Grounding, Mindful, Playful
Sam believes that you are your own best teacher! When she practices, as a student and as a teacher, she takes care to incorporate the breath, a connection between movement and stillness, and an exploration of ease within effort. She enjoys creating asana practices that are equal parts challenging, relaxing and meditative. Her motto on and off the mat is to meet every success and challenge as an opportunity to learn, to make sensitive and intelligent choices, to keep what is useful and let go of what is not. She hopes those who come to her class find the support and freedom to ignite the teacher within.
Sam has been practicing yoga for over 9 years and teaching for almost 8. She has been trained in Power Vinyasa (200hr, Yoga to the People, 2010), Traditional Hot Hatha (100hr, Yoga to the People, 2011), Vinyasa Krama (200hr, Srivatsa Ramaswami School of Yoga, 2015), Trauma Informed Yoga and Mindfulness (15hr, Prison Yoga Project, 2015), Yoga, Mindfulness and Social Change (100hr, Loyola Marymount University, 2016) and holds a MA in Yoga Studies from Loyola Marymount University (2017).