Yoga cracks me up sometimes. I have a different experience every single time I practice. This past Wednesday, at Feel It Burn in Gahanna, (a suburb of Columbus, Ohio), during Jamie’s class (Pete’s and my current fave one to attend recently) I had yet another new experience. As I breathed deep, stretched out and down, and twisted into a reverse side angle pose, I had a Homer Simpson moment and suddenly thought “mmm….beer.” It’s all I could think about for 3 to 5 breaths. I laughed at myself – internally of course – and continued with the class.
Soon thereafter, I found myself thoroughly enjoying half-moon and suddenly struck with the feeling of yoga bliss. No joke. Bam. Just like that. There I was, balanced on one leg, my heart open to one side, one arm toward the ground and the other lifted, and I felt completely calm and at peace. I smiled and was happy.
In one class I went from bliss to beer and back again. ;-p You just never know whatchya gonna get in yoga!
Sarah Plummer Taylor is an established leader in the field of resilience building and holistic wellness. She teaches veterans, busy professionals, students, and entrepreneurs how to find clarity and build stronger, healthier lives.
A U.S. Marine veteran who deployed twice to Iraq, Sarah is the author of Just Roll With It: 7 Battle Tested Truths for Creating a Resilient Life. She is also the founder of SEMPER Sarah®, a national wellness practice.
Sarah holds a Master’s in Social Work with a Mental Health concentration from the University of Denver and a Bachelor’s in Sociology from the University of Virginia. She was an adjunct professor in the Department of Health Education and Promotion at Charleston Southern University until 2019.
Sarah is also a registered yoga teacher ERYT200/RYT500, who teaches vinyasa, yin, restorative, and trauma-informed adaptive yoga classes in addition to retreats and workshops.
Her work has been featured on Capitol Hill and in noteworthy news and entertainment outlets like the Katie Couric Show, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, MSNBC, and others.
In addition to speaking, leading workshops, and providing individual and couple’s counseling and coaching through SEMPER Sarah®, Sarah gives back to organizations like Veterans of Foreign Wars, Team Red White & Blue, The Give Back Yoga Foundation, Comeback Yoga, and the Women Marines Association.
Sarah lives in North Carolina with her husband, their two daughters, and dog.
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