Featured Teacher: Sarah Moody (A Conversation)

What’s your favorite pose and why? Legs up the wall. Hands down the best remedy for anything -- bad mood, sore muscles, fatigue, stress... the list goes on.

Where did you do your training? My very first training was in Sacramento with Cori Martinez at Asha Yoga. I then went on to study with Max Strom, Paul Grilley, Michelle Marlahan, and Mary Pafford. Most recently I took a Somatic Yoga Therapy Training with Janice Gates and completed Level 1 iRest with Richard Miller.

What got you hooked? Yoga was the first movement based practice that taught me how to be kind to my body.

When did you start practicing yoga and why? I started practicing yoga during grad school thanks to a friend who was going through her teacher training at the time. She used me as her guinea pig and I found a lifelong practice of compassionate, embodied movement.  

What obstacles has yoga helped you overcome? Yoga continually teaches me to slow down enough to listen to my body, then gives me the tools to respond appropriately and authentically in the moment. 

Who was your great mentor/teacher? There are too many to name. I am grateful to all of my teachers and consider myself a forever student. 
Tell us your practice style and how did you choose your yoga method? My style is slow, purposeful and nourishing. I think it chose me. 

What is the most rewarding part of being a yoga teacher? Empowering others with tools to heal, self-soothe and build long, healthy sustainable lifestyles. 

Your favorite quote? Favorite poem work? Sweet Darkness by David Whyte: 

Favorite food? Anything in the Mediterranean family

Favorite place to travel to? Most recently, Hawaii