Sara Kaiser was lucky to discover yoga in her teens. She remembers walking out of her first class feeling like a million bucks and thinking “But what is yoga?” Six years later in 2013 she enrolled in a 9-month yoga teacher training course at NOURISH under the mentorship of E-RYT 500 Victor Dubin in Santa Cruz, CA. She began teaching all over town immediately after receiving her certificate, riding her bike from studio to gym to office yoga and back again. Today, she is thrilled to be teaching at Sierra Shanti in Bishop and is still asking “what is yoga?” She invites students to participate in discovering and shaping this ever-unfolding practice. Sara also teaches aerial silks, an acrobatic art and discipline that involves climbing and wrapping oneself in fabric that hangs from a high place. Her company “Wakeful Ascent Aerial Arts” brings meditation and yoga together with aerial silks. She loves how playful and challenging aerial silks is, how the fabric offers a unique and powerful outlet for creative and emotional expression, and especially loves working on choreography and performances. At the core of Sara’s practice and teaching is a deep curiosity about the relationships between body awareness, emotional intelligence, creative action, and connection. She has dedicated a website, Pattern Shift, to this exploration.