Sarah is a registered Physiotherapist and dedicated Ashtanga student and teacher. She completed her 200hr YTT in 2003, and has been teaching ever since.  Sarah has studied with several senior Ashtanga teachers.  Over the last five years she has been dedicated to learning the traditional teachings of Manju Jois. 

Sarah has an MSc Physiotherapy from Dalhousie University, and has taken courses in concussion management, cranial sacral therapy, visceral abdominal manipulation, manual therapy and acupuncture.  Sarah also has an MBA, a Dipl in Negotiation & Conflict Resolution, a Certificate of Neuropsychoidiolgy Life Coaching and is currently completing her Diploma in Canine Rehabilitation through the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.  

Yoga Anatomy Basics:

The Relationship between Posture and Pain

 April 15, 2018 12:30-3pm


Do you have neck or lower back pain?  Perhaps mysterious shoulder or knee pain that has come on slowly, for no apparent reason?  Or maybe you feel “stuck” in part of your yoga practice and aren’t sure why.  Your posture and/or repeated daily movements (including your yoga practice!) may be at the source of your discomfort.    Learn how posture contributes to mechanical pain in the neck, back and extremities; and how shifts in body awareness, alignment and your yoga practice can create a stronger, more stable spine and promote pain-free movement.  Discover how small adjustments in awareness and alignment in common yoga poses can reduce pain and improve overall stability and freedom of movement on and off the mat.  


This workshop has both the yoga student and teacher in mind as we cover:


  • Basic anatomy, physiology and osteokinematics (movement of bones) of the spine

  • Common postural deviations and habitual movement patterns in relation to the spine

  • Postural alignment principles and assessment in sitting and standing

  • Exploration and integration of alignment principles in our yoga practice.


Investment: $50

contact Sarah at to register