Sarah Ann LaFleur is an author, ashtanga yoga teacher, and Sanskrit teacher who is passionate about the creative, spiritual life. Her work has been featured in The Huffington Post, elephant journal, andThe Courier Times in addition to other publications. Sarah has been teaching yoga since 2011 and has worked extensively with the recovery population, at-risk youth, and victims of domestic abuse at Humble Beginnings Recovery Center and Victory Bay Recovery Center, local high schools, and Garrett House, NJ, respectively. Sarah is interested in how language and movement shape consciousness and initiate lasting transformation. This interest led her to study ashtanga yoga and Sanskrit under Zoe Mai of Trishula Yoga and the American Sanskrit Institute in 2012, and where she has since earned certifications in 2018. Currently, her focus is to teach, study, and learn in the same spirit as her teacher: with enthusiasm, reverence, and perennial curiosity.
वरदाहं सुरगणा वरं यन्मनसेच्छ्थ
तं वृणुध्वं प्रयच्छामि जगतामुपकारकम्
“The Devī spoke:
O gathering of gods, I am the grantor of desires. Whatever in your heart you desire — choose that. I bestow it for the service of the worlds.” -Nārāyaṇī Stotram, translated by American Sanskrit Institute