Sarah Cotton


I have been practicing yoga now on and off since 2001 with a more regular practice for the past 6 years.

I was initially drawn to yoga to build strength and flexibility to compliment other disciplines I enjoyed at the time, lifting weights and climbing. My first teacher taught a spiritual class which intrigued me and inspired me to delve deeper into what yoga is really all about. I spend many years as a substance misuse counsellor working with vulnerable women engaged in street prostitution. Yoga was a great “escape” and enabled me to stay grounded and focused and to deal with the many challenges and crisis that arose.

Fast forward to 2012 when I retrained to be a fitness instructor and then a yoga teacher in 2017

I was surprised at how much counselling theories draw upon Yoga philosophy so it feels like a lovely transition to continue to support individuals to find a little bit of peace and stability amidst a modern landscape of busy lifestyles and a culture of aspiration and expectations. I just love to see the shift that yoga gives an individual both short term and long term. I like my flows to be dynamic and challenging with a hint of fun and freedom.

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"Anyone can practice. Young man can practice. Old man can practice. Very old man can practice. Man who is sick, he can practice. Man who doesn't have strength can practice. Except lazy people; lazy people can't practice Ashtanga yoga."
- Sri Pattabhi Jois

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