Sarah B. Yoga

Saint Paul, MN

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

My classes are a hybrid of many different styles of yoga, but they are also informed by years of practice working with my own body. As a professional dancer, I have healed myself through many injuries with yoga and other therapeutic techniques. I have compassion for those in pain and I understand the complexity that comes when you are dealing with an injury. I love helping make people feel more at ease with their bodies, more calm in their thoughts and leave class with greater self confidence. On the flip side, I also enjoy a very challenging asana class and I love working with students who need to progress deeper in their physical practice.
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Location

Saint Paul, MN 55104

Background check

Complete

Years in business

10

Reviews

3 Reviews
  • Hannah K. Sep 8, 2016
    one of a kind, highly skilled teacher
    Sarah's class is a highlight of my week. She offers the opportunity to have a deep somatic experience and move and expand my body and mind in new ways. Her teaching style is easygoing and low pressure, yet highly attuned and masterfuI. Her depth of knowledge of the body and movement itself is not to be taken for granted in today's saturated yoga and fitness market. I can't recommend her enough.
  • Charlene C. Sep 4, 2016
    Treat yourself to the gift of Sarah Baumert's yoga class...
    I have been practicing yoga for almost 10 years, and Sarah is by far the best yoga teacher I have ever had. Somehow, she manages to make each class completely unique - incorporating an element of surprise and insight into the twist, stretches and strength poses. I leave each class with a sense of wonder and appreciation for my own body as well an awareness that follows me throughout my weekly activities. Sarah has given private lessons to my son, who is an accomplished athlete - helping him balance out muscle groups that are disproportionately used in his baseball practice, as well as strengthening core muscles. After her coaching, my son did not complain of injuries in the following season - as had been his usual experience. My daughter who has chronic pain also benefited from Sarah's thoughtful teaching - giving her a sense of how to optimize her physical abilities. I give my highest recommendation for Sarah Baumert's yoga teaching. She is a profoundly gifted and generous teacher.
  • Lisa G. Sep 4, 2016
    Sarah B Yoga classes
    I love Sarah's yoga classes. She is an excellent teacher who gives clear directions and accommodates students of all abilities. Her classes are wonderful!

Q&A

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
The first session is all about getting to know the client and what their needs and expectations are. With clients I don't know, I start with the basics. From there, the body reveals to me what is out of balance and what we will need to focus on in our sessions.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have a BFA in dance with a minor in kinesiology. I have completed the highest level of yoga training with over 1200 hours of study with Yoga Alliance certified teachers. Currently, I am working on a masters in Movement Therapy and I am also training to become a Feldenkrais practitioner.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
My standard pricing for private lessons is $85 for a 60 minute session and $100 for a 90 minute session. I also have packages that give you a discount when you sign up for multiple sessions. For information on my pricing you can visit my website.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I began teaching yoga over 10 years ago. I had a strong yoga practice of my own and I found myself coming to yoga in order to ease pains in my body, to calm my anxieties, and overall, for a more healthy relationship towards myself. Yoga became a key component to my health and happiness during difficult times in my life. It was such a powerful tool that I wanted to share it with others. This was back in 2006, when I did my first teacher training and I have been teaching ever since.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I have experience working with private clients who have presented muscular issues, low back pain, shoulder injuries, hip injuries, disc herniation, anxiety, depression, breathing disorders, cancer, chronic headaches, neuromuscular disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, traumatic injury recovery, and a need for overall balance and wellness. I work with a variety of populations including athletes, seniors, artists, dancers, musicians, children. My experience includes teaching at the Lemuel Shattock Hospital in Boston, Harvard Center for Wellness, MIT, the University of Minnesota, as well as yoga studios, gyms, and as a part of wellness programs for corporations. I was a researcher for Tufts University and the Boston Education Development Foundation to help start the Susan E. Tift Yoga in the schools program that now serves the Boston public schools.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I am currently working on a yoga for trauma audio class in collaboration with a psychotherapist. We are creating a class tailored to the needs of people who have undergone some kind of emotional or physical trauma.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Trusting the practitioner is key. Look for someone with over 200 hours of training experience as a yoga teacher. The teacher should also have other experience using their body and teaching others about the body. It is very easy to get a 200 hour certificate to become a yoga teacher. Not all teachers who come out of training programs are qualified to teach yoga to special demographics and people with injuries. Look for someone who has at least three years of experience teaching various populations in various settings.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
What are your goals? How often would you like to meet? How much time and money can you commit to this project?