About

I started yoga in utero. My hippy parents recall the pivotal cat/cow poses right before my birth. After a two decade hiatus, I walked into a Hatha class at my gym in San Francisco. The junction of yoga and Western exercise initialed a personal, professional and academic path through the Costa Rican jungles, teaching at a women’s prision and training students of all stripes. As the In-House Yogi at Clif Bar & Company, I primarily teach in the boisterous clubhouse we call the employee gym.

My philosophy all boils down to a simple practice: Stay calm and flirt with your limits. Push the boundaries and question restrictions without freaking out: That’s it! Okay, admittedly that’s a little easier said than done. Despite the inevibale obstacles figure out how to move on.

As the chubby girl last picked for the dodgeball team, I never excelled as a athlete or dancer. When I rediscovered yoga something started to shift and I felt more at home in my skin. As I explored fitness and fueled myself with health food, my body and attitude changed. I’ve sustained an approximate 40 lb. weight loss for several years. I never counted a single calorie or achieved a bikini body. Occasionally I weigh myself but find the scale a limited tool of self-reflection. I’ve significantly shapeshifted my body. More importantly, I reshaped my perspective.

To understand our actions, let’s examine our stories. Surrounded by all the tales of weigh loss,  I’m ready to share mine. I firmly believe:

  • Sustainable health and compelling beauty can never be build on a foundation of self-loathing.
  • Joyful expression of your unique human genome is a birthright.
  • Movement is medicine. We need to find potent dosages without side effects.
  • Hot pink is my power color. (I may actually lift heavier weights when I’m wearing fuchsia.)

After convincing students to twist into weird shapes, I try to sit still and write. I teach two public classes a week and am available for workshops or speaking gigs. My blog and forthcoming book offer up a new take on fitness and health.

Let’s incite (a) movement.

My resume o’ important pieces of paper.

 

 


Sadie has a way of helping my body close the gap between how it is moving and how it should be moving, helping me become a better athlete, co-worker, and friend.

Jessica C.

Sadie puts the fun in hard work! She pushes you to limits you didn’t think you could achieve while offering an upbeat and encouraging atmosphere. I LOVE Sadie!!

Cait S.

Sadie brings extraordinary dimension to her teaching. Her deep knowledge of anatomy combined with her vibrant sense of humor leaves you walking out of each class feeling lighter, moving better, and just plain happier!

Erin D.

Sadie has a passion in what she does and has pushed me to do things I never thought I could. Workouts with Sadie are always fun and full of sass!

Darcy C.

Sadie brings extraordinary dimension to her teaching. Her deep knowledge of anatomy combined with her vibrant sense of humor leaves you walking out of each class feeling lighter, moving better, and just plain happier! – Erin D.

Erin D.

Sadie has a way of helping my body close the gap between how it is moving and how it should be moving, helping me become a better athlete, co-worker, and friend.

Jessica C.

Sadie puts the fun in hard work! She pushes you to limits you didn’t think you could achieve while offering an upbeat and encouraging atmosphere. I LOVE Sadie!!! – Cait S.

Cait S.