Sasha Woodard, owner and director of Yama Yoga, LLC, has been practicing yoga for almost two decades. She received her teacher training through Yoga South in Boca Raton, Florida in 2010 and is a 200-hr Registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance. Sasha strives to continually improve her teaching skills and expand her knowledge with continuing education opportunities, training, workshops, and certifications and holds a certification in Prenatal Yoga as well as a certification as a Yoga Wall instructor.
Her mantra is “balance, balance, balance”. Sasha wants to share her inspiration to find balance in her own life through yoga. She has a lifelong passion for all things active and enjoys sharing the balance of both her high energy and calming nature with her yoga students. She considers yoga to be accessible to everyone, regardless of age or flexibility and strongly believes in yoga’s mental, spiritual and physical health benefits.
Sasha lives in Fort Collins, Colorado with her husband, two boys and chocolate lab, Nellie.
According to the ancient yogic writings, Yama is universal morality and describes moral virtues that should be followed. They are the "ethical rules" one aims to follow in yoga. The Yamas address an individual's interaction with others and describes appropriate behavior in dealing with other people.
Ahimsa is Non-violence or Compassion for all living things
Satya is truthfulness
Asteya is non-stealing.
Brahmacharya is not giving into desire
Aparigraha is non possessiveness.