I'm Sarah (she/her/hers), and I am an education consultant, yoga therapist (specialty is learning and trauma), independent research historian, professional advocate (Special Needs and Exceptional), teacher, and writer (my scholarship is a Master’s thesis on Slavery in Fredericksburg).
In my pre-mom life, I taught Social Studies and numerous electives at the highly acclaimed Open High School in Richmond, Virginia from 2002-2003, and as a substitute teacher in 2004. I enjoyed working as a graduate teaching assistant while completing my Master's degree in History at Virginia Commonwealth University from 2004-2005. Sharing the learning journey with my own children is the most rewarding (and challenging) journey. Learning styles, educational theory, brain development, genetics, bioethics, and eugenics are all topics of deep research for me.
As a Spanda Yoga Movement Therapist, Registered Yoga Teacher E-RYT 200, 500 Registered Yoga Teacher, Registered Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga Teacher RPYT, and Registered Children's Yoga Teacher RCYT (and student yoga therapist), I gratefully offer movement education serving all populations; specializing in prenatal, postnatal, and children's unique yoga needs. I am a certified Accessible Yoga Ambassador & Yoga for All Certified Instructor dedicated to inclusive teaching practices for all students. I also offer trauma sensitive adaptions (I'm a trauma survivor) and more gentle/therapeutic style accommodations for all levels and classes with respect to all genders, religious affiliations, and people with unique developmental or accessibility needs. I am classically trained and offer eight-limbed, Full Spectrum Yoga classes which include: meditation, breath practices, ethical living/values, asanas/postures, understanding one's relationship in the universe, and building introspective self-practices. I teach yoga respectfully to all religions or non-religious.
I'm honored to serve as a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider YACEP.
The land on which I gather, organize, live, and work is part of the Powhatan, Pamunkey, and Mattaponi Indigenous peoples of the Fredericksburg, Virginia region. I acknowledge the traditional keepers of this land. I also honor and pay respects to elders past, present and emerging, especially highlighting those named and unnamed enslaved folks who endured and resisted. I acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded.