Sarah Sobel’s first introduction to yoga came from looking for a physical practice that she could do while suffering from asthma attacks and vocal chord dysfunction. She was drawn in by the way yoga integrates breath into the physical practice and connects your body to your breath and vice versa.
The physical practice soon led to a mind-body connection that sparked her interest in the wellness field and inspired her to become a yoga teacher. She earned her 200hr RYT certification in 2018 from Yoga One in Wisconsin.
Her practice also sparked an interest in other fields of health and wellness leading her to enroll in a Dietetics program at Mount Mary University.
Q&A with Sarah Sobel
Q. How long have you been a yoga teacher?
A. Sarah has been teaching yoga since 2018.
Q. What areas do you specialize in?
A. She teaches yoga basics, restorative yoga, gentle flow, and vinyasa yoga.
Q. What brought you to your current style of practice?
A. Sarah Sobel’s first introduction to yoga came from looking for a physical practice that she could do while suffering from asthma attacks and vocal chord dysfunction. She was drawn in by the way yoga integrates breath into the physical practice and connects your body to your breath and vice versa.
Q. What can a new student expect?
A. From her classes, you can expect intermittent one breath to one-movement cues that draw her students’ attention back to their connection with their breath. Her cues help bring body awareness to help “fire up” or engage specific muscle groups in yogic asanas. She focuses on creative sequencing that is challenging enough to draw you out of your overactive mind while making sure it is still accessible to all bodies and ability levels.
Q. What recent industry trends have you found noteworthy?
A. Intuitive eating is a recent wellness trend I find interesting. It works on forming healthy thoughtful eating habits and focuses on removing the toxic dynamic people can form with their food including diet culture.
Q. What are your current wellness goals and how are you addressing them?
A. My current wellness goals revolve around mindfulness and meditation. As a yoga teacher, physical practice comes naturally, but I’ve always struggled with the internal practice. I set aside time every morning to journal and meditate even if my focus is wandering I devote at least 10 minutes to my meditation practice.
Q. What is your favorite beautiful spot in Milwaukee?
A. My favorite spot in Milwaukee is the lakefront. Specifically grabbing a coffee or tea at Colectivo and walking my dog around Veterans Park.
Q. What is your favorite place to eat in Milwaukee?
A. I am a bit of a foodie so this is a hard question, but currently, my favorite is either Screaming Tuna or Momo Mee.
Q. What are your top three favorite things to do/hobbies?
A. My hobbies currently are my yoga practice, baking/cooking, and I’ve recently taken up snowboarding.
Q. What do you do to de-stress?
A. My go-to for de-stressing is getting on my yoga mat and then taking my dog for a walk ending with a lot of puppy cuddles.