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Sara Salehi

Sara’s yoga journey  began during a distressing period of transition and uncertainty. Having just received her Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and Psychology at University of Toronto, she was uncertain about what to do with her life and was preparing to go on a military tour of duty to Afghanistan. Though it made financial sense, she felt conflicted about this decision and the closer the date of her departure came, the more the unsettling feelings of confusion and doubt amplified. It was during this time that she found herself on her mat for the first time at Moksha Yoga North York. She credits that very first class in fall of 2008 with giving her insight and clarity of mind to listen to herself.  Instead of going to Afghanistan, Sara went back to school and obtained her Masters in Rehabilitation Neuroscience. Through her practice, she found the courage to carve out a completely different path in life.

Sara fell deeply in love with Moksha Yoga and continued to deepen her practice over the next four years, a task made easy by the supportive teachers, staff and community at the North York Studio. She completed her Moksha Yoga Teacher Training in Brazil in February of 2012 and is currently enrolled in the Massage Therapy Diploma program at Sutherland Chan. Sara’s approach to teaching is to bring her students to a point in their practice where they can appreciate the subtlety of Moksha Yoga as a movement based meditation and to realize the relevance of each pose to our daily struggles in the ‘real world’. Through each pose she challenges her students to test their habits by thinking about when they give up , how they react, what expectations, self-doubts, and self-judgments they experience.