Maha Shivaratri 2014 Event TBA
Maha Shivaratri Celebration - Sara, Sarah & Rich
Maha Shivaratri Celebration]
On this sacred night of Shivaratri we invite you to come together with Rich, Sara and Sarah for an inspiring and uplifting evening. Come to learn the lore of Shiva, to experience a restorative asana practice, be serenaded by the sacred chants of Shiva, and to manifest the passion of the divine. In the embrace of community we will connect with open hearts, heal, laugh, sing, move and dive into practice with great celebration. Traditionally Maha Shivaratri is an all night festival, so please prepare to come and get cozy for our 9-Midnight event. All yoga experience levels welcome.
Asana class and kirtan with Sara Strother, Sarah Starnes and Rich Logan. [all levels, storytelling, asana, restorative, meditation, kirtan]
About Sara, Sarah & Rich
Sara Strother is an avid student of yoga, a lover of fresh produce, a crafter, nature enthusiast, a wife and a mother. Her adamantine drive and zest for life have been saturating yoga classes since 1999. Teaching Hatha yoga has been a full-time commitment for Sara since 2004. Her first certification is through The White Lotus Foundation in Santa Barbara, CA. She also was a diligent student of the Anusara system and was fully certified in 2010. Continually Sara seeks education to better serve her students. Her primary teachers are Noah Maze, Sianna Sherman and Darren Rhodes. Although Anusara is the yoga style Sara connects with most, she prefers a non-dogmatic approach. She has freely dabbled in many styles and sees the benefit to experiencing different disciplines. Her style could be described as mindful vinyasa. Preserving the authenticity of yoga as well as honoring the Tantras, Sara’s classes are a woven tapestry of opportunities to enjoy life and deepen our connection to it. Expect a balanced class with considerable attention to alignment. Sara is known for her poetic integration of asana and yoga philosophy. As a Chicago ambassador for Manduka and a featured teacher on Yogavibes.com, teaching yoga is a deep passion she continues to refine. Feel free to view her website or contact her at www.abalancedpractice.com.
Sarah Richelle Starnes grew up with meditation and chanting from a very early age (thanks to her mom) and began exploring a physical yoga practice when she was 12. She has been teaching yoga since 1999. Sarah has received certifications from Anusara Yoga and the White Lotus Foundation, and has been leading Yoga Teacher Trainings in Illinois since 2004. Her deep, passionate connection to the practice of yoga fuels her passion as a yoga teacher. Sarah is also a certified Reiki Adept Master Teacher and Nomena Healer through the Mystical Sciences Institute in Evanston, IL. She has taught yoga in the city and suburbs of Chicago, as well as in Kauai, Indonesia and Italy. Sarah’s teaching explores the energetic subtleties of a yoga practice, interwoven with optimal, anatomical alignment principles. The celebratory nature of her teaching style reflects her love for the practice and helps her students learn how to find the courage within to be themselves, while expanding their hearts to reveal the divine joy that is their deepest nature. Sarah brings a fun, blissful and compassionate energy to her classes, providing a safe, and empowering environment for students of all ages and levels of experience. She has extensive experience teaching pre/postnatal yoga, and has worked with many children and adults with special needs. Sarah’s other passions include handling and caring for raptors (birds of prey), essential oils, kirtan mantra and music, partner/acro yoga, Thai massage and other bodywork, tap dancing, hiking with her chihuahuas in the woody bush, rock climbing, horseback riding, traveling the world, writing songs and poetry, painting and exploring anything new to create, or learn and grow from.
Rich Logan has traveled the world studying and teaching massage therapy and Yoga. He has been on faculty at the Chicago School of Massage therapy and The Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Rich has also been a guest speaker on Western massage techniques at the Auyurvedic College in Mysore, India. A student of Yoga for over 11 years and meditation practitioner since his teens, Rich incorporates his knowledge of anatomy and physiology with a unique understanding of spirituality in the modern world. Rich has studied at the prestigious Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram in Madras, India with TKV Desikachar presiding. Rich’s significant teachers have been, Kim Shwartz, Tias Little, Aadil Palkhivala, Gabriel Halpern and Anna Forrest. Rich has also assisted Tias Little in workshops as well as his Esalen retreat in 08. He currently interns at the Yoga Circle under the tutelage of the enigmatic and brilliant Gabriel Halpern in the Iyengar tradition.