Sarah Eckersley

What makes your class so f’cking awesome?
My classes ensure students feel challenged but not overwhelmed. I believe yoga is for everyone and really aim to help my fellow yogis cultivate a practice than brings space into their body and increased clarity to the mind be it their first time on the mat or part of their daily practice.

What was your journey to becoming an instructor?
How the hell did you get here? I found yoga when an injury prevented me from doing my normal workouts. At the time I had a career in PR and was highly stressed. Whilst the practice healed my physically I really stuck with it because it kept my going mentally. My sleep improved, my anxiety reduced and it gave me the headspace and perspective so find a way out of a world I didn’t enjoy into one that I love.

Who’s your fitness hero?
I don’t have one fitness hero. Instead, I really admire anyone who is out their doing it. Be it 20 minutes of yoga a week or training for a marathon if you’re showing up for yourself then I think it’s important to acknowledge and respect those people.

What does your downtime look like?
Downtime for my is all about balance. Perhaps that’s a cliche but it’s true. I try to workout 3-4 times a week be it yoga, hit, running or swimming. In between you can often find me out with friends, in the countryside, chilling with a good netflix series or lost in a good book. Since being a yoga teacher I’ve also really embraced the power of a nap to help balance out the 5am starts!

What does your daily routine look like?
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given? You can’t pour from an empty cup. This really hit my when I first heard it. Life is so busy and we spend a lot of time running around trying to keep up which can quickly lead to burn out – something I’m definitely guilty of. To combat this I’m very strict on building in rest and taking time to do more wholesome things that top me up such as spending time outdoors, and with people I care about. This allows me to show up fully across the different areas in my life and be at my best – most of the time!

If you weren’t an Instructor, what would you be??
I have no idea! From past experience, corporate life isn’t for me so I’d definitely be in a place with variety. I’m passionate about travelling and conservation so perhaps you’d find me in some far off land helping endangered species. I also love working with others so the alternative would be somewhere closer to home most likely curating retreats with different teachers and brands.

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