Sara-Mai, yoga and meditation instructor, got her first passport before she even had an official birth certificate. (true story!) Since, she has traveled extensively through Europe, Asia, South America, Mexico and all over the US of A. She's pro-level at efficient packing. Always open to new adventures, she learned to ride motorcycles and surf in her 30's and enjoys these hobbies as an excuse to explore new places.
After a successful career coaching NCAA Division I rowing, Sara-Mai found yoga in 2006 when looking for new ways to cross train for her own competitive racing. She was immediately impressed by the athleticism and physical challenge of the practice. Years later, it is the spiritual side of the practice that keeps yoga part of her daily regimen. Sara-Mai's classes are informed by her athleticism as well as her interest in Buddhist breathing practices and spiritual studies. She believes yoga is the key to finding both your inner athlete, and your inner guru. It is through movement that we learn how to be still, and it's through stillness that we experience the true nature of our being.
Sara-Mai's event management experience includes the production and operations management of outdoor sporting events for upwards of 2,500 attendees, fundraisers and award dinners for up to 300 attendees, and years of travel planning and chaperoning for groups of up to 100.
Sara-Mai completed a Masters Degree in Sport Management at the University of San Francisco in 2004 and is a 1999 graduate of Tufts University. She is 200-hour Yoga Alliance certified and is currently studying for her 500-hour Mindfulness Yoga certification with Bodhi Yoga Spain. In addition, she has completed several hours of continuing education in meditation and Tibetan Buddhist studies.
Off the mat, she can be found adventuring between her homes in the Texas Hill Country, Southern Baja and beyond with her husband, Travis, and their two dogs, Sport and Bijou.