Sasha has recently moved to Portland from Bali, Indonesia where she has been living for the past seven years, leading holistic retreats, teaching yoga, and mothering. Sasha has spent the majority of the last 16 years practicing yoga, traveling and directing spa’s from Exhale Spa and Equilibrium in Boston, to world renowned Spa Montage in Laguna Beach, CA. Sasha is a native of Boston, MA and a graduate of Boston University where she played NCAA Division 1 Women’s Lacrosse.
Sasha has a sincere curiosity about the wisdom of the human body. At the heart of Sasha’s work is a deep desire to help people learn about themselves through movement, to enliven the body, illuminate the mind, open the heart, and shift the ever expanding perceptual awareness of the human mind and life itself.
Described as “more than just an asana teacher” – Intuitive, attentive, mystical, graceful and compassionate are just a few of the adjectives her students have tossed around to describe Sasha.
Sasha immerses herself in the practice of yoga, healing methodologies and cultural wisdom, and has studied with master practitioners from Southeast Asia to North America. She has had the privilege of teaching students from all over the world in both classes and transformative immersions. Certified in Classical Hatha and Hatha Flow method; Sasha’s teachings offer a heart-opening, creative, and experiential practice grounded with yogic philosophy, inquiry and pranayama, with a focus on both physical and energetic alignment. Sasha brings a playful approach to her teaching, while emphasizing a plea for village mindedness as the key ingredient to understanding and healing the modern day human condition.
Her work is deeply influenced by Mark Whitwell, Denise Payne, Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, Gary Kraftsow, Todd Jackson, Eoin Finn, Anodea Judith, Bex Tyrer, Amy Matthews, Charles Eisenstein, and Stephen Jenkinson.