Hello there, welcome to Island Flow Yoga!
Island Flow Yoga was started by Sarah B. in 2017 with a mission to help people enjoy the power and beauty of practicing yoga while connecting with nature. We have had the great honor to serve students from all over the world with both our Sunrise Beach Yoga classes, Private Classes and our online training programs, courses, and on-demand videos.
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I have been practicing yoga for almost ten years. It has been an outlet not only during times of chaos and uncertainty but consequently through moments of celebration and achievements; it’s where I come to reconnect with myself.
As a 200-hour yoga teacher through Hawaii Yoga Institute, I hope to help you create a space in which you can listen to your body. A space where you allow your body to move at its rhythm and provide what it needs. I am inspired by movement therapy; I feel we often underestimate all the emotions our bodies store. For me, yoga is not only a place to flow but also connect with the feelings that brought me to the mat that day.
Aside from yoga, I am a nurse. On the days that I don’t have a stethoscope around my neck, nor a yoga mat under my feet, you’ll most likely find me under the ocean sea. I like to spend my days doing the things that reconnect me with me; diving, hiking, and everything in between
Home-grown Kailua girl, I found myself in New York City where I spent many decades as a modern (and hula) dancer. The bulk of my career was spent performing principal roles with the Paul Taylor Dance Company. I also danced with the hula companies of Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu and Pua Aliʻi ʻIlima O Nuioka. I stage Mr. Taylor’s works and have taught Modern, Ballet, Yoga and Hula around the world.
I am currently the chair of the dance program at Orange Coast College in Southern CA. I hold a BFA, MFA, am certified in Pre-Primary through Level 5 of the ABT ® National Training Curriculum, and have my 200HR CYT.
As a dancer, my life has always been about the melding of mind, body and spirit. I was first drawn to Yoga in NYC, training with some incredible teachers. “My favorite Hawaiian saying is, ʻI ulu no ka lala i ke kumu. (The branches grow because of the trunk.) Our ancestors have given us a foundation from which we evolve and strive to do right by. Like Guru, Kumu means the “source of knowledge,” or the “foundation.”
My Yoga classes - like my dance classes-combine a sense of grounding, play, and joy, with a sprinkling of Hawaiiana.
Founder of Island Flow Yoga
I've always had a love for sport and movement. Once I started learning how to share that passion with others, I craved more knowledge and will never stop learning as much as I can about exercise science.
My classes are a fun balance of strength and mobility, with a focus on alignment and mind-body connection. I've studied and trained many different movement disciplines and I incorporate the best elements into my classes and programs.
I received my Coaching Certificate and Minor from the University of Minnesota - School of Kinesiology in 2010.
I went on to receive my USA Track and Field Coach Level One (2011) and Two (2013) certifications, with specialization in jumps.
I received my Yoga Sculpt Teacher Certification in 2011 and earned my 200HR Power Yoga Teacher Certification in 2015. I am now an ERYT200. I earned my CrossFit ® L1 Training Certification in 2013 and L2 in 2019. I also hold certificates in BarreAmped®, BUTI® Yoga L1 & L2, Real Ryder Cycling Instructor, and Schwinn ® Fitness Cycling Instructor.