Having a dedicated Yoga practice since 2009 has been foundational to my journey of growth as a human being. The daily practice of moving inwards has increased my capacity to be reflective, mindful and compassionate. Over the years, I have grown from a place of struggling to accept myself to now enjoying and embracing who I am and what life brings my way.
Through my experience, I have developed a personal philosophy of meeting myself and others from a place of kindness, care and understanding. I believe the desire to find meaning in one’s life is universal. Yoga, for me, has become the channel through which I can shape a more meaningful life.
My calling to teach stems from a place of reverence at the wisdom stored within our bodies and a passion to meet people in this place. My yoga practice, grown across the last 10 years of my life, has led me into the philosophy of Shaiva Tantra and the physical practice of Krama Vinyasa, which have become deeply embedded both on a personal and professional level.
I’m passionate about self-discovery and growth on a subtle body level, through the exploration of the mind-body connection, yoga philosophy, asana, chanting and pranayama. Inclusivity & accessibility are at the heart of my offerings; I advocate for a more expansive and beautiful life for each, rooted in love and compassion.
I’m a Stroud-based Yoga teacher with 6 years teaching experience, registered under a 500hATT in non-dual Shaiva Tantra philosophy and the physical practice of Krama Vinyasa.
Using a mindfulness approach is at the core of my offerings. Staying in enquiry helps you to strengthen your ability to become more present and decipher the wisdom communicated through your body. I weave this into the Pancha Maya Kosha map (layers of being) to support a deeper and more integrated sense of self.
I believe that the body is the source of one’s belonging to this world. When you step into your body, you step into a sacred space. Asana (posture) practice is a mirror that can help reflect different parts of yourself and, when used with intention and purpose, becomes the most tangible medicine in reclaiming your exiled parts.
At the beginning of each class a specific Bhavana (contemplation) is introduced to inspire you in your practice. You will be encouraged to explore how this theme resonates for you and how to find expression for it through your breath and movement.
I create a safe, nurturing and laid-back environment where you are able to explore variations of postures that serve you best. The breath-led sequences encourage you to explore and gradually expand your edges in a conscious way. This is amplified by the use of pranayama, mantras and mudras.
Hands-on adjustments are offered with the understanding that touch provides a direct means of sensing into the parts of you that seek greater connection. The subtle alterations of your body’s response to touch will bring a deeper awareness to areas where movement may be restricted due to habitual patterns of tension. Touch creates a bridge between what is waiting to be revealed, and what then becomes a deeper and wider knowing of your own body.
I believe that Yoga has something to offer to each. That’s why my classes are inclusive and accessible to all. Through practicing Yoga, you engage your breath and your body as the starting point to create a more meaningful relationship with your inner world. This can have a profound and transformative effect on your wellbeing, and your capacity to create, and to live, an authentic and aligned life.
I have been teaching classes for over six years and here are details of my completed trainings:
500h AYTTC in Shaiva Tantra Krama Vinyasa Yoga; Sarah Harlow & Sam Burkey
60h CPD Yoga Tantra Chakra Immersion Course; Sarah Harlow
60h CPD In Depth Anatomy and Adjustment Course; Sarah Harlow & Sam Buckey & Chris Gladwell
200h YTTC Hatha Yoga; Gaurav Malik & Kate Osman