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I was never the most fit or knowledgeable person to go to when it came to working out. I wasn't the person you looked at and said, I want to be like her. It's been a long and trusting process to become what I am today, and there is still so much to learn. I started my yoga journey at the end of 2017 because I was in a time of my life where I just needed to slow down to listen to myself. My luck in the world of love had taken me away from myself. Right after high school, I was in a physically and mentally abusive relationship. After a broken eye socket, many bruises, and broken arm, I decided to leave for good. About a year later, I thought I was ready to go back into the world of dating. I quickly found myself in a relationship that was less than perfect but, hey, it was better than the last one. Still, I found myself unsatisfied yet jumped in to a marriage that I wasn't going to be completely happy in. Working 6 days a week from 7 in the morning to 9 at night, and wearing myself as thin as possible. I wasn't taking care of myself, and taking all my anger out on whoever was around. I was a person that I hated. About three months of a consistent yoga practice and changing jobs, I was finally able to see that my life was that way because I let it be, that my happiness was truly up to me, and not anyone else. If I wasn't happy, then it was my fault. I had been through so much because I chose to stay there instead of change my situation. By the end of 2018, I decided to file for divorce and move on with my life. It was hard, I cried A LOT, and I blamed everyone else for my problems for a while. Looking back now, I can see I just completely broke and in denial that I was the reason for my pain. I started focusing more on work; I had just begun teaching trapeze yoga and working full time at the studio, so it was easy for me to keep busy. I just gave it all to my work, and it helped. I started focusing on the present moment, just like all my yoga teachers had said so many times before. That is when my whole life began to change. I started focusing on me for once. I started eating vegan, kept up my practice, and let go of whatever did not serve me. I stopped being as selfish and tried to look at situations as if I was in the other person's shoes. Now, I've been teaching Trapeze Yoga for two years, have my 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate, teach Inferno Hot Pilates, and have an amazing boyfriend who has supported me through it all. Life couldn't be any better!
Sara first discovered yoga in 1999 and felt an immediate connection. However, life has a way of interfering, and her practice remained sporadic until the birth of her third child. One day, she stumbled upon an Ashtanga yoga class, and the rest, they say, was written in the stars. Sara was hooked on the flow, the breath, and the community, and began to develop a regular practice. When her teacher moved away, Sara was determined to continue her journey and found Sara Turk in Spring, TX. She has since studied yoga with Sara, her primary teacher, for the last six years, maintaining her practice even as her children grew, her job demanded travel, and her own internal journey has unfolded. She loves the ability to lose herself in the familiarity of the Ashtanga practice, but also enjoys the creativity and spontaneity of Vinyasa Flow. Her teaching is guided by breath and she is influenced by her teachers Sara Turk and Andrew Eppler. When Sara is not practicing yoga, you can find her spending time with her family and dogs, learning about the latest scientific discoveries, or trying to concoct a vegan dinner that will please the pickiest of palates.