Sarah Scharf

Sarah began studying yoga as a teenager to supplement her dance and theatre training. A yoga teacher since 2003, having trained most notably with Ana Forrest and Judith Lasater, her career has interwoven the healing and performing arts.

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Sarah Scharf is a teacher, mentor, writer and performer.

Her work to empower through yoga and movement more embodied and mindful lives has taken her around the world. She currently co-leads the Yogaworks 200 hour Teacher Training in Vienna as well as 30 hour trainings in Restorative Yoga and guest lectures on Pre-Natal and Restorative.
Flow & Restore Yoga is Sarah’s signature yoga style, blending the relaxation of Restorative Yoga with slow and alignment-focused Vinyasa Flow. This style is becoming more popular as our world becomes faster and has taken off in busy cities like London where she created it. Attention to detail and safe alignment are key elements of her teaching, as well as adapting poses for various needs and bringing heartfelt philosophy to each session.
Now based in Vienna, Sarah continues to teach abroad and locally. Her qualifications include: Forest Yoga, Esalen Yoga, Esalen Massage, Pregnancy Yoga, Relax and Renew™ Advanced Level Trainer, Yoga Alliance CE provider. She holds trainings for Restorative Yoga and the Art of Voice and performance skills to enhance communication. She enjoys mentoring new teachers and leading international retreats and workshops. Sarah is inspired by Pema Chodron and her main teacher Judith Hanson Lasater, whom she works with as a Senior Assistant.
Her first book, on vocal presence and communication skills for yoga teachers which will be published in August 2020 by Singing Dragon Press.
She holds a BA in Dramatic Arts from UCSB and an MFA in Physical Devised Theater from Naropa University.

Career Highlights:

• Listed in Top 6 Yoga Teachers in London
• Partnered with Yoga Matters to start a Restorative Yoga zone at the OM Yoga Conference
• Regular contributor to Omexchange blog
• Ambassador to Jade Yoga Mats and Wellicious Clothing
• Guest Teacher with Lululemon
• Nike Yoga Teacher
• Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) yoga instructor
• The Young Vic workshop leader “Yoga for Directors and Creativity”
• Soho Theatre movement director/choreographer
• Triyoga London Teacher
• The Life Centre London Senior Teacher
• Yogacampus Mentor, Final Paper Grader
• Yogacampus Lecturer
• Yoga Magazine Teacher of the Month