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Malasana at Ein Sorek, Israel

Professional Life

Sarah Friedlander is a certified yoga instructor in Efrat and Gush Etzion, Israel.

Sarah loves sharing yoga with others and it is evident in her gentle, patient and compassionate yoga teaching style.

She teaches group and private classes at her yoga studio in Efrat, as well as other locations around Gush Etzion.

Every year she helps organize and teaches at the largest Anglo women's health and wellness retreat in Israel.

Roots

Sarah grew up in a small country town outside Buffalo, NY. How did a snow-lover end up in the sweltering Middle Eastern climate?

She came to Israel in 2011 in order to explore her Jewish identity and spiritual/religious levels, and happily found her home among the people of Israel.

Now she lives in Efrat, Israel with her husband and three young children. They spend their time in nature, camping and hiking, playing sports, going for shabbat walks, practicing yoga as a family, and traveling. In her spare time, she loves to write and meditate.

 

Education

Sarah earned a BA in Sociology and Spanish from the State University of NY (SUNY) at Buffalo, an MA in Global Gender Studies from Rutgers University, and studied for a PhD in Social Policy with a focus in women's issues and violence prevention from Rutgers University.
She has been a professional writer and yoga practitioner for over 15 years.

 

Personal Life Experience

Her inspiration and passion comes from real-life experiences.

In Sarah's teens and early twenties, she battled serious and chronic health issues. After years of feeling unwell and unhealthy, she dedicated herself to leading a healthy lifestyle and succeeded in reversing much of her health conditions.

Sarah passionately advocates that many can do this through a combination of self-discipline, self-love, exercise and healthy eating lifestyle.

In 2018,  she became licensed to teach yoga after completing the yoga teacher course in Gush Etzion, Israel.