Sam is a yogi, dancer, adventurer and lover of life. As a professional dancer she toured and performed in musicals such as West Side Story, Chicago and Guys and Dolls, and appeared in films including Shall We Dance and Suicide Squad. She was drawn to yoga as a supplement to her dance training and fell in love with it’s blend of breath, movement and meditation.
Sam’s playful, open approach to life comes across in her classes. She completed her 500 hr Moksha Yoga training in India, then went on to train with Shiva Rea in LA completing her Fluid Vinyasa, Chakra Vinyasa and Trance Dance trainings. She also completed part two of the Ashtanga-inspired One Yoga Teacher training, the 200 hr Anusara Immersion, Restorative Yoga Training and Off the Mat’s Leadership Training with Seane Corn before finding her teacher Sri Dharma Mittra. Sam now spends much of her time in NY studying with Sri Dharma where she has completed his 500 hr and 800 hr Life of a Yogi Teacher Training programs and was honored to assist in his January 2019 200 hour Life of a Yogi TT.
Sam created the 200 hour Abhyasa Living Yoga Teacher Training Program to support students with a desire to live their yoga practice 24/7 and share the path with others. This program is certified through the Yoga Alliance. Sam is grateful for the opportunity to share the Dharma Gentle and Dharma 1 sequences from the Dharma Yoga Teacher Training Program in this course.
Sam’s interest in supporting human development inspired her to pursue studies with the Enneagram Institute in NY, Vipassana meditation, Healing Touch and Reiki courses. She loves traveling and learning from different cultures. Sam has spent time in Africa, teaching yoga in Morocco and volunteering in Ghana; explored meditation in SE Asia; studied flamenco dance in Spain; whirled with the dervishes in Istanbul; and served as a karma yogi at the Sivananda ashram in the Bahamas. Sam is passionate about living life to the fullest with a joyful heart and inspiring others to do the same.
Contact: Samtheyogi@gmail.com Insta/FB: @SamtheYogi