Sierra Espinal is originally from Seattle, Washington. She began her yoga journey in 2013 as part of her recovery regime for competitive distance running. Little did she know at the time how much it would impact the trajectory of her life. After a couple of serious injuries that put a hold to her running career, she decided to travel outside the U.S. and experience the depth of other cultures and ways of living.
The first step was India ~ mostly drawn by the vastness of the Himalayas and later in the trip stumbled into a Sivananda Ashram. It was there she started to learn much more about yoga than just the physical asana practice. She began to understand the greater purpose of asana, pranayama, and meditation. And thus began to integrate these practices more into her life throughout the next few years of travel and exploration. She began a daily dedication to her practice and realized she also wanted to start to share this journey with others.
In July 2018 she participated in her first 200hr teacher training with Yoga Bliss, Nusa Lembongan Indonesia where she learned to facilitate Ashtanga Half Primary Series, Vinyasa, Yin, and Restorative classes. Within the last year mostly teaching Vinyasa, Yin, and the umbrella of all practices, Hatha. She recently participated in Sarsha Hope’s Ecstatic Flow 100hr Advanced Teacher Training here in Queenstown, learning more about embodiment practices and free form movement.
She is passionate about molding and combining all that she has learned and continues to learn, in a class that touches on all aspects of us- mind, body, spirit, soul. Raising vibrations running through the river of our veins, expanding our heart space, and growing our collective consciousness. She is also deeply inspired by nature and the outdoors as she feels nature is one of her greatest teachers and she likes to integrate the lessons she learns from the outdoors into her practice and offerings.
She wants to give the power back to her students to discover their own ability to listen and heal themselves with the tools she can provide and guidance she can authentically and humbly give. She will always be a student first and teacher second and she is grateful to learn from each class and every student. Living by the mantra “Lokah Samastah Sukino Bhavantu” / “May all beings be happy and free and may the thoughts words, and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and to that freedom for all”.
~ Our Teachers ~
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