Sarah Herrington, MFA, ERYT, YACEP, is a leader in youth yoga education, poet and author. She is the founder and lead facilitator of OM Schooled teacher trainings, which grew out of her work as a full-time on-staff yoga teacher and curriculum developer in a NYC charter school. Falling in love with yoga herself, she started to wonder: what if I knew these tools as a kid? Beginning in 2007, Sarah led 5-7 kids classes a day, 5 days a week to children during the school day. In inclusive classrooms she developed tools of class structure, developmental and learning-style specific tools and ways to combine classroom management with yoga to enrich young yogis' lives. After seeing the benefits for all kids, Sarah began to advocate and teach other teachers. Her work has been (gratefully) supported by Elena Brower, Sharon Gannon, Sharon Saltzberg, Marsha Wenig, Jodi Komitor and others.
Sarah's own personal practice, a combination of Vinyasa yoga, Buddhist meditation, and writing began in her teens. She now loves to empower other adults in sharing yoga, meditation, mindfulness and creativity with future generations. OM Schooled has now trained kids and teen yoga teachers around the world! Sarah has over 500 hours of yoga teacher training under her belt with Yoga to the People, Laughing Lotus, Karma Kids Yoga, Little Flower Yoga, the Art of Yoga Project, Mini Yogis and coursework and study with Dharma Mittra (and, of course, learning from the kids themselves). She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Lesley University and BA in English/ Writing from New York University. She is currently working to help grow the first Master of Arts in Yoga Studies program in North America at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, where she teaches in the Yoga, Mindfulness and Social Change certificate, leads a course on Meditation for Political Action to undergrads, teaches Creative Nonfiction and leads OM Schooled.
She divides her time between New York and LA.
As a writer, Sarah's work has appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Tin House, Poets & Writers Magazine, Interview Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, O the Oprah Magazine, and other outlets. She is the author of Essential Yoga, OM Schooled: A Guide to Teaching Kids Yoga in Real-World Schools, the new Idiot's Guide to Yoga, and co-author of Wanderlust: Find Your True North. She was named a "Poet to Watch" by Oprah Magazine.