This is the Instructor bio page for Sara Gottfried at the Easton Yoga Center located in Easton, Massachusetts.
I approach yoga as an inquiry, an exploration of mind/body systems—what am I experiencing in this moment, in this body, in this space? What do I need on this day?
My goal is always that students feel better and understand more by the end of a class. Adaptations to meet individual needs and variations to explore new questions about breath, movement, and mind are at the core of my practice.
I came to yoga with a simple desire for greater flexibility and better balance; instead yoga became a central part of my life. I discovered the Viniyoga tradition at Maria Baldwin’s studio in North Easton in 2002; the support and friendship of teachers there led me in time to pursue the teaching path myself. I obtained initial certification from Fitness Resource Associates in 2007, and completed the 200 hour Viniyoga teacher training program at Breathing Time Yoga in 2010. I have extended my yoga education in workshops with teachers including Gary Kraftsow, Mark Whitwell, Leslie Kaminoff, and Sadie Nardini, among others. Viniyoga remains my ‘home base’ in yoga, but I incorporate elements from other traditions in my teaching as well. I am currently enrolled in the Radiance Sutras Meditation Teacher Training program with Lorin Roche.
I have an MFA in ceramics, and recently retired from my career as a college administrator. I am pleased to finally have the time to refocus my energy on making art and teaching yoga.