Mind-Body Psychotherapist and Yoga Therapist
Sarah is a licensed psychotherapist and certified yoga instructor. She has been teaching
yoga for 18 years and has spent the last ten years practicing psychotherapy and therapeutic yoga in a variety of settings including community mental health clinics, universities, and in private practice in New York City and Cambridge, MA. She discovered early on in her personal and professional journey that a connection to mind/body/spirit allows for deeper insight, more profound change, and more complete healing than talk therapy alone.
Sarah first discovered yoga as a teenager in Brooklyn. What began as a physical practice adjunct to her dance career quickly became a holistic way of life as she felt and saw the positive changes yoga brought her and those she taught. Sarah received certification as a yoga instructor from Integral Yoga Institute in 2001.
Inspired by the emotional catharses her private yoga clients often experienced, Sarah went on to pursue higher education to help facilitate healing through the mind, body, and spirit. She received a degree in Advanced Clinical Practice from Columbia University and a Master’s of Divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary, where her work focused on the interplay of psychology and spirituality. She then returned to her interest in integrating yoga into therapy and received certifications in trauma-sensitive yoga from Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and in yoga and the body in psychotherapy from the Justice Resource Institute in Boston.
Sarah is currently working towards a 600-hour certification in Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy, with completion expected in February 2019.