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.
Sam completed her first 500 hr yoga teacher 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 completed his 500 hr and 800 hr Life of a Yogi Teacher Training programs. In 2019 she was chosen to assist in his 200 hour and 500 hour Teacher Trainings.
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 and includes the Dharma Gentle and Dharma 1 Sequences.
Sam’s interest in supporting human development inspired her to pursue studies with the Enneagram Institute in NY, Vipassana meditation and Healing Touch 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 four seasons 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.
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