sarahommmSarah Archibald, Ph.D., RYT 200, Breathe for Change Grant Writer, Yoga Teacher and Mentor for Cloud Nine Yoga School

Before becoming a yoga teacher, Sarah worked in education policy research for more than a decade. She studied school finance and school reform, observing in classrooms and schools across the country. Through this work she saw so many educators and students who were not centered in themselves, not supported from the ground up in the way they needed to be in order to learn and grow.

Reflecting on her own journey and the important role that yoga played in reacquainting her with her best self, Sarah decided to become a yoga teacher and soon after began teaching yoga to teachers in a high-poverty school in Madison, WI. Over the past five years, she has also taught in studios and health clubs, sharing her knowledge of alignment and her passion for connecting with the deepest self through vinayasa, or movement paired with breath. For the past year and change, she has become a devoted Ashtanga practitioner, passing on the many benefits of this ancient practice to her students as often as she can.

Sarah Breathes for Change because it is the confluence of everything she is and everything she hopes to manifest in the world. Strong, self-embodied people make the most powerful teachers, and these teachers can then pass on this peace, quiet strength, compassion and whole-heartedness to their students, helping prepare them to make the world a better place.