Sarah started practicing yoga in 2010, and found it to be a blissful retreat waiting for her whenever she needed it. Sarah became particularly fond of Cleveland Yoga early on in her quest to discover more. As a personal trainer, weightlifting and running always stayed as the mainframe of her weekly routine. Yoga gradually made a bigger appearance as she noticed the aches and pains eased away and she felt more grounded in daily life. Sarah found peace and clarity on her mat.
Sarah's style is a blend of a powerful flow and restorative asanas with careful attention to alignment. The hope is that you will leave class feeling physically energized with a renewed sense of gratitude, clarity, and spirit.
Sarah believes that yoga is growing to love yourself just as you are. To accomplish that you don’t need much – just you, your mat, and an open heart. The journey is spectacular and there’s no finish line.
Cleveland Yoga 200-Hour Teacher Training
NFPT, Personal Trainer Certification 2002
Hometown: Bay Village, OH
How many years have you practiced yoga: 12
Favorite yoga pose: Balancing Half Moon
Words to live by: If you look for what is good and what you can be grateful for, you will find it everywhere.
Why did you start practicing yoga: To alleviate pain and reduce stress
Mantra or daily affirmation: You belong, as you are
Favorite book: Devotions
What informs your practice: Gathering inspiration and traveling to new studios. There's something to discover every time I take a class- always listening.
Your advice for beginner yogis: Root down into earth and pay most attention to you feet. When they are awake, your pose will find more ease. Come with an open mind and open heart; inquiry + curiosity will lead you to discover yoga. There's no right or wrong- nothing to "learn", drop comparison. The practice is yours. You belong.
3 words to describe you: Caring, Passionate, Kind
The pose that challenges you the most: Bow Pose
The best advice you've ever received: Life is not a dress rehearsal
What's your teaching style: Waves of intensity and ease, energetic but soothing. Peak moments of strength followed by a release. Lots of guidance for alignment, inclusive of all levels. Curated playlists and themes.
What do you do for fun: Hike, CLE foodie, CLE sports, hanging with my teenage kids & pup, breweries with the hubs and travel. Proud member of Providence House Crisis Nursery PHriends Associate Board.
What are you most grateful for: Family, health, mobility, love, connection and nature.
What brings you peace: Nature and yoga
Where is your happy place: Anywhere with my children
Who/what inspires you the most: People that share their life experiences to help others. I love this short poem by Rupi Kaur "The world gives you so much pain and here you are making gold out of it. There is nothing purer than that."
Instagram handle: @sarahezzie