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) having completed Integral Development Coaching with Thirdspace, New Ventures West. This has enabled Sarah to bring a depth of teaching skills to her Yin Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation 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 honour having completed a further 500 hour Insight Yoga Institute Certification and Levels 1-3 with over 1000 hours of study with Sarah and Ty Powers. Sarah studied Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Anatomy, Restorative Yoga, Chinese Medicine and Somatics extensively with Paul Grilley, Donna Farhi, Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Judith Hanson Lasater, Gil Hedley and other leading teachers and scientists for over 25 years. She recently during covid completed Zumba dance Instructor training and a year long Diploma in Somatics teacher training with Peter Appel from Movingness as well as enjoyed completing further teacher trainings in Yin Yoga with Bernie Clark, Chinese Medicine with Josh Summers and Jo Phee, Myofascial release with Jill Miller and Nicky Hadjitoma. In her early yoga teacher trainings, Sarah certified with Birthlight in Pregnancy, Post Natal and Baby Yoga; 1:2:1 training with Kate Ellis; Yoga for Addictions with the Minded Institute; Qigong trainings with Mimi Kuo Deemer. Her original RYT-500 hour yoga teacher training in the USA was in Yoga Sutras for Life with Ranjitha Sandeep.
Sarah’s interest in yoga began in the 70s as a child copying poses from her Grandmother’s yoga books. At school her studies and interest were in the sciences and later at University she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in Business Studies. As a child she loved ballet and drama as her mother was a Speech and Language Development Pathologist and she studied Speech and Drama till Gold Medal through LAMDA (London School of Music and Dramatic Art).
For 12 years, Sarah was a Broker and an Underwriter at Lloyd’s of London culminating as Chief Executive Office of her firm until she nearly lost her life and her first child following a misdiagnosis during pregnancy 24 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 has been teaching for 40 years now in various fields of education which began teaching children Catechetics while she was a senior at school and later having certified as a CELTA (Cambridge English Language Teacher) teacher for adults and children while she was living overseas.
Sarah now leads rigorous and systematic training courses which are internationally recognised. Her 200-hour Yin Yoga & Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training is taught over Levels 1, 2, 3 & 4. 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 and is currently offering a notably high level of training and support online.
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. Having worked extensively with both pre and post natal mums has enabled 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 Somatics and Zumba Dance Instructor. She loves walking and Paddle Boards regularly and is a lover of music and poetry, her kitties, the latest edition of a little puppy and the ocean where she vacations with her family each summer.