I AM INTERESTED IN THE COMBINATION
of art and science. We are taught to believe one is more important than the other, when in truth, we need both. As an actor, I am constantly digging into the depths of my character, using movement technique and therapies to uncover what blocks me from finding complete freedom and truth in my craft. As a yogi I am drawn to the practices's stillness that allows space and time for the body to recover. It grants me anatomical awareness but also points to health on a spiritual level. What prevents us from being vulnerable, truth tellers? How do we approach that in a congnitive, physical, curious way? Do stories have the power to heal? Or is it the absence of art and effective communication/storytelling that causes disease? Do muscles have more memory than our minds? Why is a trip to the theater or a simple touch more powerful than years of therapy, pharmacuticals, surgery? Why is it that what we are stripping from our education systems is now slowly creeping back into our medical diagnoses (art, drama, yoga therapy)? What can we do on a preventative level? These are all questions I am constantly asking. My dream is that one day a trip to the doctors office will warrant not a pill bottle, but a yoga session (we are getting closer), theater tickets or even a clown class to full bodily disprove the bulshit story our sympathetic nervous system still renders as truth.
Designated E-RYT, Sarah has trained in Vinyassa, Iyengar, Restorative and most recently Trauma Sensitive Yoga with the JRI Trauma Center in Boston. She credits her success and well being to her yoga practice which found her in Manhattan, over eight years ago amongst the stress of a high pressure job in the fashion industry. Specializing in a Restorative, Trauma informed approach, she uses body awareness combined with cognitive and movement therapies, drawing on experience in Linklater, Alexander Technique, Viewpoints, Drama Therapy, and the Gaga Movement Therapy. Sarah has a passion for storytelling and believes that each real, raw, true story within has the power to connect us all, making the journey all worth the while. When she is not teaching, you can find her acting, at a dance class or studying the healing effects of the theater and accompanying movement techniques. She is currently the on board coordintator for the United Nations Women's chapter Yogathon in Los Angeles.