Sadia views yoga as a practical tool to attune to our aliveness—to unlock deep intimacy, sensitivity, and responsibility to the world within and around us.
A faculty member at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, she came to yoga in 2001 as a college student seeking relief from depression. Today she is an insightful, sensitive teacher whose breath-based teaching encourages pleasurable practice that nourishes rather than depletes— inspiring new openings rather than the deepening of old patterns.
With over 20 years of teaching experience across disciplines and contexts and over 15 years of dedicated yoga practice, Sadia endeavors to create energized, radically inclusive learning environments that are guided by breath and driven by inquiry. She teaches and practices in the tradition of T.K.V. Desikachar, but enjoys drawing from a rich lineup of teachers, an array of movement modalities, and indeed the entire spectrum of human experience to share an understanding of yoga that is integrative, sensorial, and enlivening.
In addition to leading classes and teaching privately in New York City and the beautiful Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts, Sadia is committed to bringing yoga and yoga-based practices to non-traditional environments and underserved populations, and to mentoring new teachers in relational dynamics, development of teaching voice, and teaching to economically, ethnically and culturally diverse populations.