Sarah Schwab, RYT-200
I believe yoga is for everybody. One of my missions in this lifetime is to inspire others to see its' transformational powers. Yoga can heal the Whole Person - inside and out.
I have practiced Yoga Asana since my teen years, but only in the last few years have I begun to dig into the sacred scriptures and philosophical teachings. In 2021, I became a 200 hour registered yoga teacher through the Raja-Hatha School of Yoga and further dove into Svadhyaya (self-study). In addition to my Yoga training, I am a certified Elementary School teacher and Holistic Health Coach with experience teaching K-2nd grade, SEL (social-emotional learning), mindfulness, yoga, and dance in the schools. I am certificated in Dance/Movement Therapy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Hancock Center for Dance/Movement Therapy as well as specialized certifications in Laban Movement Analysis, Violence Prevention through Movement, and Nonviolent Crisis Intervention. I am passionate about a holistic approach to learning, integrating emotional, social, psychological, kinesthetic, and ethical development into my work for a holistic approach to learning and development.
I have spent the last decade working directly with students grades K-12 in community centers and elementary schools around Madison, WI, nationally in Washington DC and San Diego, and Internationally in Panama City, Panama and Lurin, Peru. Through this experience, I created a yoga curriculum for Elementary students that prioritizes both culturally responsible learning and brain-and-body compatible education. I look forward to sharing this curriculum with my students and sharing my love of this practice with everyone that chooses to learn with me.
Classes with Sarah:
Sunrise Water Flow: Tuesdays 8:00-9:00am
and Fridays 6:45- 7:45am
Inspired by the element of water, this practice is designed to wake up our cells through a breath-centered flow. We will work to activate the solar energies in our body, creating vitality and energy to carry us through our day. Integrating Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, and scripture to activate both our body and mind, helping us access finding fluidity and power, on the mat and off.
Open to all levels
Sunbeam Kids Yoga:
Mondays & Tuesdays Drop-In 4:00pm-5:00pm $15
Open to all children ages 6-10
This after school kids program is designed for growing minds to engage with big topics. At its center, this program focuses on teaching yoga from a culturally responsible lens, sharing the rich traditions of yoga while incorporating a variety of mindfulness and movement pedagogy to serve the whole child. The lessons unfold in a natural progression that respects the traditional yogic framework while cultivating mindful awareness, utilizing integrative practices in a variety of contexts. After completing this curriculum, students will have a holistic understanding of the moral and ethical code of Yoga - the Yamas and Niyamas. Students will learn traditional Asana poses (the physical postures of yoga), Pranayamas (breathing exercises), Mudras (hand postures), and guided meditations (visualizations) that connect to each lesson and help the students further explore the topic at-hand. Students will also cultivate their inference skills, attention and memory, coordination, reading and writing skills, proprioception, and sensory integration.