Sarah Graham became interested in Yoga at the age of 18 when she attended a class at a local library. The combination of physical challenge with mental calming was exactly what she was looking for. Not being naturally flexible, she found Yoga to be integral in keeping her limber for her other favorite activities at the time: rock climbing, biking, and back-packing. Sarah has been an avid Yoga practitioner for the past 20 years, and has been teaching for the past 6 years. Sarah believes that everyone can do Yoga. She enjoys teaching people of all ages and has taught extensively throughout Maine at preschools all the way to colleges and nursing homes. Sarah volunteer teaches Yoga and Mindfulness to groups of at-risk women in the Portland and Auburn area with a program she calls the Warrior Too Project.
Sarah received her 200-hour training with ShivaShakti in 2009 and went on to pursue advanced training at Asheville Yoga Center in 2014. She is now an E-RYT 200 and E-RYT 500. She is recognized by Yoga Alliance as a Registered Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT) and as a Registered Children's Yoga Teacher (RCYT). Sarah is also trained and specializes in the following Yoga modalities: Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Yoga for Trauma, Wedding Yoga and SUP Yoga. To date, Sarah has over 2000 teaching hours.
SUP and SUP Yoga have become favorite pastimes for Sarah, and she enjoys teaching these skills in Maine and beyond. Sarah is a Registered Maine Guide specializing in teaching SUP and SUP Yoga. In addition to teaching at SUP and Yoga Retreats in Puerto Rico, she is a Level 1 and 2 Instructor with ASI (Academy of Surfing Instructors) and can be found this summer teaching SUP and SUP Yoga with Portland Paddle at East End Beach and private SUP lessons and tours with Black Point Surf Shop in Scarborough, ME. She also looks forward to offering Yoga in a variety of wilderness settings.
Sarah is a mom of 3 and focuses on holistic living and healthy food. She is also an avid yogi, gardener, paddle boarder, cross-country-skier, and runner. She loves drumming and playing guitar as well and hopes to incorporate more live music into her classes.
Additionally she is a clinical herbalist and uses healing techniques from a variety of modalities including Western Herbalism, Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Having graduated from Downeast School of Massage and been a massage therapist for the past 10 years, Sarah has gained great insight in human anatomy and movement. This prepares her when faced with a variety of health challenges in students.
Sarah is so very grateful to all the yoga teachers that have touched her life. It is an honor and labor of love to share the transformational power of Yoga with those in the local community and beyond.