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About Me

Bio and Training

SaraHi, I'm Sara. I am a Yoga Alliance Certified yoga teacher at the ERYT500 level. I've been practicing Yoga since 1998. I completed the 200 hour teacher certification requirements in 2008 and the 500 hour requirements in 2014 through Yoga North International SomaYoga Institute*.

Between my 200 and 500 hour trainings I expanded my knowledge and deepened my practice through multiple in-depth teacher trainings: Relax & Renew ®, iRest Yoga Nidra ®, Anatomy and Asana, Susi Hately's Therapeutic Yoga, Somatics Specialty Classes, Restoring and Rebuilding the Inner Core, Inversions, Vinyasa's Rocket Series, Thai Yoga Bodywork, the Therapeutic Spinal Strip and Backbender, and some of Yoga's philosophical studies: the Chakras, the Mind Study and the Yamas & Niyamas (Yoga's Ethical Guidelines).

Restorative Yoga and other therapeutic practices really speak to me so I developed this website and blog to share what I have learned through my personal practice and through teaching so others can also benefit from these wonderful styles of yoga. I teach Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga, Deep Relaxation (Yoga Nidra and iRest Yoga Nidra) and Hatha Yoga, incorporating Inner Core work, Somatics, and other methods with therapeutic benefits into my classes.

In addition, my partner, David, and I own a small press publishing company called On-Word Bound Books and a wine education and travel company called Savvy Nomad. We like to "take our show on the road," guiding canal boat trips through the south of France, while offering wine education and yoga on board.

I offer open classes, private classes, on-site classes, workshops, and guided trips to France. If you have questions, comments, or insights please contact me directly via email: sara @ dorestorativeyoga (dot) com. Namaste.


Yoga North, accredited yoga teaching school.
Yoga North
iRest Yoga Nidra Level 1 Trained Teacher.
Integrative Restoration Institute

Relax and Renew Trainer.
Restorative Yoga ~ Restful Yoga for Stressful Times ~ Relax & Renew ® Trainer

Yoga Alliance logo, Yoga Alliance certified teacher.
Yoga Alliance
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500, Yoga Alliance certified teacher.
E-RYT Registered Yoga Teacher


E-College Finder's Top 50 Guru Award.
Accredited Online Colleges
Massage Therapy Schools Top Yoga Award.
Massage Therapy Schools
Health Care Colleges Top Yoga Award.
Health Care Colleges

* "The yoga therapy components of my instruction and practice are based on my training with Yoga North ~ SomaYoga International Institute and with Susi Hately Aldous, not derived from my status as an ERYT ®with Yoga Alliance Registry."