Your Qualified Yoga Teacher

Sarah Downs

Sarah Downs is a Yoga Australia Senior Teacher with over 20 years teaching experience.  Sarah began teaching with an Ashtanga apprenticeship and completed her qualifications in London.  After teaching in both Sydney and London, she started up a studio in Pacific Palms, Blueys Yoga, which she ran for 15 years.

Sarah enjoys teaching anything from Vinyasa / Dynamic Yoga through to Yin  and Gentle Yoga.   She encourages her students to work within their own ability by offering modifications to allow a deeper or a gentler practice, depending on the practitioner. Her classes offer a journey into the heart with a focus on philosophy and internal inquiry. Students can also expect clear instruction on alignment as well as breath-work and relaxation. Sarah aims to give her students tools to access their innate wisdom resulting in a deeper connection with their inner teacher.  Sarah’s specialty is making yoga accessible to all by offering variations of poses to suit the practitioner.  Her teaching encourages the student to listen internally and make choices based on their inner experience rather than forcing, to keep up with a class.

Qualification Details

  • Member of Yoga Australia – Registered Senior Yoga Teacher 2023
  • Member of Yoga Alliance, US – Registered Yoga Teacher (2006 – 2008)
  • Senior First Aid Certificate and CPR Certificate – current
  • Yoga Teacher Training, Cambridge School of Yoga, London UK
  • Member of British Yoga Teachers Association, UK (2006)
  • Member of Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS) (2000 – 2012)
  • Vipassana – 10 day silent Meditation Course
  • Applied Anatomy & Physiology of Hatha Yoga, with Simon Borg-Olivier Yoga Synergy, Sydney
  • Diploma of Remedial Massage, Nature Care College, Sydney Australia
  • Reiki I and II
  • Transcendental Meditation