Sarah co-founded ISHTA Yoga, LLC with her husband, Alan Finger, in May 2008. As the Teacher Training Director, Sarah helped to develop one of the most renowned Teacher Training programs in New York City. She was also instrumental in the creation of ISHTA Europe, which currently holds trainings in the UK, Sweden, and Germany. In January, 2012, just 3 months after her daughter was born, Sarah became the Managing Director of ISHTA Yoga’s two locations. In June, 2013 ISHTA was ranked one of the top 7 yoga studios in Manhattan by Citysearch. Sarah holds the title Yogiraj and has developed her own signature class, “Sweat and Samadhi,” which has been featured in Well and Good, Yoga U Online and Origin magazine and is taught by ISHTA teachers worldwide.
Sarah’s classes offer a blend of alignment-based flow, breath awareness, kriya techniques and Tantric meditation that enable her students to tap in to the essence of their true nature. She is a brand ambassador for Lululemon and on the Board of Directors for Exhale to Inhale, a non-profit organization that teaches yoga to survivors of domestic violence. Sarah offers the ISHTA teachings with renowned leaders in the industry, including best-selling author and world spiritual leader, Deepak Chopra. She travels internationally with her husband, Alan, teaching and sharing what she feels is a truly powerful, transformational, and integrated practice with others. Her daughter Satya inspires her every day to live a life based on unconditional love and unbound potential.
Inspirations & Influences:
Alan Finger: ISHTA Founder and figurehead; Tantric Master. Alan holds the title Kavi Yogiraj and has been teaching yoga and meditation for over 50 years. He has put countless people on the path of self-realization, including myself. I am grateful for the knowledge and trust he has imparted in me as a spiritual leader and ambassador of ISHTA Yoga, and proud to be his wife.
Claire Kinsella Holtje: Financial coach. Claire has been instrumental to me in learning how to blend my professional life, spiritual life, and personal life. She is a financial coach who empowers people to find abundance in their lives through self study and by helping them to see money as energy.
Catherine Garro: Catherine was the first to introduce me to the power of Young Living oils, which have revolutionized my form of self-care and the care for my daughter. She performs Raindrop Techniques , which combine aromatherapy and bodywork to strengthen the immune system, reduce stress and tension, and bring harmony to the heart and mind.
Mona Anand: Yoga Nidra Mona holds the title Yogiraj in the ISHTA system and has developed her own system of Yoga Nidra with Alan Finger which includes 9 steps of practice and visualization to induce the hypnogogic state, which is a state of deep relaxation.
Aya and Tyler: Sound healing ,live music. I feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to collaborate with Aya and Tyler in classes, workshops, and online through Sound and Samadhi, an online monthly subscription of meditations with Alan Finger. They offer a sound and meditation experience that encompasses Tai Qi, Qi Gong, and Energy Medicine.