"I liked the way I felt after class – happy, content, uplifted, relaxed, rejuvenated and walking taller."
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Hi, I am Sarah Greenall.
I came to yoga a few months after having my first baby over 17 years ago. My own life had just been turned upside down and suddenly I was on duty 24/7. So in the early days, my yoga mat – coming to class once a week – was a real haven, it was a way of escaping the outside world. It was a special place and time just for me - to stop, quieten the mind, experience the moment and put aside whatever else was happening in my life. It was a place where I found balance and calmness and I loved yoga’s ability to leave me feeling both relaxed and rejuvenated.
Over time I found yoga seeping into my everyday life – I would start to notice my posture at my desk, or become aware of how I was breathing, or I used my breath to calm me down, or used a body scan to relax and try to sleep. I loved the connection between my body and my mind. I started to notice the natural world more and increasingly saw the beauty and good in all. I found I became less reactive in situations and more considered and responsive. It had a positive impact on my interactions with other people and how I went about my day-to-day life. I also loved the fact that I was learning – there was always something to learn from each class - and I now know that yoga offers a lifetime of learning if one chooses to delve a little deeper. Finally, I liked the way I felt after class – happy, content, uplifted, relaxed, rejuvenated and walking taller.
Since my first class 17+ years ago I can honestly say yoga has helped me through all facets and stages of life – birth – illness – death – challenging times at work or at home. It has been a constant – something that I always have and can go to at any time, as I am guaranteed it will make me feel better afterwards. For me, it has definitely been transformational and I absolutely view it as a way of being - so much so, I am now a fully qualified Yoga and Meditation Teacher (something I would never have even dreamt of when I first started yoga)!
My own teacher and mentor, Louise Cashin, is an internationally renowned teacher who has worked alongside many world-class teachers including Judith Hanson Laster, Donna Farhi and Swami Saradananda (all of whom have published many books on yoga). Swami Saradananda has also been my teacher for Yoga History and Philosophy and was also my Meditation teacher.
As a teacher, I have experience in teaching complete beginners and experienced students alike and I am also qualified to teach children aged 3-11. It is an absolute privilege and honour to share the wonderful world of yoga with others and I strive to do so with knowledge, integrity and love. I gain a huge sense of satisfaction seeing students progress on their yoga journey and just love it when students have that "yay" moment - be it a sense of achievement in doing a particular pose, or experiencing a particularly deep relaxation, or simply "getting" the magic of yoga.
As well as teaching yoga, I am mother to 3 teenage children and Director of our own family business - a bakery founded by my Grandfather in 1929. My background is Graphic Design and I worked in Publishing for many years. I also enjoy art, music, food, travel and the theatre.
Om Shanti (peace)