5. Yoga Community

Sarah Yates, Ashtanga Yoga Teacher at Ekam Yoga Studio, Parkhurst, JHB

7 December 2013

If you are an avid Ashtanga Yoga practitioner residing in Johannesburg and would love to deepen your practice and enrich your knowledge further by doing a teacher training program, then be sure to contact Sarah for further inquiries.

Here is some information on Sarah Yates, the founder of Ekam Yoga in Johannesburg.

“Day Job: Research Data Manager at the Aurum Institute, moonlighting as a Director of Teacher Training at Ekam Yoga.

Yogic diet: pizza, sushi, red wine, coffee.

Started practicing Ashtanga: 2007.

Teaching Qualification: Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200, 2010.

Professional Affiliations: Yoga Alliance USA.

Sarah Yates

When I’m not practicing/teaching yoga I’m: doing my day job and blogging.

Often heard saying: ‘It’s good for you!’ and sometimes ‘How close are my feet to my head?’

Where you’ll start to see me sweat: Parsvottanasana.

Where you’ll start to see me cry: Setu Bandhasana.

Trips to Mysore: 2 and counting.

Trips to other places: too many and counting.

Sarah Yates

Favorite yoga quote: Sutras 1.13-14 Practice is the correct effort required to move toward, reach and maintain the state of Yoga. It is only when the correct practice is followed for a long time, without interruptions and with a quality of positive attitude and eagerness, that it can succeed.

Secret Yoga Desire: To find my practice off the mat.

Teaching Style: Practical minimalist.”

Ekam Studio