Instructor of the Month: Sara Levine
Why do you teach yoga?
Teaching gives me the opportunity to be joyful with those around me. As humans, we aren’t always able to be present and kind to ourselves and others, but when we’re on our mats, we are all equal – we are all graceful, clumsy, learning, falling, succeeding and showing up.
What is your teaching history?
I taught in San Francisco for 6 years before I moved to Asheville. I started my career teaching 20 classes a week at 5 different studios! That didn’t last long…Now I’m happy to have been teaching solely at AYC for the past 2 years.
What is your favorite pose at the moment?
My favorite pose is, and always has been, half moon (ardha chandrasana). It makes me feel beautiful, strong, balanced, open and feminine all at the same time!
What’s your sign? (astrological)
What is your most challenging pose?
Funny enough, my most challenging pose is revolved half moon (parivrtta ardha chandrasana). My upper and mid spine don’t like to twist too much so I’ve always found it challenging to stack my hips and rotate my shoulders at the same time in those opposite directions.
How long have you been practicing yoga?
Describe yourself in three words:
grateful, compassionate, easygoing.
What is your favorite quote?
“and though she be but little, she is fierce” – Shakespeare
What is your favorite word?
Eloise (my little girls name)
What are you reading right now? (or your favorite book)
What are some favorite songs on your playlist?
La Belle et Le Bad Boy – MC Solaar
Walking in the Sun – Fink
Ohpa-Me – Dechen Shak-Dagsay
What is your favorite food?
My mom’s lasagna
What is the last movie you watched? (or your favorite movie)
I watched Boyhood recently. It was fascinating and so well done.
What inspires you?
Now, it’s my daughter. Before I had her, it was my strong and intelligent friends – taking on the world.