Meet Our Teachers
Expansions Co-Owner / Co-Director
When Sarah graduated from college and moved to Seattle, she happened to take a class at Edmonds Community College. The class was focused on learning individual poses rather than flowing through the poses – a great introduction. She left the class feeling energized and full of life. However, it was not until a few years and a couple of life changes later that Sarah began a regular practice. She chose teaching as a way to spread the benefits and her love of this ancient practice to others who may not think yoga is for them. Sarah now focuses on the breath and on fitting poses to the individual not the individual to the pose. She practices and teaches with the belief that yoga is important but not serious!
Licensed Massage Therapist
Co-Owner / Co-Director
Cynthia holds a teaching certificate from The Prana Yoga College (2002). She has completed advanced teacher trainings with Rodney Yee (2002) and Rod Stryker (2010), but currently calls Tias Little her teacher. Additionally, Cynthia is a Licensed Massage Therapist with a focus on Thai Yoga Massage.
Cynthia encourages students to use breath to gracefully stretch and tune in to their bodies. She emphasizes use of core strength and alignment, helping students get an amazing workout without realizing it. Along with mindful pose-work, she uses a light-hearted sense of humor for overall stress relieving classes. Along with teaching at Expansions, she can also be found teaching yoga at Olympic College.
About Expansions Yoga
Expansions Yoga is for those seeking a deeper sense of self, a more complete connection with their bodies and a non-judgemental space to experience the aging process.
Integrating Awareness into Our Lives
Our classes use the ancient wisdom of yoga to inform how we breathe and move and the modern understanding of anatomy and physiology to make certain our movements are safe. Our teachers have hours of book time and years of on the mat training in the art and science of yoga that guides our teaching. You can rest assured that when you attend a class at Expansions, we are observing your movements and will make appropriate corrections based on your level of comfort.
Please let us know your needs and how you'd like us to help you grow in your practice.
"Your own Self-Realization is the greatest service you can render the world."
Sri Ramana Maharshi