Sarah Lo is a Senior Yoga Teacher Trainer E-RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance USA and UK. She is also a Certified Professional Coach (PCC) and a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and brings a deep level of skills to her Yin teacher trainings from her coaching background. Sarah has been personally endorsed and certified by Sarah Powers to teach ‘Insight Yoga’ from the Insight Yoga Institute and is one of just a few teachers in the world to receive this accreditation. She has also studied anatomy and somatics extensively with Paul Grilley, Donna Farhi, Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen and other leading teachers and scientists for over 25 years. Her interest in yoga began as a child copying poses from her Grandmother’s yoga books. At school her studies and interest were in the sciences of Biology, Chemistry and Physics and later at University she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in Business Studies. And as a child she loved ballet and drama as her mother was a Speech and Language Development Pathologist.
For 12 years, Sarah was a Broker and later an Underwriter at Lloyd’s of London culminating as Chief Executive of an Underwriting Agency until she nearly lost her life and her first child during a traumatic birth following a misdiagnosis 23 years ago. She began to reevaluate her whole life after that and embarked on a new journey determined to rebuild her health and well being.
Sarah leads in-depth intensive workshops as well as an accredited 200-hour Yin Yoga & Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training taught over Levels 1, 2, 3 & 4 both online and in person internationally. Each module can be studied at varying times over any length of time. She has taught her Yin Yoga courses extensively in the U.K., Europe, USA, Australia and Singapore for the past 15 years.
Sarah offers life coaching and mentoring support to graduate teachers from her trainings encouraging the development of themselves in their professional approach to teaching and to enable women in particular to find the courage to use their ‘authentic voices’ in a more powerful way in their work. She believes that having a coach or mentor is an essential means of support and pivotal for one’s growth and self development, particularly yoga teachers who often find themselves isolated and lacking the confidence to move forward with their work and to share the knowledge they already have.
Sarah continues to inspire students across the globe that it is possible under all circumstances to find their way to lead a more fulfilling life filled with compassion, ease and grace. As the Buddha said, “Knowing the mind, shaping the mind and freeing the mind” is the doorway to awakening to the root of happiness that we long for. Most of us will have experienced enough unhappiness and dissatisfaction with our lives that we look for inspiration to find the inner peace and confidence to allow us to live our lives as who we truly are, to our fullest potential, realising our hopes, dreams and aspirations.
Sarah was instrumental in bringing yoga to the community in Sydney for seniors with major health issues but equally important to her has been introducing yoga to children at a young age, including her own. She introduced yoga as an enrichment program as part of the school curriculum to the local Middle School where she lives in England which made headline news in the local Citizen newspaper and taught ‘tween’ yoga for many years. She has worked and trained in both pre and post natal yoga with Birthlight enabling her to teach and include women in a safe yoga practice at any stage of their lives. Sarah is a keen dancer and fitness enthusiast and is also a certified Zumba Dance Instructor. She hikes and Paddle Boards regularly and is a lover of music and poetry, her Ragdoll kitties and the ocean where she vacations with her family each summer.