Spotlight on … Sarah Spear
by Sarah Spear
Why did you become a yoga/pilates instructor?
When I first did my training I wasn’t sure if I would actually end up teaching but I really enjoy guiding students through their practice and sharing my knowledge. I still and will always consider myself a student too …there is so much to learn, re learn and share.
What is your favourite pose/exercise?
Any back bend!
Which classes do you teach at RHY?
I teach Red Hot 60/75/90, Vinyasa and Yin Yoga.
How long have you been an instructor?
2 years – I trained with Jason Crandell in 2014.
What is your go to snack after your practise?
Spirulina and Ginseng bounce (the green one).
How do you motivate yourself to get on your mat?
Sometimes, I REALLY do not want to get on the mat…I am too tired, too busy in my mind…too emotional…but I just make myself do it….no one ever said I feel worse for that yoga class ever…I always feel better for having practised…even if you lie there and breathe you are still practising yoga
Top tip for Downward Dog?
Even when hands and feet and perfectly positioned, Lots of people struggle with weight bearing down into the wrists….really engage your core and draw every thing up into your naval…and if you cant get those heels down, it really doesn’t matter….it is only a yoga pose!
What would your advice be to beginners?
Try not to compete with others around you, listen to your body and if anything feels wrong or too challenging then stop, take a break and join back in when you are ready. No one is an expert at any physical activity the first time … it takes time and is called a practice for that reason … remember it is supposed to be enjoyable and hopefully fun!
What else do you do in your spare time?
I have two teenage children, a German shepherd, a husband and garden and try to spend time with all of them (not necessarily in that order). I also love to cook and entertain, travel and going to the cinema
Where is your favourite travel destination?
I have lots but I’d have to choose between Cornwall or Kefelonia.