How can we connect our Jewish identities and our yoga practices?
How can we cultivate a sense of wholeness in our lives?
How can we find opportunities for exploring Judaism and yoga?
These are the questions that Rabbi Sarah is explores in her classes and workshops
Sarah teaches classes, Hebrew high school, workshops and leads retreats incorporating Jewish spirituality and yoga, the arts, and embodied learning. Sarah is available to come to yoga studio, synagogues, and camps. Sarah completed her yoga teacher certification through Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in March 2014. Kripalu’s mission is central to Sarah’s belief in the power of creative expression and the integration of emodied practice into her teaching, programs, rituals and services. Kripalu’s mission is to empower people and communities to realize their full potential through the transformative wisdom and practice of yoga.
Read about Rabbi Sarah’s HavdalahYoga series in the New Haven Independent.
Here are some of the kinds of Jewish yoga programs Sarah offers:
Shabbat and Havdalah Yoga – Exploring themes of Shabbat, rest and renewal through yoga and meditation
Torah Yoga – Experiential Torah utlitizing text study and yoga to explore the weekly parsha (torah portion). Torah Yoga is a trademark of my teacher Diane Bloomfield, Author of Torah Yoga: Experiencing Jewish Wisdom through Classic Postures
Yoga for Holidays – Preparing for the high holidays/Jewish new year through yoga, Preparing for Passover, Hannukah and Purim (each class draws upon the themes of the holidays)
Rosh Chodesh Yoga – Moon sequences, exploring themes and attributes of the month according to Jewish wisdom, incorporating yoga to transition into the new month and set intentions
Transitions – Preparing for life transitions, intention setting, life cycles, staying grounded in the midst of moving and changes.