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Sarah has taught yoga for 6 years and is well studied in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture; She teaches and lives for the Art of Healing. A poet and philosopher at heart Sarah is often buried deep in a book with a cup of something steamy; her loves are Alan Watts, Rilke, Hafiz, Rumi, Marianne Williamson, and David Whyte. Though known for being a bit sassy, super geeky, a dancer, a laugher, and a lover of music, Sarah spends a lot of time in silent solitude harnessing the capacity for a deeper intimacy with life. Having a chameleon and sponge-like quality she can fit into any scene and pull information from all sources, combining them together into mystical love, anatomical, physiological, and energetic magic. Her yoga classes hold a steady energetic pulse, while shifting the rhythms of the physical body to begin peeling the mind open to the understanding that we choose how we feel and experience each moment. Sarah’s intention is always to aid in the healing process and her understanding of the energetic body creates a space for deep release and a return home to the vibration of Truth.
Sarah states, “In one sentence, it is all about cracking the mind open with the body simultaneously; one does not open without the other."
Check out Sarah's website for more information: www.sarahzandbeek.com
I’d like to begin by thanking all of my teachers and friends who got me here in the first place. First and foremost: Patrick Creelman, Paul Dallaghan, Kristin Campbell and the teachers of Pure Yoga Hong Kong who I taught with (2005-2008) Ana Forrest and all my students since 2003. I’d also like to thank my inspiring professors during my time studying Kinesiology at McGill University. My degree actually came into good use! Growing up, I also learned the art of pedagogy by watching my schoolteacher parents and later my big sister. They’d come home slugging grocery baskets full of text books, eyes burning over late night report cards and sometimes heartbroken over kids who showed up with the same clothes and no lunch every day. My first teachers, my parents, they are my gurus.
To be straight up, yoga found me, I didn’t necessarily find it. I made fun of my first yoga teacher and through my teen years found most of what yoga professed…to be a load of bull. True story. I had NO clue what I was stepping into. Since 2000, after meeting my first true teacher, it has been a natural evolution, a slow simmer of a magnificent journey.
I traveled the globe teaching trainings and retreats since 2010 in Nicaragua. It has been quite a journey between hard work. sweat, tears, doubt, acceleration and loving connections: from the Daintree Rainforest to the windy mountaintops of Spain. I know I’m a teacher because everything keeps aligning me back to this role even when I think I’ve failed. It is a “job” that arrived quietly at first – like an unexpected new love, I was nudged along, shy and steady to stand at the head of the class. I eventually came into my louder voice that turned out to be a true one for me. It is my wish for all those who study with me to feel the same: to feel whole and to feel heard.
ERYT- 500 Certified Teacher (Yoga Alliance)
Julia McCabe Yoga is now an official school registered with the Yoga Alliance, currently offering 200 and 300HR level trainings locally and internationally.
B.Ed in Kinesiology, McGill University, Montreal
Ana Forrest, Advanced Training
Wanderlust Whistler 2012, 2013
Check out Julia's website for more information: www.juliamccabe.com