yoga Teacher

Hands On Assistance for Yoga Teacher

Hands On Assistance for Yoga Teachers, Part 2

Farm To Yoga: Practice, Tour, Dinner

Farm To Yoga: Practice, Tour, Dinner

Farm To Yoga: Practice, Tour & Dinner

Eight Limbs of Yoga: Workshop

Eight Limbs of Yoga: Workshop

Eight Limbs of Yoga: Workshop

New to Yoga: Workshop

New to Yoga: Workshop

New to Yoga: Workshop

 

interconnected yoga teacher training

Interconnected Yoga is 

an alignment-based, breath-centered, mindful 

vinyasa style of yoga

that that draws on all 8 limbs of yoga and buddhist practices for awakening.

Interconnected Yoga

is interested in the way that mind & body practices- 

from ethics to asana to seated meditation- 

make for clearer seeing and more skillful actions in our life, families, and greater communities.

Interconnected Yoga Teacher Training’s mission is 

to educate and inspire

experienced, passionate yogis

who wish to pursue meaningful work in their lives.

Interconnected Yoga Teacher Training is a 200-hour school accredited by Yoga Alliance.

Sarah currently has
NO 200-hour teacher trainings scheduled.
Please stay tuned for future trainings.
See document below for past program's details.
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trainee studying handstand

IYTT 2014 adho mukha svanasana

IYTT 2014 adho mukha svanasana

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handstand assist

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buddha altar at centre of gravity

planting seeds: love and wisdom

planting seeds: love and wisdom

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trainee studying text

bones, anatomy IYTT

bones, anatomy IYTT

Farm To Yoga: Practice, Tour, Dinner

Farm To Yoga: Practice, Tour & Dinner