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Sarah

Yoga SarahSarah is a student at UW-Madison, pursuing a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. If she's not on a yoga mat, you can usually find her outside: Sarah loves backpacking, camping, hiking, running, and paddleboarding. She is a big sister, avid reader, and self-proclaimed doughnut enthusiast.

Sarah began teaching yoga almost four years ago, and has been a student of the practice for six years. She was trained and mentored as a yoga and Pilates instructor through UW-Madison Division of Recreational Sports in 2013, and for the past three years has helped train and mentor new instructors through the same program. She is currently pursuing a certificate in Pilates Instruction through UW-Madison’s Dance Department.

In addition to teaching students, staff, and community members on campus, Sarah also volunteers as a yoga teacher at Emerson Elementary School. Teaching mindfulness to youngsters has made her passionate about drawing out the playful and curious side of our yoga practice in every class she teaches, no matter participants' ages or experience levels.

Sarah fell in love with SUP yoga three years ago, the very first time she tried it! Practicing yoga on a SUP board makes the challenge of staying present in your practice so much more tangible: if you aren’t in the moment, you are in the water!

In 2016, Sarah attended Gillian Gibree’s Standup Paddleboard Training in San Diego, and received her Level 1 WPA and SUP Yoga certifications. With a full year of SUP Yoga teaching experience behind her right here at the Terrace, Sarah is excited to continue presenting fun, safe, all-levels SUP yoga classes to yogis here in Madison.

Whether you are rolling out your mat on the Terrace or hopping on a paddleboard, you will find the empowerment and peace that comes with practicing outdoors. We hope you’ll join us for some Mendota meditation, some paddleboard warriors, and a savasana under the sun!

Megan

Yoga MeganMegan was first introduced to yoga when a friend in her hometown community was offering free outdoor yoga classes all summer about 6 years ago. She fell in love with the compassion and generosity that the instructor exhibited during class and has been practicing yoga ever since! About 2 years ago Megan started instructing Yoga and Pilates through the Division of Recreational Sports right here on campus.

In Megan's free time you can find her hammocking, standup paddleboarding on Lake Mendota, biking, climbing, or spending time with friends at the Terrace. She is currently studying Psychology at UW Madison and is set to graduate December of 2017! Future education plans might include either Public Health or Organizational Psychology.

Megan also teaches Sunrise Yoga at Allen Centennial Gardens this summer and is most excited about getting the opportunity to teach is different environments, from gardens to paddleboards on Lake Mendota! 

Eva

Yoga EvaEva just finished her second year at UW-Madison and is studying Business Marketing. Along with her business focus, she is also perusing a certificate in Studio Art and Graphic Design to make sure she stays creative and inspired! She has a passion for all arts including visual arts, music, and dance. Eva grew up studying and classically training in ballet, and has now transitioned her love for movement into her yoga practice; she believes yoga can be a creative art practice too!

Although she has been taking classes since she was young, Eva began focusing on her yoga practice 3 years ago and this Spring was her 1 year anniversary of teaching! She received her Mind-Body certification through Recreational Sports at UW-Madison in 2016 and has been teaching classes through their Group Fitness program. She also spent a summer teaching restorative Hatha yoga and private yoga lessons at a boutique studio in her hometown.

This will be Eva’s first summer teaching SUP yoga, so she is excited to learn and grow with her classes. Yoga isn’t done… it’s practiced, and so the summer will be full of positivity, experimentation, and development! She is discovering the special challenges and focus it takes to stay centered on top of the rolling waves and the benefits of moving outdoors and on the water.

She loves spending time at the terrace and out on the water and is looking forward to starting her mornings out with the sunrise, yoga, and all of you!