Casie has been practicing yoga and teaching in some capacity for nearly half her life. After graduating from college, Casie hit the ground running as a school teacher and coach, and found yoga at the same time. She had been searching for a healthy, sustainable, non-competitive form of exercise that would balance her years as a collegiate track and field athlete. When she left traditional classroom teaching to help her husband open two restaurants, Apis and Pizzeria Sorellina, Casie discovered she enjoyed being a businesswoman (but NOT the restaurant life!). Enter Nectar Flow Yoga.
Casie founded Nectar Flow Yoga in 2016 to serve the small community of Spicewood, Texas with an approachable and friendly space in which to practice mindfulness and healthy movement. Since that time, Nectar Flow has grown to a full-scale studio with a variety of dynamic and experienced teachers and classes. For Casie, this is truly a "dream job," combining her passion for teaching, love of yoga, zest for running a business, and desire to connect with her community.
Casie also earned her M.Ed in education in 2009, followed by her 200hr Yoga Teacher Certificate and is currently working toward her 500hr Yoga Alliance Advanced Certification.
With several past lives in the fitness industry as an athlete, coach, administrator and entrepreneur, it's no surprise that it's the physicality of the power practice that first attracted Sara-Mai to yoga. Years later, it's the spiritual limbs of yoga that keep her hooked, and she strives to offer the full spectrum of the practice to her students. Sara-Mai's classes are informed by her athleticism and her advanced studies in mindfulness and Tibetan Buddhism. Her teaching will encourage you to seek challenge where you need it that day, be it via movement or stillness. A 200-hour Yoga Alliance certified instructor, Sara-Mai has completed several hours of continuing education in meditation, Buddhist studies and Yogic philosophy.
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. Off the mat, she can be found adventuring between her homes in the Texas Hill Country, and Southern Baja with her husband and two dogs, Sport and Bug.