As well as a Yoga Instructor, Reiki Practitioner & Holistic Massage Therapist I am the owner of Padma Healing Ltd based in Leigh on Sea, Essex.
I took my first steps into yoga and meditation on a yearlong trip abroad. After my first yoga class in Fiji I couldn’t believe the effects! I felt calmer and I started to notice my breath and how I held tension in my body. With every class this relationship deepened and from this starting point I began to live more consciously and with more ability to flow with life instead of feeling overwhelmed by it. Now I can’t imagine stating my day without my yoga practice.
I love to travel and have continued to learn abroad with many beautiful teachers. Whilst in Bangkok I practicing Vipassana meditation with the Buddhist monks that live and teach there. In 2010 I felt drawn to Reiki Healing and took Reiki 1st degree with my teacher Nick Harris in Chiang Mai, Thailand. I have returned since and am now very proud to be an 8th Generation Reiki Master. I also hold a VCTC Level 3 Diploma in Massage.
Whilst in India I lived and studied yoga at an Ashram in Goa. I then completed my 200hr teacher training course at Himalaya Yoga Valley and am a member of Yoga Alliance. My time in India left me inspired to teach in a style that honours the traditional approach with focus on breath, alignment and Drishti (gaze point).
My understanding of Yoga, Reiki and Meditation have complimented each other beautifully and the more I learn the more passionate I feel about passing the benefits on to the people I teach.
I have been having 1-1 yoga lessons with Sarah for over 10 weeks now. She has the knowledge, the patience and the skills to assess my needs. I want to take exercise, become more flexible and lose weight. Sarah took the time needed to do a full initial assessment and clearly thinks about what she is going to do in the lesson yet still tailors the exercises to my changing physical and emotional needs. She is a charming and self effacing tutor. I would highly recommend her if you want a person who has expertise in this discipline.
You're brilliant, Sarah! Kind regards, Iqbal