Sarah Burgess is a dedicated yoga practitioner and a passionate, experienced and fully qualified yoga teacher based in London.
She has also featured as Teacher of the Month in Yoga Magazine.
Sarah has been practising yoga since 2001 and teaching since 2006. She qualified to teach initially in 2006 after a 500 hour yoga teacher training course, and has since completed a further teaching course in yin yoga and mindfulness meditation with Sarah Powers at the Kripalu Yoga Institute in America. In addition to this, Sarah is a Level 2 qualified Birthlight Pre-and Post-Natal Yoga teacher. More recently she has completed a YogaCampus training in Yoga, Mindfulness and Compassion for treating anxiety and depression. She continues to study and deepen her understanding and knowledge of all aspects of this wonderful practice and its many benefits.
Sarah teaches ashtanga yoga, hatha yoga, vinyasa yoga, yin yoga, complete beginners’ yoga courses, pregnancy yoga and postnatal yoga as well as mindfulness meditation, mainly at Yoga Creation near Canary Wharf and at other yoga centres and private gyms in London.
A full list of classes, upcoming courses and workshops is available here
Sarah truly believes that everyone can benefit from yoga, whatever their background, age, size or current physical condition, and her approach to teaching is one of warmth, encouragement and care and is always tailored to an individual’s needs.
She encourages her students to be truly present in their practice and to explore their own body and mind over and over again, from a new perspective, with fresh eyes each time they come to their mat. In her classes and workshops she shares her passion for yoga and meditation and encourages her students to reconnect to their bodies, breath, strength and vitality in a safe, compassionate, joyful and mindful way.
Having lived in London and worked in a busy office job in the publishing industry for many years before teaching, Sarah is very aware of the stresses and challenges of big city living, and knows how a regular yoga practice can be enormously helpful in dealing with these and can enable people to find more balance, space and calm in their bodies, minds and lives.
Sarah’s recent blogposts on yoga are available to read here
Some of my favourite quotes:
“There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple: the philosophy is kindness.”
H.H. The Dalai Lama
Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn,
a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter.
If your mind isn’t clouded by unnecessary things,
this is the best season of your life.”
“Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.”
“The present moment is filled with joy and and happiness.
If you are attentive, you will see it.”
Thich Nhat Hanh
“We don’t use our body to get into a pose, we use the pose to get into our body”
Bernie Clark – The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga
“For you to see beauty here
does not mean
there is beauty in me
it means there is beauty rooted
so deep within you
you can’t help but
see it everywhere”
“The success of Yoga does not lie in the ability to perform postures but in how it positively changes the way we live our life and our relationships.”