from the book: Essential Yoga

from the book: Essential Yoga

Sarah Herrington is a leader in youth yoga education, poet and author. She is the founder and head 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.  Beginning in 2007, Sarah led5-7 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 hatha 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!  She also works for LMU's Yoga Studies program in Los Angeles, the first Masters in Yoga Studies program in North America.  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.

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