Sarah B. Yoga

Sarah Baumert

Sarah has been creating podcast classes since 2007. Each podcast is an originally crafted yoga class taught by Sarah Baumert. Episodes range in length, level and style. Sarah's teaching is alignment based, unhurried, and rich with somatic inquiries. The cueing is effective, easy to follow, and uses visualizations of postures to allow for unexpected growth and depth. You will find live unplugged versions of her classes from yoga studios, as well as classes that are specifically produced for the podcast medium. Find more of Sarah's teaching including live online classes and self-paced courses at https://www.body-matter.com

All Episodes

Today’s class is a 60 minute Feldenkrais® Awareness Through Movement lesson. This is the intro class to my upcoming 8-week Feldenkrais® series, Unraveling Body Anxiety which you can join live on Zoom or via the class recordings. In this series, we will be exploring the subject of anxiety and how it manifests in our bodies.Please approach this class with ease. This is different from yoga, where you may arrive in an asana and stay there. Instead we are doing small movements. You will repeat the directions slowly and rest in between actions.  In today's lesson there is an emphasis on the "letting go" of the movement. If you have never done a Feldenkrais® lesson, I suggest you read these guidelines for practicing Awareness Through Movement. This podcast is an intersection of my yoga teaching and my training in the Feldenkrais® method. Classes include sensory rich movement experiences for a more resilient and healthy nervous system to help you feel a greater sense of ease and comfort in yourself.You can find more subtle body Feldenkrais audio classes on my website Body Matter, as well as registration for live online classes, self-paced courses and on demand yoga video classes. Please leave a review on itunes, google, or wherever you get your podcasts to help spread this offering! If you would like to donate to help keep these podcasts coming, there is a donate button in the show notes. Any small offering helps with the time and resources to keep these podcasts coming. Support the show!Sarah has been creating podcast classes since 2007. Each podcast is an originally crafted class taught by Sarah Baumert. Sarah's teaching is alignment based, unhurried, and rich with somatic inquiries. The cueing is effective, easy to follow, and uses visualizations of postures to allow for unexpected growth and depth. You will find live unplugged versions of her classes from yoga studios, as well as classes that are specifically produced for the podcast medium.I would love to hear from you, about how you are liking these new episodes.  What kind of classes are you looking for? What are your favorite episodes? What do you want more of?Contact me!Support the show Support the show (https://www.body-matter.com/podcast-donations)

Nov 19

1 hr 2 min

Today’s class is a 75 minute yoga Level 1-2 yoga practice, that was taught live. The class will lead towards the peak pose parivrtta trikonasana, revolved triangle.  Sarah has been creating podcast classes since 2007. Each podcast is an originally crafted class taught by Sarah Baumert. Sarah's teaching is alignment based, unhurried, and rich with somatic inquiries. The cueing is effective, easy to follow, and uses visualizations of postures to allow for unexpected growth and depth. You will find live unplugged versions of her classes from yoga studios, as well as classes that are specifically produced for the podcast medium.Find more of Sarah's teaching on her website Body Matter, including live online classes, self-paced courses and on demand yoga video classes. Please leave a review on itunes, google, or wherever you get your podcasts to help spread this offering! If you would like to donate to help keep these podcasts coming, there is a donate button in the show notes. Any small offering helps with the time and resources to keep these podcasts coming. Support the show!I would love to hear from you, about how you are liking these new episodes.  What kind of classes are you looking for? What are your favorite episodes? What do you want more of?Contact me!Support the show (https://www.body-matter.com/podcast-donations)

Oct 29

1 hr 14 min

Today’s class is a Yoga Nidra class that includes some very subtle body attention. This is a great class if your eyes are starting to feel fatigue, if you are feeling burn out or anxiety, if the body needs a reset or a rest, if you are having trouble sleeping or just generally need a restorative practice.For more practices that support nervous system health, I will be teaching a new series called, Unraveling Body Anxiety that starts at the end of November. These classes will be taught live via Zoom with the option to take the classes at your own pace via the recordings. And, if you like this class, you can find more subtle body Feldenkrais audio classes on my website.Sarah has been creating podcast classes since 2007. Each podcast is an originally crafted class taught by Sarah Baumert. Sarah's teaching is alignment based, unhurried, and rich with somatic inquiries. The cueing is effective, easy to follow, and uses visualizations of postures to allow for unexpected growth and depth. You will find live unplugged versions of her classes from yoga studios, as well as classes that are specifically produced for the podcast medium.Find more of Sarah's teaching on her website Body Matter, including live online classes, self-paced courses and on demand yoga video classes. Please leave a review on itunes, google, or wherever you get your podcasts to help spread this offering! If you would like to donate to help keep these podcasts coming, there is a donate button in the show notes. Any small offering helps with the time and resources to keep these podcasts coming. Support the show! I would love to hear from you, about how you are liking these new episodes.  What kind of classes are you looking for? What are your favorite episodes? What do you want more of?Contact me!Support the show (https://www.body-matter.com/podcast-donations)

Oct 15

42 min 24 sec

This is a 45 minute Feldenkrais® Awareness Through Movement somatic exploration that will inform the yoga pose, urdhva dhanurasana, or full wheel. This is an example of a more traditional Feldenkrais® lesson. Please approach this class with ease, You will repeat the directions slowly. This is different from yoga, where you may arrive in an asana and stay there. Instead we are moving in and out of the shapes, and never pushing. If you have never done a Feldenkrais® lesson, I suggest you read these guidelines for practicing Awareness Through Movement. If you like this class or are curious about this class, you can find more Feldenkrais® audio on my website. Sarah has been creating podcast classes since 2007. Each podcast is an originally crafted class taught by Sarah Baumert. There are currently over 60 episodes that range in length, level and style. Sarah's teaching is alignment based, unhurried, and rich with somatic inquiries. The cueing is effective, easy to follow, and uses visualizations of postures to allow for unexpected growth and depth. You will find live unplugged versions of her classes from yoga studios, as well as classes that are specifically produced for the podcast medium.Find more of Sarah's teaching on her website Body Matter, including live online classes, self-paced courses and on demand yoga video classes. Please leave a review on itunes, google, or wherever you get your podcasts to help spread this offering! Support the show!Support the show (https://www.body-matter.com/podcast-donations)

Sep 30

46 min 12 sec

This is a 75 minute Level 1-2 class taught live. This is a Feldenkrais® inspired class. As many of you know, I also teach the Feldenkrais® method. And this class is an example of my blended Yoga + Feldenkrais® classes. Each class infuses more traditional yoga asana practice with the Feldenkrais® Awareness Through Movement method. You can think of it as an interdisciplinary excursion of yoga, Feldenkrais, self-massage, breathing exercises, movement puzzles, and a compassionate mindset - to help you feel a greater sense of ease and comfort in yourself.In this class, we start with a longer somatic exploration using a blanket roll for support in helping you feel and soften the spine. At the end of class a number of concepts are brought together to create a continuous moving backbend practice. This is meant to move in and out of, and to slowly repeat just as you might in a Feldenkrais class.   We will make a single blanket roll or cylinder. We will use a strap and two blocks. Sarah has been creating podcast classes since 2007. Each podcast is an originally crafted yoga class taught by Sarah Baumert. There are currently over 50 episodes that range in length, level and style. Sarah's teaching is alignment based, unhurried, and rich with somatic inquiries. The cueing is effective, easy to follow, and uses visualizations of postures to allow for unexpected growth and depth. You will find live unplugged versions of her classes from yoga studios, as well as classes that are specifically produced for the podcast medium.Find more of Sarah's teaching on her website Body Matter, including live online classes ,  self-paced courses and on demand yoga video classes. Please leave a review on itunes, google, or wherever you get your podcasts to help spread this offering! Support the showSupport the show (https://www.body-matter.com/podcast-donations)

Sep 3

1 hr 20 min

This is a 75 minute Level 1-2 class taught live. What might feel like deep abdominal work at first, will turn into an attention to the spine and its capacity for full flexion from the tail all the way to the head. Poses include, rabbit, cat, sphinx, side angle, and plow pose, among others. We will make a flat long blanket bolster to lie the spine one. You will also need a strap and two blocks. Sarah has been creating podcast classes since 2007. Each podcast is an originally crafted yoga class taught by Sarah Baumert. There are currently over 50 episodes that range in length, level and style. Sarah's teaching is alignment based, unhurried, and rich with somatic inquiries. The cueing is effective, easy to follow, and uses visualizations of postures to allow for unexpected growth and depth. You will find live unplugged versions of her classes from yoga studios, as well as classes that are specifically produced for the podcast medium.Find more of Sarah's teaching, including live online classes ,  self-paced courses and on demand yoga video classes. Please leave a review on itunes, google, or wherever you get your podcasts to help spread this offering! Support the showSupport the show (https://www.body-matter.com/podcast-donations)

Aug 25

1 hr 16 min

This is a 75 minute Level 1-2 class taught live. We begin with breath work, exploring a few of the many different ways that the diaphragm can shape the torso and support the spine. There is a focus on recovering or regaining the natural lumbar curve that has disappeared for so many people who sit a lot. We will also do a number of shoulder external rotation practices which will help reverse forward leaning shoulders and a tight chest which are the effects of holding your phone and looking down a lot! You will need two blankets, two blocks, and a loop-able strap.We will make a double blanket roll or cylinder. We will use the looped strap around the forearms, and the two blocks will stack on top of one another to place your front foot on them during anjaneyasana.Sarah has been creating podcast classes since 2007. Each podcast is an originally crafted yoga class taught by Sarah Baumert. There are currently over 50 episodes that range in length, level and style. Sarah's teaching is alignment based, unhurried, and rich with somatic inquiries. The cueing is effective, easy to follow, and uses visualizations of postures to allow for unexpected growth and depth. You will find live unplugged versions of her classes from yoga studios, as well as classes that are specifically produced for the podcast medium. Find more of Sarah's teaching, including live online classes ,  self-paced courses and on demand yoga video classes. Please leave a review on itunes, google, or wherever you get your podcasts to help spread this offering! Support the show (https://www.body-matter.com/podcast-donations)

Aug 9

1 hr 17 min

This is a 75 minute gentle Level 1 class. This class works to open the hips with an attention to keeping space in the lower back. I am currently teaching live yoga asana classes via Zoom. You can find my full weekly schedule at BODY MATTERYou will need two blankets, a block, and a yoga strap. If you have a bolster, that could also be useful. A towel or any firm blanket can be used in place of a yoga blanket and a scarf will be better than nothing if you don’t have a loop-able yoga strap. Sarah has been creating podcast classes since 2007. Each podcast is an originally crafted yoga class taught by Sarah Baumert. There are currently over 50 episodes that range in length, level and style. Sarah's teaching is alignment based, unhurried, and rich with somatic inquiries. The cueing is effective, easy to follow, and uses visualizations of postures to allow for unexpected growth and depth. You will find live unplugged versions of her classes from yoga studios, as well as classes that are specifically produced for the podcast medium.  Find more of Sarah's teaching, including live online classes ,  self-paced courses and on demand yoga video classes. Please leave a review on itunes, google, or wherever you get your podcasts to help spread this offering! Support the showSupport the show (https://www.body-matter.com/podcast-donations)

Jul 23

1 hr 17 min

This class begins with some breathing explorations to help warm up your sensing abilities of the lungs, their capacity to fill, and their capacity to change shape in order to support your asanas. Our breath is constantly adapting to the environment we put ourselves in. In this class, feel how your breath can adapt to the shapes of the asanas. We do a lot of shoulder opening and awareness of the internal spaces to support backbends, culminating in camel pose. You will need a blanket, a block, and a yoga strap. If you have a bolster, that could also be useful. A towel or any firm blanket can be used in place of a yoga blanket and a scarf will be better than nothing if you don’t have a loop-able yoga strap. I am currently teaching live yoga asana classes via Zoom. You can find my full weekly schedule at BODY MATTERSarah has been creating podcast classes since 2007. Each podcast is an originally crafted yoga class taught by Sarah Baumert. There are currently over 50 episodes that range in length, level and style. Sarah's teaching is alignment based, unhurried, and rich with somatic inquiries. The cueing is effective, easy to follow, and uses visualizations of postures to allow for unexpected growth and depth. You will find live unplugged versions of her classes from yoga studios, as well as classes that are specifically produced for the podcast medium.Find more of Sarah's teaching, including live online classes ,  self-paced courses and on demand yoga video classes. Please leave a review on itunes, google, or wherever you get your podcasts to help spread this offering! Like the podcasts? Want to keep them coming? Please consider donating to support the costs of creating these classes for you! Or just press the play button to start the class for free! And... Thanks!Support the show (https://www.body-matter.com/podcast-donations)

Aug 2020

1 hr 17 min

This is a recording of a mini class that I taught during the first few months of the Covid crisis, when many of us, including yoga and movement teachers began looking at screens for many more hours a day than we were used to. This class does not include much asana at all, but is more of a meditation and yoga for the eyes. It is informed by the Feldenkrais practice, of which I am also a practitioner of. This lesson will help calm the nervous system, relax your eyes, let go of Zoom fatigue, help you find ease in the face and eye muscles, and may even help you fall asleep.You will not need any props for this class. The class is mostly done in a supine savasana position, so be sure that you are warm enough and comfortable. If you enjoy this class, you may be interested in more of the Feldenkrais offerings that I have on my website www.body-matter.comI am currently teaching live yoga asana classes via Zoom. You can find my full weekly schedule at BODY MATTERSarah has been creating podcast classes since 2007. Each podcast is an originally crafted yoga class taught by Sarah Baumert. There are currently over 50 episodes that range in length, level and style. Sarah's teaching is alignment based, unhurried, and rich with somatic inquiries. The cueing is effective, easy to follow, and uses visualizations of postures to allow for unexpected growth and depth. You will find live unplugged versions of her classes from yoga studios, as well as classes that are specifically produced for the podcast medium.Find more of Sarah's teaching, including live online classes ,  self-paced courses and on demand yoga video classes. Please leave a review on itunes, google, or wherever you get your podcasts to help spread this offering! Like the podcasts? Want to keep them coming? Please consider donating to support the costs of creating these classes for you! Or just press the play button to start the class for free! And... Thanks!Support the show (https://www.body-matter.com/podcast-donations)

Jul 2020

29 min 22 sec

This is a 60 minute restorative practice. For this class we use many props, including a bolster, blankets, two blocks, and a strap. If you do not have all of these props, you can do your best with what you have. I am currently teaching live yoga asana classes via Zoom. You can find my full weekly schedule at BODY MATTERSarah has been creating podcast classes since 2007. Each podcast is an originally crafted yoga class taught by Sarah Baumert. There are currently over 50 episodes that range in length, level and style. Sarah's teaching is alignment based, unhurried, and rich with somatic inquiries. The cueing is effective, easy to follow, and uses visualizations of postures to allow for unexpected growth and depth. You will find live unplugged versions of her classes from yoga studios, as well as classes that are specifically produced for the podcast medium.Find more of Sarah's teaching, including live online classes ,  self-paced courses and on demand yoga video classes. Please leave a review on itunes, google, or wherever you get your podcasts to help spread this offering! Like the podcasts? Want to keep them coming? Please consider donating to support the costs of creating these classes for you! Or just press the play button to start the class for free! And... Thanks!Support the show (https://www.body-matter.com/podcast-donations)

Jan 2017

1 hr 6 min

Back by popular demand, it’s another yoga nidra class. In this 20 minute class, you will be guided through a scan of the body while resting in savasana. This form of yoga relaxation has been found to reduce tension and anxiety, to help those who suffer from a scattered mind, and to heal insomnia. A focus will be placed on specific parts of the body throughout the meditation allowing the mind to concentrate on the sensations that are present. Do this class on its own for a break in your day, or as an addition at the end of an active class.I am currently teaching live yoga asana classes via Zoom. You can find my full weekly schedule at BODY MATTERSarah has been creating podcast classes since 2007. Each podcast is an originally crafted yoga class taught by Sarah Baumert. There are currently over 50 episodes that range in length, level and style. Sarah's teaching is alignment based, unhurried, and rich with somatic inquiries. The cueing is effective, easy to follow, and uses visualizations of postures to allow for unexpected growth and depth. You will find live unplugged versions of her classes from yoga studios, as well as classes that are specifically produced for the podcast medium.Find more of Sarah's teaching, including live online classes ,  self-paced courses and on demand yoga video classes. Please leave a review on itunes, google, or wherever you get your podcasts to help spread this offering! Like the podcasts? Want to keep them coming? Please consider donating to support the costs of creating these classes for you! Or just press the play button to start the class for free! And... Thanks!Support the show (https://www.body-matter.com/podcast-donations)

Dec 2016

21 min 9 sec

This is a live class from a summer intensive taught in July of 2016. Class begins with developmental movement warm-ups focused on waking up the side body. This warm up prepares you for the active asanas that are done in the last half of class.Just under two hours, you may need to carve out some time on a Saturday afternoon for this one. The first hour of this class could be done alone as a gentle restorative class to wake up the torso.Props needed: 1-2 blankets, 2 blocksI am currently teaching live yoga asana classes via Zoom. You can find my full weekly schedule at BODY MATTERSarah has been creating podcast classes since 2007. Each podcast is an originally crafted yoga class taught by Sarah Baumert. There are currently over 50 episodes that range in length, level and style. Sarah's teaching is alignment based, unhurried, and rich with somatic inquiries. The cueing is effective, easy to follow, and uses visualizations of postures to allow for unexpected growth and depth. You will find live unplugged versions of her classes from yoga studios, as well as classes that are specifically produced for the podcast medium.Find more of Sarah's teaching, including live online classes ,  self-paced courses and on demand yoga video classes. Please leave a review on itunes, google, or wherever you get your podcasts to help spread this offering! Like the podcasts? Want to keep them coming? Please consider donating to support the costs of creating these classes for you! Or just press the play button to start the class for free! And... Thanks!Support the show (https://www.body-matter.com/podcast-donations)

Oct 2016

1 hr 53 min

This class is a beginning class for anyone interested in using yoga as a part of trauma recovery. Before class, I talk with Lisa Danylchuk. Lisa is a psychotherapist and a Yoga for Trauma specialist. She and I discuss the benefits of yoga for someone recovering from trauma and tips for how to start a practice with this in mind. For more information about Lisa and resources for Yoga for Trauma Recovery visit howwecanheal.comThe class portion of this podcast will be 40 minutes long.Allow yourself to take rests and make choices for yourself during this class. Ask yourself if the pose you are doing feels good to you. Give yourself the choice to rest, and invite yourself to do something different if it is not agreeing with you at the moment.If you are coming to this class a second or third time and you would like to skip to the class portion, it begins around 22 minutes.I am currently teaching live yoga asana classes via Zoom. You can find my full weekly schedule at BODY MATTERSarah has been creating podcast classes since 2007. Each podcast is an originally crafted yoga class taught by Sarah Baumert. There are currently over 50 episodes that range in length, level and style. Sarah's teaching is alignment based, unhurried, and rich with somatic inquiries. The cueing is effective, easy to follow, and uses visualizations of postures to allow for unexpected growth and depth. You will find live unplugged versions of her classes from yoga studios, as well as classes that are specifically produced for the podcast medium.Find more of Sarah's teaching, including live online classes ,  self-paced courses and on demand yoga video classes. Please leave a review on itunes, google, or wherever you get your podcasts to help spread this offering! Like the podcasts? Want to keep them coming? Please consider donating to support the costs of creating these classes for you! Or just press the play button to start the class for free! And... Thanks!Support the show (https://www.body-matter.com/podcast-donations)

Sep 2016

1 hr 6 min

It’s been over a year since I have posted a podcast. I’m very happy to share this first Tech-antidote class with you. This class is not just for the imbalances you may be finding in your body, but also the mental fatigue, the brain fog, and the emotional rollercoaster that being connected online for hours can do to the whole self. A contemplative practice is such a crucial part of our work-life-stress balance. Managing your stress is a huge step towards good health. I hope this episode and all the past podcasts help to keep you balanced, healthy, and happy.Props needed: One BlockI am currently teaching live yoga asana classes via Zoom. You can find my full weekly schedule at BODY MATTERSarah has been creating podcast classes since 2007. Each podcast is an originally crafted yoga class taught by Sarah Baumert. There are currently over 50 episodes that range in length, level and style. Sarah's teaching is alignment based, unhurried, and rich with somatic inquiries. The cueing is effective, easy to follow, and uses visualizations of postures to allow for unexpected growth and depth. You will find live unplugged versions of her classes from yoga studios, as well as classes that are specifically produced for the podcast medium.Find more of Sarah's teaching, including live online classes ,  self-paced courses and on demand yoga video classes. Please leave a review on itunes, google, or wherever you get your podcasts to help spread this offering! Like the podcasts? Want to keep them coming? Please consider donating to support the costs of creating these classes for you! Or just press the play button to start the class for free! And... Thanks!Support the show (https://www.body-matter.com/podcast-donations)

Apr 2016

58 min 6 sec

In this 30 minute class, you will be guided through a scan of the body while resting in savasana. This form of yoga relaxation has been found to reduce tension and anxiety, help those who suffer from a scattered mind and restless body, and heal insomnia. A focus will be placed on specific parts of the body throughout the meditation allowing the mind to concentrate on the sensations that are present.I am currently teaching live yoga asana classes via Zoom. You can find my full weekly schedule at BODY MATTERSarah has been creating podcast classes since 2007. Each podcast is an originally crafted yoga class taught by Sarah Baumert. There are currently over 50 episodes that range in length, level and style. Sarah's teaching is alignment based, unhurried, and rich with somatic inquiries. The cueing is effective, easy to follow, and uses visualizations of postures to allow for unexpected growth and depth. You will find live unplugged versions of her classes from yoga studios, as well as classes that are specifically produced for the podcast medium.Find more of Sarah's teaching, including live online classes ,  self-paced courses and on demand yoga video classes. Please leave a review on itunes, google, or wherever you get your podcasts to help spread this offering! Like the podcasts? Want to keep them coming? Please consider donating to support the costs of creating these classes for you! Or just press the play button to start the class for free! And... Thanks!Support the show (https://www.body-matter.com/podcast-donations)

Dec 2014

29 min 39 sec

When something stressful is happening in our lives the shoulders tend to be a common place where we hold tension in the body. Tense muscles, if ignored can lead to injury later on. This tense feeling in the shoulders can even start to creep up towards the ears, give us tension headaches, and keep us from having a healthy and restful night of sleep.Sitting for hours over a keyboard, which we are all too familiar with, can contribute to tightness in the hips, legs, neck, shoulders, and back. This creates an unhealthy posture that you take with you when you leave your office for the day, in which the back and shoulders hunch down and the neck protrudes the head forward. The spine thus becomes misaligned when the body is in such a stagnate position.In this short class, we will move through basic poses that target areas of tension which can be an effective antidote to many desk job ailments and general stress build up in the shoulders. This is meant to be a class that you could use if you only have a short amount of time, but need a quick break from sitting at your desk. Or, if you come home from work and you need a little pick me up, this class will energize those stagnate tight areas. As an added bonus, yoga can have powerful effects on the mind and may help address the damaging stress of a high-pressure job by helping to calm the mind and quiet racing thought patterns.I am currently teaching live yoga asana classes via Zoom. You can find my full weekly schedule at BODY MATTERSarah has been creating podcast classes since 2007. Each podcast is an originally crafted yoga class taught by Sarah Baumert. There are currently over 50 episodes that range in length, level and style. Sarah's teaching is alignment based, unhurried, and rich with somatic inquiries. The cueing is effective, easy to follow, and uses visualizations of postures to allow for unexpected growth and depth. You will find live unplugged versions of her classes from yoga studios, as well as classes that are specifically produced for the podcast medium.Find more of Sarah's teaching, including live online classes ,  self-paced courses and on demand yoga video classes. Please leave a review on itunes, google, or wherever you get your podcasts to help spread this offering! Like the podcasts? Want to keep them coming? Please consider donating to support the costs of creating these classes for you! Or just press the play button to start the class for free! And... Thanks!Support the show (https://www.body-matter.com/podcast-donations)

Oct 2014

30 min 21 sec

In this 60 minute class we will focus on finding balance in the sacroiliac joints. Class starts with a flowing breath exercise on your back to set a therapeutic tone for your practice. We move on to seated dandasana and a slow modified sun salutation. Utkatasana is our main standing pose and is practiced with kapalabhati pranayama. Headstand (salamba sirsasana) and crow pose (bakasana) are some of the more challenging poses that we lead up to. If you do not have a headstand practice, be sure to consult a live teacher before you invert fully. Class ends with a series of twists. If you have sacroiliac instability, be sure to keep your effort at 80% in the twists without forcing any position. Gary, my cat, really wanted to teach you today as well, you may hear him meowing in the background now and then!Props needed: One blanket and one blockI am currently teaching live yoga asana classes via Zoom. You can find my full weekly schedule at BODY MATTERSarah has been creating podcast classes since 2007. Each podcast is an originally crafted yoga class taught by Sarah Baumert. There are currently over 50 episodes that range in length, level and style. Sarah's teaching is alignment based, unhurried, and rich with somatic inquiries. The cueing is effective, easy to follow, and uses visualizations of postures to allow for unexpected growth and depth. You will find live unplugged versions of her classes from yoga studios, as well as classes that are specifically produced for the podcast medium.Find more of Sarah's teaching, including live online classes ,  self-paced courses and on demand yoga video classes. Please leave a review on itunes, google, or wherever you get your podcasts to help spread this offering! Like the podcasts? Want to keep them coming? Please consider donating to support the costs of creating these classes for you! Or just press the play button to start the class for free! And... Thanks!Support the show (https://www.body-matter.com/podcast-donations)

Jul 2014

1 hr 3 min

This is an active prenatal class for mothers who feel fit and healthy during their pregnancy. This class is suitable for the first and second trimesters and can be practiced into the third trimester, monitoring how you are feeling. With that said, we still move in a slow and graceful pace. Starting with a seated meditation, we then move into seated postures that create space in the side body and the hips. This will include a flowing sequence side to side in parvritta janu sirsasana which you can see photos of below. Our flowing standing poses will take us through tree pose (vrksasana), warrior I and II (virabhadrasana I and II), wide legged forward fold (prasarita padottanasana), goddess pose, and triangle (trikonasana). Squats, sIngle pigeon, and a side savasana will finish the practice.Props needed: Two blankets (or towels and pillows) and two blocksI am currently teaching live yoga asana classes via Zoom. You can find my full weekly schedule at BODY MATTERSarah has been creating podcast classes since 2007. Each podcast is an originally crafted yoga class taught by Sarah Baumert. There are currently over 50 episodes that range in length, level and style. Sarah's teaching is alignment based, unhurried, and rich with somatic inquiries. The cueing is effective, easy to follow, and uses visualizations of postures to allow for unexpected growth and depth. You will find live unplugged versions of her classes from yoga studios, as well as classes that are specifically produced for the podcast medium.Find more of Sarah's teaching, including live online classes ,  self-paced courses and on demand yoga video classes. Please leave a review on itunes, google, or wherever you get your podcasts to help spread this offering! Like the podcasts? Want to keep them coming? Please consider donating to support the costs of creating these classes for you! Or just press the play button to start the class for free! And... Thanks!Support the show (https://www.body-matter.com/podcast-donations)

Jul 2014

1 hr 10 min

This is a 35-minute meditation practice that is useful when you are managing physical pain or emotional pain that may be felt in the body. This practice is based on the concept of Pratipaksha Bhavana that can be found in the Yoga Sutras. Sutra 1.33 as translated by Nischala Joy Devi says:“When presented with disquieting thoughts or feelings, cultivate an opposite, elevated attitude. This is Pratipaksha Bhavana.”This is a challenging practice – but it is one that has the potential to change physical and mental suffering. We will practice how to interrupt negative mental states and replace them with positive states. This will train your mind for times when you are feeling physical or mental discomfort. One of the important ways meditation creates lasting change is by helping you discover the habits of your mind that are contributing to pain, stress, and suffering. Everyone has chronic, unconscious habits of thinking and feeling. Some patterns, such as chronic worrying, disapproval, self-criticism, anger, or loneliness end up intensifying and reinforcing chronic pain. Other patterns such as acceptance, appreciation, or humor can reduce or prevent pain. With each round of this practice, the mind and body become shaped more in the direction of responding to future experiences with positive thoughts. The practice can be done anywhere at anytime. After listening to the podcast you can use these VERY basic guidelines whenever you need the help of the practice.Start by finding a comfortable positionBring your attention to your breathWish for yourself: “May I be free of this pain. May I be free of this suffering”Begin to focus your attention on feeling/imagining one pair of the following:lightness/heavinessstillness/movementwarmth/coolnesstension/relaxationYou can also choose to work with an opposite state of mind:calm/stresshappiness/sadnessacceptance/angerhope/disappointmentlove/lonelinesscourage/fearself-confidence/self-criticismLastly, you can work with a sensation or feeling that is opposite to a painful sensation you are currently feeling. Ask yourself: What state of mind and body would heal what I am feeling right now? Call this the “Healing Opposite”. The answer may be relief, comfort, warmth, energy, acceptance, forgiveness, courage, etc. Whatever you choose will become the focus of the meditation. You choose this opposite.I am currently teaching live yoga asana classes via Zoom. You can find my full weekly schedule at BODY MATTERSarah has been creating podcast classes since 2007. Each podcast is an originally crafted yoga class taught by Sarah Baumert. Sarah's teaching is alignment based, unhurried, and rich with somatic inquiries. The cueing is effective, easy to follow, and uses visualizations of postures to allow for unexpected growth and depth. Find more of Sarah's teaching, including live online classes ,  self-paced courses and on demand yoga video classes. Please leave a review on itunes, google, or wherever you get your podcasts to help spread this offering! Support the show (https://www.body-matter.com/podcast-donations)

Jan 2014

37 min 18 sec

In this 90 minute class, I build upon some of the material that I will be exploring during my March retreat. The class will grow from a seated meditation into some longer yin style poses and eventually towards more challenging asanas. Take this class as a way to discover your limits, and soften your mental and physical boundaries. Your hips and lower back will thank you, and you will get a tiny glimpse of what I have planned for the retreat.You will need a block, a strap, and a wall to place the short end of your mat.A large part of the art and skill in a yoga practice is the ability to sense how far one can move in a stretch. If there is no challenge in a pose, no intensity or stretch, then there will be little possibility for opening. The opposite approach of going too far in a pose, increases the possibility for pain and injury to occur. Somewhere between these two places is a happy middle ground. It is possible to find a degree of stretch that is in balance. Where there is a challenge without pain. Where there is vigor without strain.Experiencing this balance or middle ground relies on a high degree of sensitivity. This place in the stretch just before pain, but not pain itself, could be referred to as a your boundary. With heightened sensitivity, the boundary can soften and you will be able to feel more space in your poses. Pain tells you where the limits of your physical conditioning lie. The length of your stay is determined by your endurance limit, while your interest in a pose is a function of your attention.Take this class as a way to play with all of these boundaries: endurance, strength, stretch, and mental attention. As you “play the edges of the boundaries”, your skill in yoga has little to do with your degree of flexibility. Rather it is a function of how sensitive you play with these limits.I am currently teaching live yoga asana classes via Zoom. You can find my full weekly schedule at BODY MATTERSarah has been creating podcast classes since 2007. Each podcast is an originally crafted yoga class taught by Sarah Baumert. There are currently over 50 episodes that range in length, level and style. Sarah's teaching is alignment based, unhurried, and rich with somatic inquiries. The cueing is effective, easy to follow, and uses visualizations of postures to allow for unexpected growth and depth. You will find live unplugged versions of her classes from yoga studios, as well as classes that are specifically produced for the podcast medium.Find more of Sarah's teaching, including live online classes ,  self-paced courses and on demand yoga video classes. Please leave a review on itunes, google, or wherever you get your podcasts to help spread this offering! Like the podcasts? Want to keep them coming? Please consider donating to support the costs of creating these classes for you! Or just press the play button to start the class for free! And... Thanks!Support the show (https://www.body-matter.com/podcast-donations)

Dec 2013

1 hr 28 min

This is a very playful 20 minutes to wake up your abdominals and upper body. The exercises during the first half of class are done on a thinly rolled yoga blanket or towel. This will create a less stable ground and a more challenging position for the back of the body to balance on. Your body will need to rely on the abdominals to keep you from tipping over. I am currently teaching live yoga asana classes via Zoom. You can find my full weekly schedule at BODY MATTERSarah has been creating podcast classes since 2007. Each podcast is an originally crafted yoga class taught by Sarah Baumert. There are currently over 50 episodes that range in length, level and style. Sarah's teaching is alignment based, unhurried, and rich with somatic inquiries. The cueing is effective, easy to follow, and uses visualizations of postures to allow for unexpected growth and depth. You will find live unplugged versions of her classes from yoga studios, as well as classes that are specifically produced for the podcast medium.Find more of Sarah's teaching, including live online classes ,  self-paced courses and on demand yoga video classes. Please leave a review on itunes, google, or wherever you get your podcasts to help spread this offering! Like the podcasts? Want to keep them coming? Please consider donating to support the costs of creating these classes for you! Or just press the play button to start the class for free! And... Thanks!Support the show (https://www.body-matter.com/podcast-donations)

Nov 2013

22 min 3 sec

This is a 75 minute live slow flow class. Class begins with a short pranayama to bring attention to the inhale phase of the breath and how the inhale can enhance an opening and lifting of the chest during the asanas.This balanced practice includes a number of standing poses and twists, ending with  purvottanasana, or upward facing plank pose as our backbend. This pose, as well as the more general focus of class will be on how we can find a lift and buoyancy in the chest. We will use the inhale phase of the breath to wake up and open the muscles of the chest and the exhale phase of the breath to connect to the deeper abdominal muscles that hold us up in the poses.I am currently teaching live yoga asana classes via Zoom. You can find my full weekly schedule at BODY MATTERSarah has been creating podcast classes since 2007. Each podcast is an originally crafted yoga class taught by Sarah Baumert. There are currently over 50 episodes that range in length, level and style. Sarah's teaching is alignment based, unhurried, and rich with somatic inquiries. The cueing is effective, easy to follow, and uses visualizations of postures to allow for unexpected growth and depth. You will find live unplugged versions of her classes from yoga studios, as well as classes that are specifically produced for the podcast medium.Find more of Sarah's teaching, including live online classes ,  self-paced courses and on demand yoga video classes. Please leave a review on itunes, google, or wherever you get your podcasts to help spread this offering! Like the podcasts? Want to keep them coming? Please consider donating to support the costs of creating these classes for you! Or just press the play button to start the class for free! And... Thanks!Support the show (https://www.body-matter.com/podcast-donations)

Aug 2013

1 hr 23 min

Take this podcast with you when you travel. Bring it into your hotel room or even do it in the airport. It’s another great class if you have been sitting at your desk all day. Stand up, lie down, twist and move things into a different shape!!!Traveling, especially by air, can be very hard on the body. It wreaks havoc on our posture and the our mental state. You may feel spacey, anxious, or generally unsettled when you are traveling. This class will ground your energy, helping you to feel awake, rested, open and ready to enjoy the rest of your day and your new destination.As you do this practice, cultivate a slow, deep and even breath. On slow inhalations focus on bringing space and life back into the body and on long exhalations focus on a sense of grounded steadiness.I am currently teaching live yoga asana classes via Zoom. You can find my full weekly schedule at BODY MATTERSarah has been creating podcast classes since 2007. Each podcast is an originally crafted yoga class taught by Sarah Baumert. There are currently over 50 episodes that range in length, level and style. Sarah's teaching is alignment based, unhurried, and rich with somatic inquiries. The cueing is effective, easy to follow, and uses visualizations of postures to allow for unexpected growth and depth. You will find live unplugged versions of her classes from yoga studios, as well as classes that are specifically produced for the podcast medium.Find more of Sarah's teaching, including live online classes ,  self-paced courses and on demand yoga video classes. Please leave a review on itunes, google, or wherever you get your podcasts to help spread this offering! Like the podcasts? Want to keep them coming? Please consider donating to support the costs of creating these classes for you! Or just press the play button to start the class for free! And... Thanks!Support the show (https://www.body-matter.com/podcast-donations)

Apr 2013

51 min 13 sec

Today we briefly explore bringing attention to our samskaras during the hatha yoga practice. The concept of samskaras from the Yoga Sutras refers to the imprints that are left on the subconscious mind from our experiences, in other words, our habits. In this 40 minute practice, we touch on how becoming more aware of our samskaras during an asana practice can help us relate to our environment during the rest of our lives.Thank you for listening,SarahConnect: Please be in touch with your questions, yoga stories, and suggestions for new podcasts. What would you like to learn? What is your body craving? What are your challenges?I am currently teaching live yoga asana classes via Zoom. You can find my full weekly schedule at BODY MATTERSarah has been creating podcast classes since 2007. Each podcast is an originally crafted yoga class taught by Sarah Baumert. There are currently over 50 episodes that range in length, level and style. Sarah's teaching is alignment based, unhurried, and rich with somatic inquiries. The cueing is effective, easy to follow, and uses visualizations of postures to allow for unexpected growth and depth. You will find live unplugged versions of her classes from yoga studios, as well as classes that are specifically produced for the podcast medium.Find more of Sarah's teaching, including live online classes ,  self-paced courses and on demand yoga video classes. Please leave a review on itunes, google, or wherever you get your podcasts to help spread this offering! Like the podcasts? Want to keep them coming? Please consider donating to support the costs of creating these classes for you! Or just press the play button to start the class for free! And... Thanks!Support the show (https://www.body-matter.com/podcast-donations)

Jan 2013

39 min 48 sec

A new podcast exploring the “cat spine” pose and how the rounding of the back that we do in this pose can be utilized during the practice of other asanas to bring freedom to the neck and upper back. Use this asana to slow down and to help bring some space and freedom in that “hard-to-get” stuck area between the shoulder blades.I am currently teaching live yoga asana classes via Zoom. You can find my full weekly schedule at BODY MATTERSarah has been creating podcast classes since 2007. Each podcast is an originally crafted yoga class taught by Sarah Baumert. There are currently over 50 episodes that range in length, level and style. Sarah's teaching is alignment based, unhurried, and rich with somatic inquiries. The cueing is effective, easy to follow, and uses visualizations of postures to allow for unexpected growth and depth. You will find live unplugged versions of her classes from yoga studios, as well as classes that are specifically produced for the podcast medium.Find more of Sarah's teaching, including live online classes ,  self-paced courses and on demand yoga video classes. Please leave a review on itunes, google, or wherever you get your podcasts to help spread this offering! Like the podcasts? Want to keep them coming? Please consider donating to support the costs of creating these classes for you! Or just press the play button to start the class for free! And... Thanks!Support the show (https://www.body-matter.com/podcast-donations)

Nov 2012

1 hr

I did it! Only 20 minutes of practice like you have been begging for. Okay, okay it’s a little more than 20 minutes, but I’m working on this short class thing. This class was made for those of you who have been asking for some abdominal exercises to do at the beginning of the day.We start with a blanket or a towel and that is the only prop you will need.“I listen to your short core strengthening podcasts every morning, and have had zero instances of back pain since starting this ritual". – SWI am currently teaching live yoga asana classes via Zoom. You can find my full weekly schedule at BODY MATTERSarah has been creating podcast classes since 2007. Each podcast is an originally crafted yoga class taught by Sarah Baumert. There are currently over 50 episodes that range in length, level and style. Sarah's teaching is alignment based, unhurried, and rich with somatic inquiries. The cueing is effective, easy to follow, and uses visualizations of postures to allow for unexpected growth and depth. You will find live unplugged versions of her classes from yoga studios, as well as classes that are specifically produced for the podcast medium.Find more of Sarah's teaching, including live online classes ,  self-paced courses and on demand yoga video classes. Please leave a review on itunes, google, or wherever you get your podcasts to help spread this offering! Like the podcasts? Want to keep them coming? Please consider donating to support the costs of creating these classes for you! Or just press the play button to start the class for free!Support the show (https://www.body-matter.com/podcast-donations)

Nov 2012

27 min 19 sec

A full length podcast. This is a strong practice with some vinyasa flow towards the middle of class. We work on high plank and side plank to build strength and confidence. Be careful of your wrists during these poses and modify to suit your bodies needs.I am currently teaching live yoga asana classes via Zoom. You can find my full weekly schedule at BODY MATTERSarah has been creating podcast classes since 2007. Each podcast is an originally crafted yoga class taught by Sarah Baumert. There are currently over 50 episodes that range in length, level and style. Sarah's teaching is alignment based, unhurried, and rich with somatic inquiries. The cueing is effective, easy to follow, and uses visualizations of postures to allow for unexpected growth and depth. You will find live unplugged versions of her classes from yoga studios, as well as classes that are specifically produced for the podcast medium.Find more of Sarah's teaching, including live online classes ,  self-paced courses and on demand yoga video classes. Please leave a review on itunes, google, or wherever you get your podcasts to help spread this offering! Like the podcasts? Want to keep them coming? Please consider donating to support the costs of creating these classes for you! Or just press the play button to start the class for free!Support the show (https://www.body-matter.com/podcast-donations)

Jun 2012

1 hr 38 min

This is a class carved out from a live class that I taught. You will want to have 1-2 blankets rolled in a bolster for the end of class. There is not a typical introduction for this class as I usually record. This was a request from one of you. Please let me know your comments on how that worked for you.I am currently teaching live yoga asana classes via Zoom. You can find my full weekly schedule at BODY MATTERSarah has been creating podcast classes since 2007. Each podcast is an originally crafted yoga class taught by Sarah Baumert. There are currently over 50 episodes that range in length, level and style. Sarah's teaching is alignment based, unhurried, and rich with somatic inquiries. The cueing is effective, easy to follow, and uses visualizations of postures to allow for unexpected growth and depth. You will find live unplugged versions of her classes from yoga studios, as well as classes that are specifically produced for the podcast medium.Find more of Sarah's teaching, including live online classes ,  self-paced courses and on demand yoga video classes. Please leave a review on itunes, google, or wherever you get your podcasts to help spread this offering! Like the podcasts? Want to keep them coming? Please consider donating to support the costs of creating these classes for you! Or just press the play button to start the class for free!Support the show (https://www.body-matter.com/podcast-donations)

May 2012

41 min 45 sec

This class is  a video specifically designed for those with a posterior tilt of the pelvis. Before going ahead and doing this podcast, you will want to be sure that this class is suitable for your postural habits. A posterior tilt of the pelvis tucks the tail under and often creates a rounding lower back/lumbar spine. Generally, this causes the hamstrings to be tight, the lower back to flatten from its natural lumbar curve, and the shoulders to begin a steady slump forward. The class was originally created with as a video. I have posted the audio version here. Please refer to the podcast blog post to access the video. Be sure to have a blanket or towel, and a strap.I am currently teaching live yoga asana classes via Zoom. You can find my full weekly schedule at BODY MATTERSarah has been creating podcast classes since 2007. Each podcast is an originally crafted yoga class taught by Sarah Baumert. There are currently over 50 episodes that range in length, level and style. Sarah's teaching is alignment based, unhurried, and rich with somatic inquiries. The cueing is effective, easy to follow, and uses visualizations of postures to allow for unexpected growth and depth. You will find live unplugged versions of her classes from yoga studios, as well as classes that are specifically produced for the podcast medium.Find more of Sarah's teaching, including live online classes ,  self-paced courses and on demand yoga video classes. Please leave a review on itunes, google, or wherever you get your podcasts to help spread this offering! Like the podcasts? Want to keep them coming? Please consider donating to support the costs of creating these classes for you! Or just press the play button to start the class for free!Support the show (https://www.body-matter.com/podcast-donations)

Apr 2012

1 hr 5 min

This is a 75 minute practice in which the poses are held slightly longer. The way that most of the asanas in this class are designed is so that you feel more supported by the props and the floor. I hope that you find this class beneficial for you when you need more of those long juicy stretches rather than a vigorous vinyasa class. To find a video version of this class visit the podcast blog post here. You will need a block, a strap, and a blanket for class. There is an added bonus at the end of class introducing how to bring a foam roller into your yoga practice.I am currently teaching live yoga asana classes via Zoom. You can find my full weekly schedule at BODY MATTERSarah has been creating podcast classes since 2007. Each podcast is an originally crafted yoga class taught by Sarah Baumert. There are currently over 50 episodes that range in length, level and style. Sarah's teaching is alignment based, unhurried, and rich with somatic inquiries. The cueing is effective, easy to follow, and uses visualizations of postures to allow for unexpected growth and depth. You will find live unplugged versions of her classes from yoga studios, as well as classes that are specifically produced for the podcast medium.Find more of Sarah's teaching, including live online classes ,  self-paced courses and on demand yoga video classes. Please leave a review on itunes, google, or wherever you get your podcasts to help spread this offering! Like the podcasts? Want to keep them coming? Please consider donating to support the costs of creating these classes for you! Or just press the play button below to start the class for free!Support the show (https://www.body-matter.com/podcast-donations)

Jan 2012

1 hr 14 min

I am thankful for you! Now go practice some yoga! It’s a short practice. No excuses!Like the podcasts? Want to keep them coming? Please consider donating to support the costs of creating these classes for you! Or just press the play button below to start the class for free!I am currently teaching live yoga asana classes via Zoom. You can find my full weekly schedule at BODY MATTERSarah has been creating podcast classes since 2007. Each podcast is an originally crafted yoga class taught by Sarah Baumert. There are currently over 50 episodes that range in length, level and style. Sarah's teaching is alignment based, unhurried, and rich with somatic inquiries. The cueing is effective, easy to follow, and uses visualizations of postures to allow for unexpected growth and depth. You will find live unplugged versions of her classes from yoga studios, as well as classes that are specifically produced for the podcast medium.Find more of Sarah's teaching, including live online classes ,  self-paced courses and on demand yoga video classes. Please leave a review on itunes, google, or wherever you get your podcasts to help spread this offering! Support the show (https://www.body-matter.com/podcast-donations)

Nov 2011

38 min 8 sec

This is a live mixed level class. Grab and block and a blanket for class.Two of my favorite poses in this class are dhanurasana and parvrtta janu sirsasana. We work up into dhanurasana (bow pose) with a blanket rolled up underneath the lower belly. This prop supports the lower back so that you can more easily move the weight more to your legs rather than having all of the weight on your belly. After dhanurasana we will take seated twist ardha matsyendrasana right into side bend parvrtta janu sirsasana. These three poses done towards the end of class are a great sequence to help stimulate the abdominal organs, especially the liver and the kidneys.Enjoy!I am currently teaching live yoga asana classes via Zoom. You can find my full weekly schedule at BODY MATTERSarah has been creating podcast classes since 2007. Each podcast is an originally crafted yoga class taught by Sarah Baumert. There are currently over 50 episodes that range in length, level and style. Sarah's teaching is alignment based, unhurried, and rich with somatic inquiries. The cueing is effective, easy to follow, and uses visualizations of postures to allow for unexpected growth and depth. You will find live unplugged versions of her classes from yoga studios, as well as classes that are specifically produced for the podcast medium.Find more of Sarah's teaching, including live online classes ,  self-paced courses and on demand yoga video classes. Please leave a review on itunes, google, or wherever you get your podcasts to help spread this offering! To keep these podcasts flowing please consider sending a donation!Support the show (https://www.body-matter.com/podcast-donations)

Nov 2011

1 hr 21 min

This is a 90 minute class without any down dog or poses that require weight bearing on the wrists and hands. This class is great for anyone because of its focus on opening up the upper back and keeping an open posture in the chest. This relieves any pinching or stress that occurs in the shoulders, arms, and wrists from poor posture.You will need two blocks, a strap, and a blanket or towel. (also have two ice packs ready for savasana if you have inflammation in your wrists).Some of the poses we will move through include: ardha salamba sirsasana- half headstand/headstand prep, utkatasana- chair pose, virabadrasa III- warrior III, garudasana- eagle pose, malasana- garland pose, ardha matsyendrasana- half lord of the fishes pose, and gomukasana- cow’s face pose.I am currently teaching live yoga asana classes via Zoom. You can find my full weekly schedule at BODY MATTERSarah has been creating podcast classes since 2007. Each podcast is an originally crafted yoga class taught by Sarah Baumert. There are currently over 50 episodes that range in length, level and style. Sarah's teaching is alignment based, unhurried, and rich with somatic inquiries. The cueing is effective, easy to follow, and uses visualizations of postures to allow for unexpected growth and depth. You will find live unplugged versions of her classes from yoga studios, as well as classes that are specifically produced for the podcast medium.Find more of Sarah's teaching, including live online classes ,  self-paced courses and on demand yoga video classes. Please leave a review on itunes, google, or wherever you get your podcasts to help spread this offering! Like the podcasts? Want to keep them coming? Please consider donating to support the costs of creating these classes for you! Just click the donate button to the right. Or just press the play button below to start the class for free!Support the show (https://www.body-matter.com/podcast-donations)

Sep 2011

1 hr 37 min

Prepare by having two blocks and a blanket for this shorter flowing class.Like the podcasts? Want to keep them coming? Please consider donating to support the costs of creating these classes for you! Or just press the play button below to start the class for free!I am currently teaching live yoga asana classes via Zoom. You can find my full weekly schedule at BODY MATTERSarah has been creating podcast classes since 2007. Each podcast is an originally crafted yoga class taught by Sarah Baumert. There are currently over 50 episodes that range in length, level and style. Sarah's teaching is alignment based, unhurried, and rich with somatic inquiries. The cueing is effective, easy to follow, and uses visualizations of postures to allow for unexpected growth and depth. You will find live unplugged versions of her classes from yoga studios, as well as classes that are specifically produced for the podcast medium.Find more of Sarah's teaching, including live online classes ,  self-paced courses and on demand yoga video classes. Please leave a review on itunes, google, or wherever you get your podcasts to help spread this offering! Support the show (https://www.body-matter.com/podcast-donations)

Jul 2011

57 min 50 sec

In this class I bring up something I have been working on since the beginning of my yoga practice. PRECISION! Really let yourself dig a little deeper into the symmetries or asymmetries of your body. Moving precisely requires patience, focus, and consistency. Breathe with it. Let it be full of life and ease and expansion. Precision doesn’t need to mean hard and rigid! So stay soft and move with compassion.Two blocks will be helpful for this class.Like the podcasts? Want to keep them coming? Please consider donating to support the costs of creating these classes for you! Or just press the play button below to start the class for free!I am currently teaching live yoga asana classes via Zoom. You can find my full weekly schedule at BODY MATTERSarah has been creating podcast classes since 2007. Each podcast is an originally crafted yoga class taught by Sarah Baumert. There are currently over 50 episodes that range in length, level and style. Sarah's teaching is alignment based, unhurried, and rich with somatic inquiries. The cueing is effective, easy to follow, and uses visualizations of postures to allow for unexpected growth and depth. You will find live unplugged versions of her classes from yoga studios, as well as classes that are specifically produced for the podcast medium.Find more of Sarah's teaching, including live online classes ,  self-paced courses and on demand yoga video classes. Please leave a review on itunes, google, or wherever you get your podcasts to help spread this offering! Support the show (https://www.body-matter.com/podcast-donations)

Jun 2011

1 hr 25 min

We will use two blocks and a strap for this live class. We open just about everything in this class- the heart, the hips, the piriformis and IT bands, the side body, and all the in between places.Like the podcasts? Want to keep them coming? Please consider donating to support the costs of creating these classes for you! Or just press the play button below to start the class for free!I am currently teaching live yoga asana classes via Zoom. You can find my full weekly schedule at BODY MATTERSarah has been creating podcast classes since 2007. Each podcast is an originally crafted yoga class taught by Sarah Baumert. There are currently over 50 episodes that range in length, level and style. Sarah's teaching is alignment based, unhurried, and rich with somatic inquiries. The cueing is effective, easy to follow, and uses visualizations of postures to allow for unexpected growth and depth. You will find live unplugged versions of her classes from yoga studios, as well as classes that are specifically produced for the podcast medium.Find more of Sarah's teaching, including live online classes ,  self-paced courses and on demand yoga video classes. Please leave a review on itunes, google, or wherever you get your podcasts to help spread this offering! Support the show (https://www.body-matter.com/podcast-donations)

May 2011

1 hr 17 min

Supta Baddha Konasana demo from Sarah Baumert. The video can be found on the podcast's blog post. I am currently teaching live yoga asana classes via Zoom. You can find my full weekly schedule at BODY MATTERSarah has been creating podcast classes since 2007. Each podcast is an originally crafted yoga class taught by Sarah Baumert. There are currently over 50 episodes that range in length, level and style. Sarah's teaching is alignment based, unhurried, and rich with somatic inquiries. The cueing is effective, easy to follow, and uses visualizations of postures to allow for unexpected growth and depth. You will find live unplugged versions of her classes from yoga studios, as well as classes that are specifically produced for the podcast medium.Find more of Sarah's teaching, including live online classes ,  self-paced courses and on demand yoga video classes. Please leave a review on itunes, google, or wherever you get your podcasts to help spread this offering! Support the show (https://www.body-matter.com/podcast-donations)

Apr 2011

3 min 38 sec

This is a slow flowing class. We pay special attention to the connection to the floor and to the breath in all the poses. Today, practice appreciation for whatever your situation is, good or bad. Without trying to make things “better”,  be present with where you are and allow your body and mind to shift, change, expand, and open to joy (and chattaranga pushups!). The final pose before savasana is supta baddha konasana.Be sure when you move through chatturanga, the shoulders never drop lower than the elbows. Keep the elbows hugging towards the body and use your belly to help make this pose fun!Sarah has been creating podcast classes since 2007. Each podcast is an originally crafted yoga class taught by Sarah Baumert. There are currently over 50 episodes that range in length, level and style. Sarah's teaching is alignment based, unhurried, and rich with somatic inquiries. The cueing is effective, easy to follow, and uses visualizations of postures to allow for unexpected growth and depth. You will find live unplugged versions of her classes from yoga studios, as well as classes that are specifically produced for the podcast medium.Find more of Sarah's teaching, including live online classes ,  self-paced courses and on demand yoga video classes. Please leave a review on itunes, google, or wherever you get your podcasts to help spread this offering! Support the show (https://www.body-matter.com/podcast-donations)

Apr 2011

1 hr 27 min

This class is designed to help if you are someone who has seasonal allergies during this time of year when all the beautiful flowers start to come into bloom. There are actually three separate times of year when seasonal allergies tend to occur: spring (tree pollen), summer (grass pollen), and early fall (ragweed pollen), so feel free to use this class whenever you need it. This will also be a useful class if you have a common head cold, if your shoulders need some stretching, or if you need a nice way to calm down in the evening.Here are some class notes to help with unfamiliar poses and prop usage:We do move into shoulderstand at the end of class. I highly recommend you practice shoulderstand with a folded blanket under your shoulders to avoid any compression into your fragile cervical spine or pressing your neck into the floor. Directions to get into Salamba Sarvangasana (shoudlerstand): Place a neatly folded blanket with about an inch of thickness at the middle of your mat. You will eventually put your shoulders on the smooth edge of the fold, but first take the end of your mat and fold it over to the smooth fold of the blanket so that you have all sticky surfaces. Lie down, with your shoulders about an inch down from the end of the mat and blanket. Your head should be off the blanket and on the part of the mat that is not elevated; when you touch your shoulders, you should feel that they are lifted about an inch off the floor resting on the blanket, while your neck should not be touching anything. There should be a lot of space between your neck and the floor. Bend your knees and place your arms along the sides of your body. Lift your knees toward your head and beyond to lift your hips. As your hips move higher, place your hands with fingers pointing towards your feet at your mid-back. With bent knees, shimmy your shoulder blades toward each other and narrow off the space between your elbows. Once your hips are directly above your shoulders, begin to lengthen your legs towards the ceiling. The higher your legs lift, the more you may want to walk your hands down your back — towards the ground and open your shoulders. Take your gaze to your toes, your breathing belly, or close your eyes.I am currently teaching live yoga asana classes via Zoom. You can find my full weekly schedule at BODY MATTERSarah has been creating podcast classes since 2007. Each podcast is an originally crafted yoga class taught by Sarah Baumert. There are currently over 50 episodes that range in length, level and style. Sarah's teaching is alignment based, unhurried, and rich with somatic inquiries. The cueing is effective, easy to follow, and uses visualizations of postures to allow for unexpected growth and depth. You will find live unplugged versions of her classes from yoga studios, as well as classes that are specifically produced for the podcast medium.Find more of Sarah's teaching, including live online classes ,  self-paced courses and on demand yoga video classes. Please leave a review on itunes, google, or wherever you get your podcasts to help spread this offering! Support the show (https://www.body-matter.com/podcast-donations)

Apr 2011

1 hr 11 min

As you requested, this is a shorter podcast in case you are short on time. These sequences are straightforward.I am currently teaching live yoga asana classes via Zoom. You can find my full weekly schedule at BODY MATTERSarah has been creating podcast classes since 2007. Each podcast is an originally crafted yoga class taught by Sarah Baumert. There are currently over 50 episodes that range in length, level and style. Sarah's teaching is alignment based, unhurried, and rich with somatic inquiries. The cueing is effective, easy to follow, and uses visualizations of postures to allow for unexpected growth and depth. You will find live unplugged versions of her classes from yoga studios, as well as classes that are specifically produced for the podcast medium.Find more of Sarah's teaching, including live online classes ,  self-paced courses and on demand yoga video classes. Please leave a review on itunes, google, or wherever you get your podcasts to help spread this offering! Support the show (https://www.body-matter.com/podcast-donations)

Apr 2011

49 min 47 sec

A lot of hip and shoulder opening in this class. We use a foam roller in the beginning. . . if you don’t have one you can begin in a heart opening position with blankets or blocks. I am currently teaching live yoga asana classes via Zoom. You can find my full weekly schedule at BODY MATTERSarah has been creating podcast classes since 2007. Each podcast is an originally crafted yoga class taught by Sarah Baumert. There are currently over 50 episodes that range in length, level and style. Sarah's teaching is alignment based, unhurried, and rich with somatic inquiries. The cueing is effective, easy to follow, and uses visualizations of postures to allow for unexpected growth and depth. You will find live unplugged versions of her classes from yoga studios, as well as classes that are specifically produced for the podcast medium.Find more of Sarah's teaching, including live online classes ,  self-paced courses and on demand yoga video classes. Please leave a review on itunes, google, or wherever you get your podcasts to help spread this offering! Support the show (https://www.body-matter.com/podcast-donations)

Mar 2011

1 hr 18 min

A one hour all levels class working towards full pigeon (eka pada rajakapotasana) and full wheel pose (urdhva dhanurasana). We do vinyasa in this class. . . it is a nice slow mindful flow.I am currently teaching live yoga asana classes via Zoom. You can find my full weekly schedule at BODY MATTERSarah has been creating podcast classes since 2007. Each podcast is an originally crafted yoga class taught by Sarah Baumert. There are currently over 50 episodes that range in length, level and style. Sarah's teaching is alignment based, unhurried, and rich with somatic inquiries. The cueing is effective, easy to follow, and uses visualizations of postures to allow for unexpected growth and depth. You will find live unplugged versions of her classes from yoga studios, as well as classes that are specifically produced for the podcast medium.Find more of Sarah's teaching, including live online classes ,  self-paced courses and on demand yoga video classes. Please leave a review on itunes, google, or wherever you get your podcasts to help spread this offering! Support the show (https://www.body-matter.com/podcast-donations)

Mar 2011

1 hr 24 min

This class is for students who have a strong vinyasa base. If you are looking for a physically challenging class, this is your pick. We will move through many standing poses, arm balances, and up into handstand. You may want to review poses such as Utthita Hasta Padangustasana, Parsva Bakasana (Side Crow), Parivrtta Ardha Chandrasana, Urdhva Prasarita Eka Padasana (Standing Split), Adho Mukha Vrksasana (Handstand), and Eka Pada Koundinyasana I. Be sure to have fun, rest when you need, and remember child’s pose is always available even when it is not taught! Focus on listening to what your body is asking for today and follow your sensations. Remember sensations exist in every part of the body, so relax and let yourself start to feel the tactile sensations, the feeling presence and the spaciousness in your body.I am currently teaching live yoga asana classes via Zoom. You can find my full weekly schedule at BODY MATTERSarah has been creating podcast classes since 2007. Each podcast is an originally crafted yoga class taught by Sarah Baumert. There are currently over 50 episodes that range in length, level and style. Sarah's teaching is alignment based, unhurried, and rich with somatic inquiries. The cueing is effective, easy to follow, and uses visualizations of postures to allow for unexpected growth and depth. You will find live unplugged versions of her classes from yoga studios, as well as classes that are specifically produced for the podcast medium.Find more of Sarah's teaching, including live online classes ,  self-paced courses and on demand yoga video classes. Please leave a review on itunes, google, or wherever you get your podcasts to help spread this offering! Support the show (https://www.body-matter.com/podcast-donations)

Feb 2011

1 hr 23 min

This is a 20 minute podcast with very few poses. It is the first in a series I will be doing that uses imagery to help soften tension and bring space and awareness into the body. The focus of this class is mainly on breathing, the pelvis, awareness in the spine, and feeling the expanse from head to toe. If you are feeling extra wound up today, this podcast could be a nice way to start a longer practice or a way to simply chill out and release some aggression you may be holding in the body.I am currently teaching live yoga asana classes via Zoom. You can find my full weekly schedule at BODY MATTERSarah has been creating podcast classes since 2007. Each podcast is an originally crafted yoga class taught by Sarah Baumert. There are currently over 50 episodes that range in length, level and style. Sarah's teaching is alignment based, unhurried, and rich with somatic inquiries. The cueing is effective, easy to follow, and uses visualizations of postures to allow for unexpected growth and depth. You will find live unplugged versions of her classes from yoga studios, as well as classes that are specifically produced for the podcast medium.Find more of Sarah's teaching, including live online classes ,  self-paced courses and on demand yoga video classes. Please leave a review on itunes, google, or wherever you get your podcasts to help spread this offering! Support the show (https://www.body-matter.com/podcast-donations)

Feb 2011

25 min 14 sec

This class is a great way to end a long day of work or to do before bedtime.I am currently teaching live yoga asana classes via Zoom. You can find my full weekly schedule at BODY MATTERSarah has been creating podcast classes since 2007. Each podcast is an originally crafted yoga class taught by Sarah Baumert. There are currently over 50 episodes that range in length, level and style. Sarah's teaching is alignment based, unhurried, and rich with somatic inquiries. The cueing is effective, easy to follow, and uses visualizations of postures to allow for unexpected growth and depth. You will find live unplugged versions of her classes from yoga studios, as well as classes that are specifically produced for the podcast medium.Find more of Sarah's teaching, including live online classes ,  self-paced courses and on demand yoga video classes. Please leave a review on itunes, google, or wherever you get your podcasts to help spread this offering! Support the show (https://www.body-matter.com/podcast-donations)

Feb 2011

1 hr 7 min

This is a vodcast that I recorded specially for a student who has a slipped disk in her lumbar spine. In general this is a gentle class that most everyone can participate in. However, if you are dealing with a different injury your program should always be tailored to fit your specific needs. If you would like to watch the video of this class visit the podcast episode page on my website body-matter.comWhile your back pain persists if you have a slipped of herniated disk in the lower back there are a few things to remember when you are practicing yoga:*Do not bend forward past 90 degrees with straight knees.*Avoid all seated forward bends. (which there are none of in this class)*Avoid rounding your back. (you will notice we are doing a lot of small gentle arches in the lower back which will help ease the disk back towards its correct placement)* If any pose causes pain, tingling, or numbness, stop immediately.Be sure to modify with blankets, blocks, straps and any other props that you need.I am currently teaching live yoga asana classes via Zoom. You can find my full weekly schedule at BODY MATTERSarah has been creating podcast classes since 2007. Each podcast is an originally crafted yoga class taught by Sarah Baumert. There are currently over 50 episodes that range in length, level and style. Sarah's teaching is alignment based, unhurried, and rich with somatic inquiries. The cueing is effective, easy to follow, and uses visualizations of postures to allow for unexpected growth and depth. You will find live unplugged versions of her classes from yoga studios, as well as classes that are specifically produced for the podcast medium.Find more of Sarah's teaching, including live online classes ,  self-paced courses and on demand yoga video classes. Please leave a review on itunes, google, or wherever you get your podcasts to help spread this offering! Support the show (https://www.body-matter.com/podcast-donations)

Feb 2011

1 hr 1 min

Enjoy this time of year when nature is calling for us to relax and rest. Today we celebrate the shortest day of the year in this 90 minute class with some juicy forward folds, hip openers, and a lot of attention to the breath.  I hope you find comfort and calm in this class while celebrating this time of darkness.I am currently teaching live yoga asana classes via Zoom. You can find my full weekly schedule at BODY MATTERSarah has been creating podcast classes since 2007. Each podcast is an originally crafted yoga class taught by Sarah Baumert. There are currently over 50 episodes that range in length, level and style. Sarah's teaching is alignment based, unhurried, and rich with somatic inquiries. The cueing is effective, easy to follow, and uses visualizations of postures to allow for unexpected growth and depth. You will find live unplugged versions of her classes from yoga studios, as well as classes that are specifically produced for the podcast medium.Find more of Sarah's teaching, including live online classes ,  self-paced courses and on demand yoga video classes. Please leave a review on itunes, google, or wherever you get your podcasts to help spread this offering! Support the show (https://www.body-matter.com/podcast-donations)

Dec 2010

1 hr 24 min

A 60 minute vinyasa class building towards headstand. I am currently teaching live yoga asana classes via Zoom. You can find my full weekly schedule at BODY MATTERSarah has been creating podcast classes since 2007. Each podcast is an originally crafted yoga class taught by Sarah Baumert. There are currently over 50 episodes that range in length, level and style. Sarah's teaching is alignment based, unhurried, and rich with somatic inquiries. The cueing is effective, easy to follow, and uses visualizations of postures to allow for unexpected growth and depth. You will find live unplugged versions of her classes from yoga studios, as well as classes that are specifically produced for the podcast medium.Find more of Sarah's teaching, including live online classes ,  self-paced courses and on demand yoga video classes. Please leave a review on itunes, google, or wherever you get your podcasts to help spread this offering! Support the show (https://www.body-matter.com/podcast-donations)

Dec 2010

59 min 37 sec

A balanced practice for when you are short on time!I am currently teaching live yoga asana classes via Zoom. You can find my full weekly schedule at BODY MATTERSarah has been creating podcast classes since 2007. Each podcast is an originally crafted yoga class taught by Sarah Baumert. There are currently over 50 episodes that range in length, level and style. Sarah's teaching is alignment based, unhurried, and rich with somatic inquiries. The cueing is effective, easy to follow, and uses visualizations of postures to allow for unexpected growth and depth. You will find live unplugged versions of her classes from yoga studios, as well as classes that are specifically produced for the podcast medium.Find more of Sarah's teaching, including live online classes ,  self-paced courses and on demand yoga video classes. Please leave a review on itunes, google, or wherever you get your podcasts to help spread this offering! Support the show (https://www.body-matter.com/podcast-donations)

Dec 2010

42 min 3 sec